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Table 2 Heart rate and ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) during the experimental sessions (mean ± SD)

From: Resistance exercise leading to failure versus not to failure: effects on cardiovascular control

  RPE Heart rate, bpm
   1st exercise Middle session Last exercise
60% of 10-RM 3.5 ± 0.8 108.5 ± 14.2 104.9 ± 13.0 104.5 ± 7.3
10-RM 6.4 ± 0.5* 134.4 ± 18.4* 129.7 ± 15.6* 123.7 ± 13.9*
  1. *p ≤ 0.05 vs 60% of 10-RM session. 10-RM = ten repetitions maximum.