What is a Workout Rating?

TritonWear's Readiness tool is built around a workout rating scale based on years of established sports science, this is how it works.

The scientific term is Rate of Perceived Exertion or RPE for short, but that sounds complicated, so we call it Workout Rating. The scale ranges from 0 - 10, with 0 being the lowest effort and 10 being the maximum. The Workout Rating scale represents an individual's feeling of effort. Think of it like telling someone who knows nothing about the sport how hard it felt like you worked, on average over the entire workout (including warm-up and cool-down), not jus the hardest set.

At the end of a training session, it is up to each athlete to determine how hard the workout felt to them on a scale of 0 - 10.

When interpreting the scale, think of it as 0 being nothing, like just floating in the pool. And 10 is the max, like you had to be pulled out of the pool and then threw up. Most training tends to fall into the 4-7 range.

However, the most important things are:

  • be consistent with yourself
  • do not exaggerate
  • do not consider what others might think. Your Workout Rating should be yours alone and no one else will ever see it. 

Workout Ratings are powerful because they capture internal stressors (like sleep, school, relationships, and eating habits) that impact the perception of a workout's difficulty.

Workout Ratings, in combination with duration, distance, and intensity help TritonWear learn your training rhythms. It will then use all this information to give you a Readiness Score that can help you evaluate how hard you have been training and advise how hard you should be training for the next week or so. 

To give you the best Readiness Score and most accurate training load advice, Workout Ratings should be entered for every single workout, in and out of the water. There is a minimum Workout Rating compliance of 75% for Readiness to include them in your score. If less than 75% of your workouts have RPE entered, Readiness will calculate solely on distances swam (which is considerably less accurate).