Share this article on:

A New Approach to Monitoring Resistance Training

McGuigan Michael R. PhD; Foster, Carl PhD
Strength & Conditioning Journal: December 2004
Article: PDF Only


Monitoring the training load during resistance training is problematic. There is no universally accepted method of monitoring resistance training. Session rating of perceived exertion (RPE) can delineate intensities and may be a useful tool for strength coaches and athletes.

Michael McGuigan is a lecturer at Edith Cowan University.

Carl Foster is a professor and director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

© 2004 National Strength and Conditioning Association