The Borg Scale of perceived exertion is a great way to determine the intensity of your workout.
Here are some good reasons to use this scale.
- It is good if you are taking HR altering medications
- It helps you "listen to your body
- It provides an accurate gauge of approaching fatigue
- It is a widely validated, reproducible tool for monitoring intensity
It is recommended that you exercise within a range of 12-16.
Borg Scale Chart
|Rating||How Hard you are Exercising|
|6||No, exertion at all|
|7||Very, very light|