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Futbolrs - Nel & Margeman undergo fitness assessment in Cape Town

Updated: Feb 7


Morne Nel and Grant Margeman, Red Bull HQ, CapeTown, South Africa


Futbolrs soccer agency, players Grant Margeman and Morne Nel went under in-season fitness testing in Cape Town today with their respective club (Ajax Cape Town). Ajax Cape Town is currently competing in the National First Division in South Africa. Futbolrs, Grant Margeman excelled in his fitness evaluation today as a rigorous fitness assessment was taken under by the clubs fitness coach.


BEEP TEST: The Beep or Bleep test has 21 levels, and each level consists of a different number of shuttles. The test is performed by running between two markers placed 20 meters (65.6 feet) apart, at an increasing pace as indicated by the beeps. The test ends when you can no longer keep pace, or level 21 is completed.

The test can be performed by an individual without assistance, or used by a coach to test an entire team.


Equipment

Two or more markers, e.g. traffic cones.A flat surface, suitable for running, which is at least 20m long with adequate space at each end for coming to a stop.


Procedure

Place markers 20 meters apart.Position yourself, or athletes, at one of the markers. Run 20 meters to the opposite marker, getting there before the next beep sounds.Wait there until the beep sounds before running back to the other marker.Repeat this process for each shuttle until you are unable to keep up with the beeps. Remember, you must wait for the beep before starting the next shuttle.When you miss a beep you must continue to run to the marker in front of you, turn at the end, and try to catch up with the pace within 2 more beeps. The test ends when you fail to reach the opposite marker for two consecutive beeps.Your final score is the last level and shuttle you completed before missing a beep.

The speed at the start of the test is quite slow, however it will increase with each level. A level lasts approximately 1 minute and the entire test requires an increase in speed from 8 km/h to 18.6 km/h.


There are many variations to this fitness test, this can also be called Bleep Test, Beep Test or Multi-Stage Fitness Test.