Bleep Test

Polyethyl

Old-Salt
Does anyone know where I can get a CD so I can practice for the bleep test.

One PTI said it is so easy I don’t need to practice
Another PTI didn’t have the CD.

I’ve been sprinting and jogging between flag poles on the Mall – but I really need to pass this test – so I would like to have a proper practice session.

Does anyone have any training suggestions? Sprinting is not my forte.
 

mr.russell

Old-Salt
I remember on the Bootneck website you could download a 'bleep test' mp3.
 
Polyethyl said:
Does anyone know where I can get a CD so I can practice for the bleep test.

One PTI said it is so easy I don’t need to practice
Another PTI didn’t have the CD.


I’ve been sprinting and jogging between flag poles on the Mall – but I really need to pass this test – so I would like to have a proper practice session.

Does anyone have any training suggestions? Sprinting is not my forte.
Not very good PTIs are they
 
Polyethyl said:
Does anyone know where I can get a CD so I can practice for the bleep test.

One PTI said it is so easy I don’t need to practice
Another PTI didn’t have the CD.

I’ve been sprinting and jogging between flag poles on the Mall – but I really need to pass this test – so I would like to have a proper practice session.

Does anyone have any training suggestions? Sprinting is not my forte.
I just did one on PRMC and to be honest, found it the hardest of all the tests.

If I was you, I would practice getting the turns nice and quick.
 

kezza005

Swinger
For me this is the hardest test to do so defo have a practise, I had to do one for a course recently so i put it on my ipod to practise.
The turns tire you out more than you realise so try alternating legs that you turn off.
Also dont go too fast at the begining, its hard to get the pace correct so your not waiting for the bleep at each end so a run through will help with this and the inevitable nerves you will get before the test.
 
Get used to sprinting off to about half way and then slowing down from the mid point so that you don't have to waste as much energy suddenly stopping and turning around
 

Polyethyl

Old-Salt
Thank you so much for your help with this training lads.
But I’m not finding it easy at all.

I’ve just done another lunchtime session of dashing between trees in St James Park and an hour later my heart is still pounding.

I’ve got 2 months left to improve – please reassure me that it gets easier!?!
 
Polyethyl said:
Thank you so much for your help with this training lads.
But I’m not finding it easy at all.

I’ve just done another lunchtime session of dashing between trees in St James Park and an hour later my heart is still pounding.

I’ve got 2 months left to improve – please reassure me that it gets easier!?!
If you still have 2 months I would suggest for 3-4 weeks doing some LSD work to help your aerobic ability (ie 60-90 minutes of steady state rowing, cycling or eliptical, I would say running but it depends on how conditioned you are to it and what your weight situation it, last thing you want is to develop a knee injury) and then start doing 1 session pure sprints, 1 session HIIT work and 1 session a fast run, then a seperate session every week or two could be for the beep test. The beep test itself isn't supposed to get you fit, merely test your VO2 max capability.
 

enia

Swinger
Heya, could some one send me a link where I can download the beep test from?
Havn't done one of these since secondary school...wish it was just a straight run.

cheers :)
 

enia

Swinger
Ok well I managed to download it but it says that it cant be played on my ipod....anyone else have this problem?
 
If you can play squash or know people playing five a side that would help build the right kind of fitness without sickening yourself. If you try either of these with a heart rate monitor it's a beasting without so much psychological misery, and the stamping, stopping, turning and sprinting is just what you need.

I watched a little footballer get up around level 18 without much apparent effort.
 
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