R J Robertson

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Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Gender comparison of RPE at absolute and relative physiological criteria
    R J Robertson
    Department of Health and Physical Education, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 32:2120-9. 2000
  2. doi request reprint Concurrent muscle hurt and perceived exertion of children during resistance exercise
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, Department of Health and Physical Activity, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:1146-54. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Concurrent validation of the OMNI perceived exertion scale for resistance exercise
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, Department of Health and Physical Education, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:333-41. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Validation of the adult OMNI scale of perceived exertion for cycle ergometer exercise
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:102-8. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Validation of the children's OMNI RPE scale for stepping exercise
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:290-8. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Children's OMNI-Resistance Exercise Scale of perceived exertion
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:819-26. 2005
  7. doi request reprint One repetition maximum prediction models for children using the OMNI RPE Scale
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, Department of Health and Physical Activity, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Strength Cond Res 22:196-201. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Omni scale rating of perceived exertion at ventilatory breakpoint by direct observation of children's kinematics
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 104:975-84. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Observation of perceived exertion in children using the OMNI pictorial scale
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:158-66. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Self-regulated cycling using the Children's OMNI Scale of Perceived Exertion
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, Department of Health and Physical Education, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:1168-75. 2002

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  1. ncbi request reprint Gender comparison of RPE at absolute and relative physiological criteria
    R J Robertson
    Department of Health and Physical Education, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 32:2120-9. 2000
    ..The effect of gender on ratings of perceived exertion for the overall body (RPE-O), chest (RPE-C), legs (RPE-L), and arms (RPE-A (ski)) was determined...
  2. doi request reprint Concurrent muscle hurt and perceived exertion of children during resistance exercise
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, Department of Health and Physical Activity, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:1146-54. 2009
    ..Rating of muscle hurt (RMH) and RPE were concurrently measured for 10- to 14-yr-old females (n = 50) and males (n = 50) performing unilateral biceps curl (BC) and knee extension (KE) isotonic exercise...
  3. ncbi request reprint Concurrent validation of the OMNI perceived exertion scale for resistance exercise
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, Department of Health and Physical Education, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:333-41. 2003
    ..87) during BC. RPE did not differ between women and men at any measurement point within each set for BC and KE. RPE-AM (final) was greater ( P < 0.01) than RPE-O in the three sets of BC and KE...
  4. ncbi request reprint Validation of the adult OMNI scale of perceived exertion for cycle ergometer exercise
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:102-8. 2004
    ..Concurrent and construct validity of the OMNI-Cycle Scale of Perceived Exertion were examined using young adult women and men (18-32 yr)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Validation of the children's OMNI RPE scale for stepping exercise
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:290-8. 2005
    ..The stepping pictorial format of the Children's OMNI Perceived Exertion Scale (0-10) was validated for female (N = 20) and male (N = 20) children, 8-12 yr old with a peak (step) oxygen consumption of 46.1 +/- 5.3 mL.kg(-1).min(-1)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Children's OMNI-Resistance Exercise Scale of perceived exertion
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:819-26. 2005
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  7. doi request reprint One repetition maximum prediction models for children using the OMNI RPE Scale
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, Department of Health and Physical Activity, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Strength Cond Res 22:196-201. 2008
    ..01) for BC (r = 0.89) and KE (r = 0.87). The RPE predictors were practical and accurate measures, making the 1 RM models potentially applicable when assessing large numbers of children in short time periods...
  8. ncbi request reprint Omni scale rating of perceived exertion at ventilatory breakpoint by direct observation of children's kinematics
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 104:975-84. 2007
    ..05) than RPE-Vpt-Chest. Findings validated direct kinematic observation to code group-normalized RPE-Vpt for girls and boys performing treadmill exercise...
  9. ncbi request reprint Observation of perceived exertion in children using the OMNI pictorial scale
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:158-66. 2006
    ..Concurrent and construct validity of a kinematic exertional observation procedure was examined for 10- to 14-yr-old female (N = 22) and male (N = 22) healthy children...
