Is it Okay to Train for the Beep Test on an Oval or on Grass?

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Here are a couple of common questions we get on training for the beep test:

  • Is it okay to train for the beep test on an oval or on grass?
  • Is it okay to just step out the distance to measure your 20 meters

The short answer is NO to both of these questions.

You should avoid practicing for the beep test on grass because the surface could be unpredictable, you don’t know what’s under the surface. It could be a little pothole, it can be slippery, tt’s just not a safe environment to practice on.

It’s best to avoid doing the beep test training on the grass.

It would be great if you have a basketball court that you can go inside and practice whenever you like. The next best thing is an athletics track, synthetic rubber type surface is much more predictable than doing it on grass.

To know more about Russ’ answers to the questions posted above. Please check out the video and don’t hesitate to call us if you still have more questions!

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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