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

Lance Armstrong in action during the 2005 Tour de France
Lance Armstrong: One of the few bleep test masters

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.


The test usually consists of 18 or 21 levels depending on