  10. ncbi request reprint Self-regulated cycling using the Children's OMNI Scale of Perceived Exertion
    Robert J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, Department of Health and Physical Education, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:1168-75. 2002
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  11. ncbi request reprint OMNI scale perceived exertion at ventilatory breakpoint in children: response normalized
    R J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, Department of Health and Physical Education, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 33:1946-52. 2001
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  12. ncbi request reprint Children's OMNI scale of perceived exertion: mixed gender and race validation
    R J Robertson
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, Department of Health and Physical Education, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 32:452-8. 2000
    ..Each of the four cohorts contained 20 clinically normal, nonobese children, 8-12 yr of age...
  13. ncbi request reprint Perception of physical exertion during dynamic exercise: a tribute to Professor Gunnar A. V. Borg
    R J Robertson
    University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261
    Percept Mot Skills 86:183-91. 1998
    ..A. V. Borg's measure of perceived exertion for a range of physical activities and settings illustrates the widely generalized base of Dr. Borg's experimental findings and scientific insight...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effect of exercise intensity on glucose and insulin metabolism in obese individuals and obese NIDDM patients
    J Kang
    Department of Health and Physical Education, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Diabetes Care 19:341-9. 1996
    ..The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the acute effect of exercise of differing intensity on plasma glucose and insulin responses to an oral glucose challenge...
  15. ncbi request reprint Physiological comparisons among three maximal treadmill exercise protocols in trained and untrained individuals
    J Kang
    Human Performance Laboratory, Department of Health and Physical Education, College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Eur J Appl Physiol 84:291-5. 2001
    ..The lower AT associated with the Bruce protocol seen in both untrained and trained groups suggests this aerobic parameter is protocol dependent and this protocol dependency is not affected by training status...
  16. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of the TriTrac-R3D accelerometer to estimate energy expenditure
    J M Jakicic
    Obesity Nutrition Research Center and Human Energy Research Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 31:747-54. 1999
    ..This study examined the reliability and validity of the TriTrac-R3D triaxial accelerometer to estimate energy expenditure during various modes of exercise...
  17. ncbi request reprint Relation between aerobic fitness level and stress induced alterations in neuroendocrine and immune function
    N M Moyna
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Int J Sports Med 20:136-41. 1999
    ..Plasma levels of norepinephrine increased during the speech task. The neuroendocrine and immune response to the chosen stressor were independent of subject aerobic fitness level...
  18. ncbi request reprint Fatigue in women with myocardial infarction
    F F Varvaro
    School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Health Care Women Int 17:593-602. 1996
    ..Although not reaching statistical significance, fatigue scores for women 65 and older were higher than for younger women...
  19. ncbi request reprint A normative zone of RPE ratings for use during graded exercise testing
    Fredric L Goss
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 104:339-46. 2007
    ..The presently generated zone provides a practical use of RPE in the interpretation of clinical exercise tests...
  20. ncbi request reprint RPE-based zone of normality for use in evaluating graded exercise test responses in women
    Fredric L Goss
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 106:251-8. 2008
    ..e., MET). The zone of normality might be used as an aid in discriminating between normal and abnormal RPE responses during graded treadmill tests by women with coronary artery disease...
  21. ncbi request reprint Short-term pharmacologically induced growth study of ontogenetic allometry of oxygen uptake in children
    Govindasamy Balasekaran
    Department of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Ann Hum Biol 32:746-59. 2005
    ..However, a wide deviation in the allometric coefficients for VO2max may be apparent when selected pediatric cohorts are studied in conjunction with clinical intervention for growth abnormalities...
  22. ncbi request reprint Comparison of measured and predicted residual lung volume in determining body composition of collegiate wrestlers
    Fredric L Goss
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Strength Cond Res 18:281-5. 2004
    ..05) from the value obtained using measured RLV in euhydrated subjects. The use of RLV Equation 2 may be a practical alternative to measured RLV in determining percent fat in euhydrated and hypohydrated collegiate wrestlers...
  23. ncbi request reprint Use of ratings of perceived exertion to anticipate treadmill test termination in patients taking beta-blockers
    Fredric L Goss
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 112:310-8. 2011
    ..1 sec. (SD = 27.0). Participants exercised for 153.1 sec. (SE = 27.0) after estimating a rating of 14. Once a rating of 14 is reached, volitional test termination will occur before the next exercise stage is completed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the SenseWear Pro Armband to assess energy expenditure during exercise
    John M Jakicic
    Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:897-904. 2004
    ..To assess the accuracy of the SenseWear Pro Armband for estimating energy expenditure during exercise...
