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PURPOSE The newly developed Children's OMNI Scale of Perceived Exertion (category range: 0 to 10) was validated using separate cohorts of female and male, African American and white subjects. Each of the four cohorts contained 20 clinically normal, nonobese children, 8-12 yr of age. METHODS A cross-sectional, perceptual estimation paradigm using a single(More)
PURPOSE The effect of gender on ratings of perceived exertion for the overall body (RPE-O), chest (RPE-C), legs (RPE-L), and arms (RPE-A (ski)) was determined. METHODS Comparisons were made at, a) absolute oxygen uptake (VO2, L x min(-1); mL x kg(-1) x min(-1)) and heart rate (HR, b x min(-1)) and b) relative VO2 (%VO2max/peak) and HR (% HRmax/peak)(More)
PURPOSE This study compared the rate of energy expenditure among six popular exercise machines at intensities corresponding to ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) for fairly light (RPE-11), somewhat hard (RPE-13), and hard (RPE-15) in 9 healthy men and 10 healthy women. METHODS A maximal exercise test on each exercise machine was used to anchor the Borg(More)
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