Have a question about RPE

  • rex099

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    May 27, 2012 2:22 PM GMT
    Ok so I started doing the Strength Foundation Workout last week and it says in the cardio section to maintain a RPE of 6-7 which for me is about 119. The machine says 123 so its close, however by the time my cardio is done my heart rate is like at 181 but I feel fine, not really panting or anything. What am I doing wrong? Is it dangerous to get my heart rate that high? any insight anyone can give would be great!
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    May 27, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    I thought the last word in the thread title was "RAPE." icon_lol.gif
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    May 29, 2012 4:41 AM GMT
    You are fine. When you are in better cardio condition, your max heart should decrease.
  • Montague

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    May 29, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI thought the last word in the thread title was "RAPE." icon_lol.gif


    Same here hah
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    May 29, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
    Excuse me....is this the rape thread?
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    Well, have a nice day!
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    May 29, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    OP: am I understanding correctly that your HR starts out at 123 but then goes up to 181 by the end of the 30-40 minutes? Or something else?

    If I am understanding you correctly, you need to dial back on the intensity of the cardio workout (assuming you want to follow the SF workout regimen to a tee).

    Great workout, BTW - I did it over the winter and it got me in much better shape.

    Good luck!