  25. doi request reprint Predicted and actual exercise discomfort in middle school children
    Irene Kane
    Department of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 42:1013-21. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to use a match-mismatch paradigm to examine children's exercise discomfort during an aerobic shuttle run...
  26. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal study of the number and choice of leisure time physical activities from mid to late adolescence: implications for school curricula and community recreation programs
    Deborah J Aaron
    Department of Health and Physical Education, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:1075-80. 2002
    ..Physical activity (PA) declines during adolescence. There has been little research describing this decline or examining participation and nonparticipation in specific activities...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prediction of 2000 m indoor rowing performance using a 30 s sprint and maximal oxygen uptake
    Steven E Riechman
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, Department of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 300 Crabtree Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Sports Sci 20:681-7. 2002
    ..7% of the variation in 2000 m indoor rowing performance time was predicted by peak power in a rowing Wingate test, while VO2max and fatigue during the Wingate test explained an additional 12.1% and 8.2% of the variance, respectively...
  28. ncbi request reprint Identification of a rating of perceived exertion-based warning zone to anticipate graded treadmill test termination
    Fredric L Goss
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 110:213-23. 2010
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  29. ncbi request reprint Ratings of perceived exertion during low- and high-intensity resistance exercise by young adults
    Kristrin M Lagally
    University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 94:723-31. 2002
    ..Furthermore, sensations of exertion in the active muscles during resistance exercise are greater than sensations for the overall body...
  30. ncbi request reprint Standardized scaling procedures for rating perceived exertion during resistance exercise
    R E Gearhart
    Center for Exercise and Health-Fitness Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Strength Cond Res 15:320-5. 2001
    ..Both group and individual responses had high adjusted R2 and low SEM values. These results suggest that the current scaling instructions used with the Borg 15-category scale are valid for use during resistance exercise...
  31. ncbi request reprint Comparison of maximal oxygen consumption between black and white prepubertal and pubertal children
    Joseph L Andreacci
    Center for Exercise and Health Fitness Research, School of Health, Physical and Recreation Education, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 16261, USA
    Pediatr Res 56:706-13. 2004
    ..Further investigations should study Hb flow rate (a function of [Hb] x maximal cardiac output) in black and white children as it relates to VO2max...
  32. pmc Influence of marriage and parenthood on physical activity: a 2-year prospective analysis
    Ethan Edward Hull
    Dept of Physical Education, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 7:577-83. 2010
    ..The focus of this study is to examine life transitions, such as marriage and parenthood, and the impact they may have on the physical activity levels of young adults...
  33. doi request reprint The effect of hyperhydration on physiological and perceived strain during treadmill exercise in personal protective equipment
    David Hostler
    Emergency Responder Human Performance Lab, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 230 McKee Place, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Eur J Appl Physiol 105:607-13. 2009
    ..Intravenous hyperhydration did not reduce physiological stress, increase exercise, or influence perceptual strain time when compared to the euhydrated condition in moderately fit individuals...
  34. ncbi request reprint Perceived effort step-up procedure for self-regulating stationary cycle exercise intensity by patients with cardiovascular disease
    Philip C Weiser
    Temple University, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 104:236-53. 2007
    ..supporting a proposed third component, Production Strategy, of the Intensity Self-regulation Model. The 2-min. Step-up Procedure reduced some patients' tendency to "overshoot" target intensity...
  35. ncbi request reprint RPE at relative intensities after 12 weeks of resistance-exercise training by older adults
    Randall F Gearhart
    Department of Sport Sciences, Ashland University, 246 RSSC, Ashland, OH 44805, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 106:893-903. 2008
    ..Development of a new prediction equation may be necessary to track relative strength in older adults...
  36. ncbi request reprint The effect of acute resistance exercise on serum malondialdehyde in resistance-trained and untrained collegiate men
    Curt B Dixon
    Department of Health Science, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA 17745, USA
    J Strength Cond Res 20:693-8. 2006
    ..4 +/- 20.2) for both groups. There was no difference (p > 0.05) in CK activity between groups. This study indicated that moderate-intensity whole-body resistance exercise had no effect on serum MDA concentration in RT and UT subjects...
