It’s always useful to do fitness tests whilst you’re training for an event because it helps set a benchmark for where you currently are, and where you want to be. It’s also quite helpful to measure how your training is going as you can see how you’ve developed over the weeks.
There are a number of fitness tests available which measure a number of different aspects to your health.
Most people will remember the bleep test, which is running from two points, 20m apart, and being timed; with shorter periods of time as you progress through each level. If you’d like to download the bleep test for free on iTunes, click here.
Other more modern fitness tests are the fitness tests which the army makes you take in order to see if you’re healthy, and fit enough, to join the army. Rather than the bleep test, which just tests cardio fitness, these tests are created to test your core strength (sit-ups), your cardio (running), and your upper body strength (press-ups).
Then, there are a number of fitness tests available to the average person, to test a variety of areas of the body, ranging from pull-ups, rowing, planks, lunges and more.
Why not see how you do with the few tests we’ve set out below.
|Good||< 75 sec||< 60 sec|
|Average||45 – 75||35 – 60|
|Poor||> 45||> 35|
|Good||< 50||< 40|
|Average||30 – 49||25 – 40|
|Poor||> 30||> 25|
|Good||< 25||< 15|
|Average||16 – 24||5 – 15|
|Poor||> 15||> 5|
|Average||4 – 7||1-3|
|Good||> 3:30 min||4:30 min|
|Average||3:30 – 4:30||4:30 – 5:30|
|Poor||< 4:30||< 5:30|
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