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Author:Colado, Juan C.
 
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Dear Editor-in-chief

We would like to thank Dr. Garzon and Dr. Comtois for their interest in our recently published manuscript entitled "Concurrent and Construct Validation of a Scale for Rating Perceived Exertion in Aquatic Cycling for Young Men". We would like to thank them for their positive words regarding the topic that we have chosen in our article. We are in agree that it can be of interest from several practical points of views, and moreover, as they have well indicated, it can be very useful for different profile of professionals and users.

Regarding their specific comments emphasized in their observations, it is necessary to point out that the technical term "beats per minute" (bpm) has been used in the last decades for monitoring intensity during different types of exercises both in dry land as in the aquatic medium (Aquatic Exercise Association, 2010; Alberton et al., 2011; 2013; 2015; 2016; 2019; Barbosa et al., 2009; 2010; Colado et al., 2008; 2009; Grier et al., 2002; Kravitz et al., 1997; Pinto et al., 2015; 2016; Raffaelli et al., 2010). More concretely for cycling activities, the technical terms of revolution per minute (rpm) or bpm have been frequently used, so that the rpm can be half, the same or double the bpm (Barbado, 2005). In fact, in previous studies, we have used rpm (Yazigi et al., 2013) or bpm (Pinto et al., 2016) for monitoring the intensity of the aquatic cycling exercise, indicating with them the cadence of the aquatic pedaling exercise. Taking in account their considerations about our article, we think that maybe the main inconvenient in the redaction of our study (Colado and Brasil, 2019) is that we have use both terms together and, as they have indicated, it should have been probably necessary to have shown some complementary information at the end of page 697 and beginning of 698 for transmitting more accurately our procedure, and with this facilitate a detailed interpretation of the vale results of our study. According to this, we think that this possible ambiguity highlighted with these terms could be avoided with this additional information:

* Sentence "The subjects were advised to perform one complete pedalling cycle (i.e., 0-360[degrees]) in 1 beat, considering that the beat is a steady pulse that is repeated cyclically during one minute and this determine the pace of the movement (for example, 100, 115, 130, etc. beats or pulses per minute)" can be better understood if it is rewritten as: "The subjects were advised to perform one complete pedalling cycle in two beats (one beat for the left leg and one beat for the right leg), considering that the beat is a steady pulse that is repeated cyclically during one minute and this determine the pace of the movement (for example, 100, 115, 130, etc. beats or pulses per minute (bpm))".

* Sentence "This aspect is usually employed during aquatic cycling activities when music is used for monitoring the exercise intensity thought the pedalling cadence" can be better understood if it is rewritten as: "This aspect is usually employed during aquatic cycling activities when music is used for monitoring the exercise intensity through the pedalling cadence".

* Sentence "Therefore, a complete pedalling cycle of 360[degress] has been considerate as the equivalent to a revolution per minute in our study" can be better understood if it is rewritten as: "Therefore, a complete pedalling cycle of 360[degrees] has been considered as the equivalent to a revolution per minute (rpm) in our study, for example 160 bpm would be the equivalent of 80 rpm".

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