rpe rating of perceived exertion

RPE: How to use Rating of Perceived Exertion in Training and Racing

Exercise intensity is one of the most important variables that determines the effectiveness of a workout. As a result, most workouts express the target intensity by power output, heart rate, pace, and RPE. What does RPE mean? Rating of Perceived Exertion, or RPE, is the simplest of all ways to gauge exercise intensity. It is …

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How to prevent and treat saddle sores

Nothing ruins a great ride faster than discomfort caused by friction or pressure between you and your saddle. There’s a lot going on in your shorts: pressure from supporting a substantial portion of your bodyweight, heat and moisture from exertion and sweat, and friction from spinning your legs and scooting fore and aft on the …

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Cycling for Weight Loss: Pros, Cons, and How to Lose Weight Cycling

People use cycling to achieve various goals, including health, fitness, competition, fun and adventure. Weight loss often occurs naturally as a consequence of increased hours and miles on the bike. CTS typically approaches weight management from the perspective of improving endurance sport performance, like increasing power-to-weight ratio. However, we recognize weight loss is a primary …

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Alison Tetrick: My Best Events and Experiences of 2021

By Alison Tetrick, Pro cyclist, Entrepreneur, CTS Contributing Editor Don’t start me on the jokes that 2022 sounds like 2020 “too”. Wait. It does. Ah, I remember when I started 2020, excited about my goals. I dusted off the boots and was ready. Now, here we are. 2022. Ready for something fresh and new? Maybe. …