RPE - Last rep velocity converter

RPE can be closely linked to the last rep velocity (LRV) in strength training. Utilise this connection to improve your velocity based training application and programming through the combination of subjective and objective training data.

Pro tip: Save this web page to your phone home screen for quick access during your workouts!

RPE-LRV chart

Your personal conversion chart will populate once two or more sets of valid data are entered. If you work in RIR, simply convert your values to RPE before entering them into the chart and ignore the 0.5 values in between.
RPE to Velocity Calculator

Predicted RPE-velocities for

Enter at least two sets of RPE and Last Rep Velocity values to calculate. The third set is optional.

How to use this RPE - LRV converter

The RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) to last-rep velocity calculator is designed for powerlifters, coaches, and fitness enthusiasts to  find patterns between their RPE, barbell velocity and 1RM to help them train and program with precision. 

Simply input a few sets worth of RPE values and the corresponding last rep velocities for a single exercise and this website will return the predicted velocity and RPE values for this exercise.

Here's how to use the calculator:

  1. Enter the Exercise Name: This calculator is designed so you can screenshot the results and keep them in your phone as a training guide. Entering the exercise name will help you identify the screenshot later!
  2. Input RPE and Velocity Values: For each set, enter the RPE value and the velocity of your last rep as measured by a velocity based training device or the free bar speed app Metric VBT.
  3. The calculator requires a minimum of two sets with different RPE values but three sets will provide a more accurate estimation.
  4. The calculator will display a table with estimated last-rep velocities for each RPE value from 10 down to 5.

Screenshot your chart or save this webpage to your phone home screen and update your conversion chart regularly during training.

Why use last rep velocity?

By understanding the relationship between subjective (RPE) and objective (LRV) training information you can precisely tailor your programming - better controlling and planning your proximity to failure and adapting to fatigue during training to optimise strength, power and hypertrophy adaptions while minimising burn out risk.

Check out the full last rep velocity blog here →

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