Posted On:6/07/2007 2:28pm
If so post up your results!
I've got one tomorrow morning and i'm not expecting to do too well tbh but it's going to be used as a benchmark for my fitness from now on, amongst other routines.
I'm hoping to at least hit double figures.
Posted On:6/07/2007 4:25pm
Style: Bits and pieces
Haven't done it since secondary school, got to level 12/13 can't remember exactly.
Posted On:6/07/2007 5:52pm
Style: Hung Ga Kung Fu
What is this test?
Posted On:6/07/2007 6:10pm
Style: punching bag / crew jitsu
You mean that stupid fitness test? I don't remember specifics, I just remember reaching or surpassing just about all the requirements (lol @ 11-minute mile minimum)
and good morning to you too
Posted On:6/08/2007 7:16am
11 minutes? You could walk that.
You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
Posted On:6/08/2007 2:02pm
OK... So, I looked it up, and it requires that you run between two markers that are about 20 meters apart, and you run back and forth in time with a beep that is played via an audio tape. The beep gets faster as you go along every 60 seconds.
You start out doing about 8.5 KM per hour, and it gets .5 faster every minute until you get pooped out, and that's where you fitness level is.
Sounds interesting. But, it also sounds like you could just be on a treadmill with some dude racketing the speed up every minute until you die.
How did you do?
Posted On:6/08/2007 2:20pm
I have done two bleep tests. one on 20m apart and one on 15m. i think the fifteen metre one is the most common. i last did it a few months ago and went to 10.2. the last few were pretty hard, but it wasn't til i stopped that i realised the lungs were burning, and i felt like i was going to puke.
definitely felt it in the legs during the run though.
i once did to 9.4 on the 20m track and really really felt it. it was absolute hell, but that might have been the rum from the night before, what with the whole 'bleep test? those are fuckin easy' attitude.
since then, i took em a bit more seriously.
Posted On:6/08/2007 3:21pm
8.5 last time I took it around a year ago I'll be doing one again soon and'll post how much I improved later.
This test is was harder then it sounds, You really feel it afterward.
Posted On:6/08/2007 3:29pm
OK so I'm thinking of something totally different.
But seriously that's a pretty flawed measure of fitness.
Posted On:6/11/2007 4:21am
Kwoww; what would you consider a better fitness test? i only know bleep test, cooper run, that vo2 max step test (never done it), and 1.5 mile / 2.41 km run in 11 mins 30 secs or less.
that last one is part of fitness test for irish defence forces, which also includes push ups sit ups etc.
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