  37. ncbi request reprint Construct validity of the OMNI resistance exercise scale
    Kristen M Lagally
    School of Kinesiology and Recreation, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois 61790, USA
    J Strength Cond Res 20:252-6. 2006
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint The influence of fitness and body weight on preferred exercise intensity
    Jennifer A Pintar
    Department of Human Performance and Exercise Science, Youngstown State University, OH 44555, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:981-8. 2006
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Ratings of perceived exertion in active muscle during high-intensity and low-intensity resistance exercise
    Randall F Gearhart
    Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA
    J Strength Cond Res 16:87-91. 2002
    ..11 +/- 2.08 for the HIP and 8.34 +/- 1.35 for the LIP. Performing few repetitions using heavier weight is perceived to be more difficult than lifting comparatively lighter weight with more repetitions when external work is held constant...
  40. ncbi request reprint Perceived exertion, electromyography, and blood lactate during acute bouts of resistance exercise
    Kristen M Lagally
    Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790 5120, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:552-9; discussion 560. 2002
    ..In addition, changes in blood lactic acid and biceps muscle activity assessed using electromyography (EMG) were investigated as potential mediators of RPE during resistance exercise...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effect of induced alkalosis on perception of exertion during exercise recovery
    Ann Marie Swank
    Exercise Physiology Laboratory, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292, USA
    J Strength Cond Res 16:491-9. 2002
    ..In addition, this study provides preliminary data in support of RPE as an adjunct measure to quantify the extent of recovery from exercise...
  42. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of air displacement for assessing body composition of collegiate wrestlers
    Alan C Utter
    Departments of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:500-5. 2003
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of air displacement plethysmography (ADP) by using the BOD POD in comparison with hydrostatic weighing (HW) in a collegiate wrestling population in hydrated and acutely dehydrated states...
  43. ncbi request reprint Effect of carbohydrate ingestion on ratings of perceived exertion during a marathon
    Alan C Utter
    Department of Health, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:1779-84. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of carbohydrate substrate availability on ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) and hormonal regulation during a competitive marathon...
  44. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Adult OMNI Scale of perceived exertion for walking/running exercise
    Alan C Utter
    Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina 28608, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:1776-80. 2004
    ..Concurrent and construct validity of the OMNI-Walk/Run Scale of Perceived Exertion was examined using young adult women and men (18-36 yr)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Relation between muscular strength and cardiorespiratory fitness in people with thoracic-level paraplegia
    Robert F Zoeller
    Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Florida Atlantic University, Davie, FL 33314, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1441-6. 2005
    ..To determine the relation between muscular strength, aerobic power (V O2 peak), submaximal blood lactate accumulation, and endurance performance in people with thoracic-level paraplegia...
  46. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of anticipation bias for RPE during progressive exercise testing
    Ann M Swank
    Exercise Physiology Lab, Crawford Gym Room 2, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 100:841-50. 2005
    ..Results indicate that both undifferentiated and differentiated RPE are given without significant anticipation bias during submaximal progressive cycle exercise...
  47. ncbi request reprint Children's OMNI Scale of Perceived Exertion: walking/running evaluation
    Alan C Utter
    Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:139-44. 2002
    ..The Children's OMNI-walk/run Scale of Perceived Exertion (category range, 0-10) was evaluated using male and female children (6-13 yr of age) during a treadmill graded exercise test...
  48. ncbi request reprint Effect of creatine supplementation and a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet on muscle creatine concentration
    Judith M Lukaszuk
    Department of Nutrition Dietetics and Hospitality Administration at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
    Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 12:336-48. 2002
    ..However, muscle total creatine (TCr) following creatine supplementation did not differ statistically between LOV and Omni diet groups (148.6 4.5 vs. 141.7 4.5 mmol kg-1 d.m.)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Comparison of maximal oxygen consumption between obese black and white adolescents
    Joseph L Andreacci
    Department of Exercise, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, USA
    Pediatr Res 58:478-82. 2005
    ..Further investigations should study Hb flow rate (a function of [Hb] . maximal cardiac output) and physical activity/inactivity patterns in obese black and white children as it relates to VO2max...
  50. ncbi request reprint Effect of a defined lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet and oral creatine monohydrate supplementation on plasma creatine concentration
    Judith M Lukaszuk
    School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences, Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA
    J Strength Cond Res 19:735-40. 2005
    ..Dietary advice should be provided to LOV athletes that supplementation with creatine may help to increase their muscle stores of creatine, and thus their ATP resynthesis capabilities, to levels similar to those of omnivores...