Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Updated Beep Test - New, Improved, Still Looks Like A Nightmare

Today's fitness evaluation was a new version of an old exercise - the vaunted 'beep' test. (For a great look at the old and equally not fun test, watch Best All_Access Video #3). The short explanation of the beep test is that involves running back and forth between a measured distance in a defined time frame that gets faster as the test progresses. That time frame is marked by a recorded 'beep', thus the significant but not-so-clever name.

In all seriousness, the evaluation is an excellent tool for the coaches to establish a baseline of the capacity of each player, which they use to design an individualized training program to advance each player's performance.

With Landon Donovan and Frankie Hejduk not here to claim the highest marks, today's top finish belonged to Houston Dynamo midfielder Stuart Holden.

8 comments:

Dutka said...

Way to go STU!

Shel said...

Dynamo represent! And all that after groin surgery...I wonder how he would have compared to Donovan and Hejduk?

Evan said...

I am pretty sure Stu would have won even if Landon and Frankie were there. He is just real fast .

Adam said...

What was different about the test?

Brenda is my home girl said...

That beep test video from a few years back was outstanding. Really well done. My compliments to the crew.

Aaron said...

That beep test video is one of my all time favorites. Sad to read we wont see it again. That said, well done Stu!

Travis said...

Frankie is a machine. Incredible he's still be favored to take the honors. One of our all time greats....

CG said...

beep test is about endurance not speed.