The Beep Test

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The Beep Test

Post by MickyD#9 » 28 Feb 2006, 06:30

We did the beep test at school today and it got me thinking that i should do it alot more often. I downloaded it onto my Mp3 player so i can do it whenever. Does anybody know how often I should do it? And also what are your scores on the Beep test?
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Post by Chooka » 28 Feb 2006, 08:31

Well, I would think that you should do it roughly every 3-6 weeks, depending on how much you want to track your progress. They say with aerobic fitness it takes 6 weeks for improvement. So, personally, I would do it every 6 weeks.
My score is 11.6. I know it isn't that good, but I'm not too fit.
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Post by CruzAzul19 » 28 Feb 2006, 13:03

what's the beep test?

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Post by Christopher » 28 Feb 2006, 13:07

Yeah, whats a beep test?

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Post by Sputnik » 28 Feb 2006, 17:28

A variety of popular fitness tests are generically called "Beep Tests" because an audio tape is used to control timed runs over a measured course, and an audio tone communicates timing information the test subjects (runners). The tests are run continuously until the subjects can no longer continue or start to miss (arrive late at gates). The highest running pace and number of repetitions that the runner can accomplish successfully is then the players rating. The rating is translated, by some biometric wizardry, into an estimate of VO2Max, the amount of Oxygen that the athlete can consume per unit of body mass.

Beep tests are very popular for pre-season and in-season fitness assessments for soccer players and athletes in other sports. The minimal equipment and space requirements make them attractive. The interval runs that are part of a beep test prove very challenging for even elite soccer players in top condition. Better still, the tests provide a very good spread in results, separating athletes into many levels of fitness, providing the soccer coach with a realistic, quantitative, assessment of individual and team fitness.

In the standard Beep Test (also known as the Leger Test), the runner covers a 20 meter interval at steadily increasing pace, with several iterations to be completed at each pace before moving on to the next. In the Birtwell Test, a 40 meter course is used. There are also tests for which the running pace varies randomly, in an attempt to more closely match game conditions. There are also variations that allow some recovery time between running intervals.
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Post by cfrealmadrid » 28 Feb 2006, 21:20

nice post sputnik, some of that stuff i didn't know. i think they had something on it though, if you watched the usa-guatemala game. they showed the usa in training doing a beep test, with a brief explanation by i think santino quaranta. he said it was "7 minutes of pure hell" and it sure looks like it from what i saw.
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Post by J » 28 Feb 2006, 21:51

Here is the beep test in action at the US national mens training camp:

http://ussoccer.com/sights/showVideo.jsp_40-18.html

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Post by Kevin » 28 Feb 2006, 23:02

Yeah I know this, we recently did that in school but here we got another system I think. It's just the time that is important, no point or something. I got 10 minutes which is ok but not great ...

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Post by D347H574R » 03 Mar 2006, 11:16

well thats not a beep test then..

my best is 15.6
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Post by upandcoming » 03 Mar 2006, 14:59

I hold my school record for the beep test I got to level 17.4

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Post by Chooka » 04 Mar 2006, 00:34

upandcoming wrote:I hold my school record for the beep test I got to level 17.4
Are you serious? Was it on a shorter course or somrthing? If it is real you're unbelieveably good. Even the best AFL footballers don't get that.
Anything over 15 is absolutely outstanding.
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Post by lil italy » 04 Mar 2006, 00:51

i've never done it before, can u like download it or sumthin for a 20 metre track and is there something that can checj your score for you???
Every time we have had to do it at school i have been away (only once a year), and i want to try and do it every 2 weeks.
thanks for your help.
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Post by AusSkills » 04 Mar 2006, 00:55

yes 17.4 is possible, i know cause theres a guy from my school who was really good at endurance running, (always won the cross country and stuff) when he did the beep test he would just keep going until everyone else gave up, then he got bored and stopped, normally this happend about 13-15 but he could have kept going till the tape ran out i reckon
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Post by MickyD#9 » 05 Mar 2006, 07:58

You can download a version of "the beep test" here: http://www.defence.gov.au/army/hq8bde/jobs/fitness.htm
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Post by lil italy » 05 Mar 2006, 08:19

thank you very much m8
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