aosb briefing bleep test

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I know I sound like a complete anus but I'm usually alright on the bleep test, except for today. It was wet and I couldn't change direction quick enough. I was like bambi on ice and therefore failed to make level 10 altogether...is this bleep test done outside regardless of ground conditions?
 

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I believe it's done on the RMAS ice rink.

In bare feet.
 
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I know I sound like a complete anus but I'm usually alright on the bleep test, except for today. It was wet and I couldn't change direction quick enough. I was like bambi on ice and therefore failed to make level 10 altogether...is this bleep test done outside regardless of ground conditions?
The 'bleep test' was designed for indoor use.
 
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So what would be strange about the Army using it outside then.
The test was introduced to the military from the RUC. Brought in to offset the BFT issues that were around at the time and to neutralise the whinges of weather, slope of course ( hilly / flat) the BFT test was run over et al. It kept the age / male/ female aspects of determining a fitness level for when inclement weather conditions prevented the outdoor version. Important as it influenced pay and promotion aspects in those times.

There were fairly strict guidelines described for a BFT course, particularly if being undertaken in Cyprus / Singapore / Norway / where hot & cold weather factors had some bearing on the result on a soldiers ability to 'pass' a mandatory test.
 
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The test was introduced to the military from the RUC. Brought in to offset the BFT issues that were around at the time and to neutralise the whinges of weather, slope of course ( hilly / flat) the BFT test was run over et al. It kept the age / male/ female aspects of determining a fitness level for when inclement weather conditions prevented the outdoor version.
Which would make running it outdoors in inclement weather pretty stupid.

A wet surface will affect an MSFT score far more than it would a 2.4km run!
 
#12
Which would make running it outdoors in inclement weather pretty stupid.

A wet surface will affect an MSFT score far more than it would a 2.4km run!

I don't understand your point. The bleep test was not originally designed to be run out of doors.

Sorry, I'm old school - MSFT ? Why would you consider 'running' an indoor test on a wet surface?
 
#13
I don't understand your point. The bleep test was not originally designed to be run out of doors.

Sorry, I'm old school - MSFT ? Why would you consider 'running' an indoor test on a wet surface?
Multi-Stage Fitness Test. Apparently 'bleep test' wasn't self-explanatory enough.

For what it's worth I too have never taken it outside, nor do I think it is ever conducted outside (at least, not in a military or sporting context - I've done it outside in my 'own time'.)
 
#14
Yes, I was pointing out that running it outdoors in poor condition - as is often done - would be silly!


MSFT stands for multi-stage fitness test: proper name for the bleep test.
 
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Multi-Stage Fitness Test. Apparently 'bleep test' wasn't self-explanatory enough.

For what it's worth I too have never taken it outside, nor do I think it is ever conducted outside (at least, not in a military or sporting context - I've done it outside in my 'own time'.)
Thank you. I was around when it was first brought in. Though it was introduced to PTI's in the three services, it particularly 'affected' the Army, who were the only ones to insist that promotion and pay would be influenced by the outcome of the test (s). We photocopied, in a manner of phrase the RUC data findings. They had been running it a few years before we ever got a grip of it. For a police organisation, they were very progressive in PE matters at the time. As I recall, there were 8 Cybex (sp?) rehab machines in the whole of Europe and RUC had 6 of these.

Apologies for thread drift.
 

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