So, this morning was the dreaded Bleep test!
Got my stuff together and headed downstairs to my garage (Underground Parking Bays) and got to measuring my 20m distance. I picked up some wicked cones from the sports shop just for this test and I love them! They actually look like little traffic cones! :)
Prep done, I plugged in the ipod to my portable speaker set and let the show begin.
Now the RAF Basic Selection Level is Level 9, Shuttle 10.
To be honest, from memory I dont ever recall getting above 9 something, so I was apprehensive about it! These were that days where I played every sport imaginable! :/
My Result: Level 13, Shuttle 2!
I kinda quit a little early too! Already knowing that I had smashed my target I didn’t really dig in until complete exhaustion!
I went online to analyse my results and it woud seem that I have made some serious progress since my (Very Fat) days at University.
Now I know the MSFT only approximates your VO2max and definitely has flaws, but here are the charts:
Result in V02max
So yeah, apparently I fall into the excellent box! :)
Allowing for a decent 5% over compensation by the formula to determine my V02max that would still make my Figure 54.7ml.kg.min-1, which is a good 10ml.kg.min-1 higher than my last V02max result!
That still also Puts me into the Superior category for V02max! :)
Truth be told im pretty happy with that. Especially as i’m pretty sure I could do better than that when my legs aren’t tired before the start and I really give it 100%!
Now to perfect the Press Up and Sit Up Techniques for the RAF Selection Test!