Are you doing the right training to improve your beep test score?

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We know that you have a deeper meaning, a greater purpose, for wanting to improve your beep test score. The single most important issue before you get all hot and sweaty is to ensure you’re doing the RIGHT training.

All the effort and determination in the world is not going to help to improve your beep test score if you simply have the wrong recipe. Training must be specific, whether it relates to the beep test or any other sporting activity.

This analogy may help to highlight my point; Does it make any sense for a 100-meter sprinter to do training runs of 10-15km to build up their endurance when their race lasts for less than 10 seconds? It makes no sense at all. Endurance is not a fitness attribute required for sprinting. Explosive power is. To develop it requires specific training, which does not include longer, slower runs. The beep test is no different, it requires specific training in both areas, fitness and technique!

Using the right technique to perform the beep test and doing the right training to increase that fitness which specifically relates to the needs of the beep test is the formula for success. Add to that, the right intensity and consistency in training and you’re well on your way to improving your beep test score!

Enjoy your beep test training!

Kind regards,

Russell Kempster
Russell Kempster
Founder and Head Trainer, Prime Motion Training

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Russell Kempster

Russell Kempster

Russ spent 12 years as a police officer with Victoria Police. The last four years of that time was spent at the Victoria Police Academy as an instructor, where he taught everything from fitness to firearms. He has trained police applicants, as well as recruits undergoing their initial training, experienced serving police officers and was even called on by Victoria Police to help train other would-be police academy instructors.

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