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Kelsey Dow, Robert Pritchett, Karen Roemer and Kelly Pritchett

( Cockburn et al., 2013 ; Lockie et al., 2018 ). At the conclusion of every testing session, each participant was asked to rate the effort required during the testing protocol using the Borg rating of perceived exertion (RPE) scale (6–20) ( Spaccarotella & Andzel, 2011 ). Immediately afterwards, each

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Gabrielle Ringenberg, Jill M. Maples and Rachel A. Tinius

), participants continued the protocol until they reached volitional fatigue. Ratings of perceived exertion (RPE), respiratory exchange ratio (RER), and heart rate were all carefully monitored during the test to ensure participant safety as well as determine if maximal effort was achieved. Heart rate was

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Gregory J. Welk

exaggerated the length or intensity of the activity. However, from a relative perspective, the individual might have been accurately rating the activity based on his or her perceived exertion and on relative fitness level. The U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans ( U.S. Department of Health and

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Catrine Tudor-Locke and Elroy J. Aguiar

• Min or percentage of time at zero cadence Note . %HRmax = percentage of heart-rate maximum; %HRR = percentage of heart-rate reserve; MET = metabolic equivalent of task; MVPA = moderate to vigorous physical activity; RPE = rating of perceived exertion; %VO 2max  = percentage of maximal oxygen uptake