Treadmill bleep test

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by one-flew-over, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. I was once shown how to replicate a multi stage fitness test on a treadmill. You start at a speed and increase every minute. I have forgotten the start speed and the increase amount. Does anyone know it in KMPH please.

    Cheers ofo
  2. I did a quick Google and found this;

    Start at 8.5 Km/h and increase by 0.5 Km/h every 50 seconds.

    The real test starts at 7.5 Km/h - the increased speed should compensate for not slowing down and changing direction.
  3. As you wouldn't be stopping and changing direction every 20m, I don't see how a treadmill would simulate a bleep test.

    Anyway, it starts at 8.5kph and increases by 0.5kph every minute.

    You'd be much better off finding a 20m piece of the planet and downloading an mp3 of the test.
  4. Cheers spuncan.
  5. I kind of agree with ottar. Isn't the change of direction all part of the test?
  6. Thanks all - I was after something different to do on the treadmill - I know it is not quite the same but.....

    What is the current green level for a bloke just the better side of 40?
  7. surely you must get funny looks when you click the treadmill into reverse every 20m and turn to face the other way? :)