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May 31, 2009

Bleep test

So on Wednesday, I foolishly decided to embark on assessing my current level of fitness, using the bleep test (click link to find out more). I had signed up thinking it would be a good way of assessing how I’m doing with my weight loss and fitness levels at the moment – but it was really nerve-racking actually. Felt kind of like going into an exam!

They use the test for admission into the armed forces, police, etc and as an apparently fairly objective measure of cardiovascular fitness.

I actually did ok, I was pleased with an 11.6 which would reach the minimum standard for the army, navy, police etc, and also the royal marines which is pretty pleasing! (though don’t get me wrong.. they do a lot more than one bleep test to check potential applicants!). That said, I felt I could have run better, and I wasn’t very well hydrated, was pretty tired and generally felt on poor form.

Needless to say I’m going back this week to attempt to better my score and get a more ‘realistic result’. How foolish.


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