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How can I test my fitness?
A good way to test your fitness is putting yourself through the bleep test.

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The bleep test is a multi-stage fitness test in which you must do 20 metre shuttle runs in time with the bleeps until the bleeps get too quick for you.

It is a maximal test which means it will take you to your fitness limit.

The shuttle runs are done in time to bleep sounds on a pre-recorded audio cassette.

The time between the recorded bleeps decreases every minute as the level goes up.

HOW MANY LEVELS ARE THERE?

The test usually consists of 18 or 21 levels depending on