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Did the beep test today for something different.  Got to level 8.9.  What can others do.  

I actually enjoyed doing it for something different. Running at pace in the heat hurt. 

I'm 

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Did a few years ago during pre-season rugby and was 12.7, I'm guessing higher now. 

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I've used the YoYo intermittent test over the last few years while playing soccer as a preseason monthly test.

Now trying some conditioning using Max Aerobic Speed and the beep test gives better numbers to base that off. 

Use it as a short, practical test of max aerobic capacity, cheap, can be used for a group all at the same time and correlates pretty well with Vo2max, Vo2max run velocity.

For a triathlete I reckon better using a submax running test a la the MAF test. pick a submax HR, run 5km at this HR and time it once a month.

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I had to do it for work.  We had to get 5 and I got 10 with no practice other than a little bit of swimming.  The best guy in my dept got 14.  The average for all employees (500?) was 8.6.

I heard the fire brigade are close to 10 for their entry requirements.

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1 hour ago, Bored@work said:

Why not? 

Well I dont know what a beep test is 🤓

Edit -  I checked online & now I get it 😊

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31 minutes ago, surfer101 said:

Well I dont know what a beep test is 🤓

Edit -  I checked online & now I get it 😊

Sorry thought everyone knew.  

I was flat as tack after working 14hr days for 9days straight & then flying home from Perth late last night.  It was like having jet lag this morning but I still enjoyed it. 

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Like the basketball thing out of that movie with whatshisname.

 

A prison island, presidents plane crash, "snake" with an eye patch and tight leather pants. You know the one. 

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Dammm I pulled up sore from it. Ended up cramping like a dog in the middle of the night.  No surprises considering I haven't done much for the last two months. 

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Is there two different tests with different intervals or something? Is there an accepted standard for the interval time, number of intervals and distance you have to run? I swear there is a huge range of results I see that couldn't just be explained by a couch potato "having a big engine". 

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Ironnerd is fit & got a 12.XX 

Bored@work is unfair & got 8.9

I was also doing it against a bunch of kids half my age. What surprised me was the number of 18/19 year olds that dropped out at level 7. I was fine about 10min after finishing & they were still a miss on the ground.

 

 

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I have done it a number of times. Can't remember what level.

One time we did an alternating run, burpee sequence

Of note I am a slow sprinter so dropped out at an acceptable level, but in a 5km run I was one of the faster people. Just different engine, and reaction  requirements

 

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14 hours ago, Bored@work said:

Did the beep test today for something different.  Got to level 8.9.  What can others do.  

I actually enjoyed doing it for something different. Running at pace in the heat hurt. 

I'm 

You're better than that. You just didn't want it bad enough.

I'm usually +/- a couple of levels either side of 11

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47 minutes ago, rory-dognz said:

I have done it a number of times. Can't remember what level.

One time we did an alternating run, burpee sequence

Of note I am a slow sprinter so dropped out at an acceptable level, but in a 5km run I was one of the faster people. Just different engine, and reaction  requirements

 

 

Yeah we did alternating 5km TT and beep tests each fortnight with workmates. I was much better at 5km TT than beep test as I couldnt start/stop quickly. We also realised that your turn techniques were crucial as the pace got hotter. 

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We had to do it for my team in St John Ambulance back in the UK. I used to do it with all the newbies and would regularly leave all the 18 and 19 years olds gasping and used to give up around 12.5. This was before I started triathlons so I imagine I would be higher now. Hopefully...

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48 minutes ago, nealo said:

You're better than that. You just didn't want it bad enough.

I'm usually +/- a couple of levels either side of 11

Nope. That's it.  I enjoyed myself & managed to beat a couple of the young cocky guys. I'm almost 40 now & know my place.

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The beep test is as much a test of agility and change of direction as it is about fitness and your ability as a runner. Not very specific for straight-line sports...

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30 minutes ago, CEM said:

The beep test is as much a test of agility and change of direction as it is about fitness and your ability as a runner. Not very specific for straight-line sports...

Totally agree. I dont think I'd go very well as I'm useless and speed off the mark.

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