An easy way to monitor athletes’ training load – a talk with Steve Barrett
For the third episode of the Football Medicine® Podcast we invited Steve Barrett, head chief of the Sports Science Department at Hull City FC, to talk about load management strategies, with special focus on RPE (Rating Perceived Exertion).
In this interview, Steve answers questions like:
- What is the purpose of RPE?
- What are the main differences between sRPE (session) and dRPE (differential)?
- How well these RPE measurements correlate with other sophisticated tools like GPS?
- What are the best low budget solutions for someone who wants to monitor and manage loads on their athletes the best way possible?