Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Levels

The Yo-Yo Intermittent Test is a test of the ability to undertake intermittent exercise - there are two variations, below is the description of the recovery version and there is also the endurance version.

The participants in this test have a short 10 seconds active break after each 40m (2 x 20 m runs), with the speed increasing at intervals (see a full description of the Yo-Yo Intermittent Test). There are two versions of the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test: the Level or Stage 1 test starts at 10 km/hr and the Level or Stage 2 test starts at 13 km/hr. The Yo-Yo Intermittent Endurance Test has different speeds and only 5 second recovery between each 40m bouts. The Yo-Yo test recording can be performed using the Team BeepTest software.

The results normally report the speed level plus number of shuttles.

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Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level 1 (YYIRTL1)

Below are the levels, speeds and accumulated distances for the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test 1. The results can be given as the total distance covered, level number achieved, or speed level (such as 16.3, which would mean level 30 or 1200 meters). The results normally report the speed level plus number of shuttles.

level speed stage shuttle speed LEVEL speed
(km/hr)
accumulated dist.
(m)
1 1 1 5 10.0 40
2 2 1 8 11.5 * 80
3 3 1 11 13.0 120
4 3 2 11 13.0 160
5 4 1 12 13.5 200
6 4 2 12 13.5 240
7 4 3 12 13.5 280
8 5 1 13 14.0 320
9 5 2 13 14.0 360
10 5 3 13 14.0 400
11 5 4 13 14.0 440
12 6 1 14 14.5 480
13 6 2 14 14.5 520
14 6 3 14 14.5 560
15 6 4 14 14.5 600
16 6 5 14 14.5 640
17 6 6 14 14.5 680
18 6 7 14 14.5 720
19 6 8 14 14.5 760
20 7 1 15 15.0 800
21 7 2 15 15.0 840
22 7 3 15 15.0 880
23 7 4 15 15.0 920
24 7 5 15 15.0 960
25 7 6 15 15.0 1000
26 7 7 15 15.0 1040
27 7 8 15 15.0 1080
28 8 1 16 15.5 1120
29 8 2 16 15.5 1160
30 8 3 16 15.5 1200
31 8 4 16 15.5 1240
32 8 5 16 15.5 1280
33 8 6 16 15.5 1320
34 8 7 16 15.5 1360
35 8 8 16 15.5 1400
36 9 1 17 16.0 1440
37 9 2 17 16.0 1480
38 9 3 17 16.0 1520
39 9 4 17 16.0 1560
40 9 5 17 16.0 1600
41 9 6 17 16.0 1640
42 9 7 17 16.0 1680
43 9 8 17 16.0 1720
44 10 1 18 16.5 1760
45 10 2 18 16.5 1800
46 10 3 18 16.5 1840
47 10 4 18 16.5 1880
48 10 5 18 16.5 1920
49 10 6 18 16.5 1960
50 10 7 18 16.5 2000
51 10 8 18 16.5 2040
52 11 1 19 17.0 2080
53 11 2 19 17.0 2120
54 11 3 19 17.0 2160
55 11 4 19 17.0 2200
56 11 5 19 17.0 2240
57 11 6 19 17.0 2280
58 11 7 19 17.0 2320
59 11 8 19 17.0 2360
60 12 1 20 17.5 2400
61 12 2 20 17.5 2440
62 12 3 20 17.5 2480
63 12 4 20 17.5 2520
64 12 5 20 17.5 2560
65 12 6 20 17.5 2600
66 12 7 20 17.5 2640
67 12 8 20 17.5 2680
68 13 1 21 18.0 2720
69 13 2 21 18.0 2760
70 13 3 21 18.0 2800
71 13 4 21 18.0 2840
72 13 5 21 18.0 2880
73 13 6 21 18.0 2920
74 13 7 21 18.0 2960
75 13 8 21 18.0 3000
76 14 1 22 18.5 3040
77 14 2 22 18.5 3080
78 14 3 22 18.5 3120
79 14 4 22 18.5 3160
80 14 5 22 18.5 3200
81 14 6 22 18.5 3240
82 14 7 22 18.5 3280
83 14 8 22 18.5 3320
84 15 1 23 19.0 3360
85 15 2 23 19.0 3400
86 15 3 23 19.0 3440
87 15 4 23 19.0 3480
88 15 5 23 19.0 3520
89 15 6 23 19.0 3560
90 15 7 23 19.0 3600
91 15 8 23 19.0 3640

Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level 2 (YYIRTL2)

Below are the levels, speeds and accumulated distances for the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test 2 of the Yo-Yo Intermittent Test. The results can be given as the total distance covered, level number achieved, or speed level (such as 22.3, which would mean level 30 or 1200 meters).

level speed stage shuttles speed level speed
(km/hr)
accumulated distance
(m)
1 1 1 11 13.0 40
2 2 1 15 15.0 80
3 3 1 17 16.0 120
4 3 2 17 16.0 160
5 4 1 18 16.5 200
6 4 2 18 16.5 240
7 4 3 18 16.5 280
8 5 1 19 17.0 320
9 5 2 19 17.0 360
10 5 3 19 17.0 400
11 5 4 19 17.0 440
12 6 1 20 17.5 480
13 6 2 20 17.5 520
14 6 3 20 17.5 560
15 6 4 20 17.5 600
16 6 5 20 17.5 640
17 6 6 20 17.5 680
18 6 7 20 17.5 720
19 6 8 20 17.5 760
20 7 1 21 18.0 800
21 7 2 21 18.0 840
22 7 3 21 18.0 880
23 7 4 21 18.0 920
24 7 5 21 18.0 960
25 7 6 21 18.0 1000
26 7 7 21 18.0 1040
27 7 8 21 18.0 1080
28 8 1 22 18.5 1120
29 8 2 22 18.5 1160
30 8 3 22 18.5 1200
31 8 4 22 18.5 1240
32 8 5 22 18.5 1280
33 8 6 22 18.5 1320
34 8 7 22 18.5 1360
35 8 8 22 18.5 1400
36 9 1 23 19.0 1440
37 9 2 23 19.0 1480
38 9 3 23 19.0 1520
39 9 4 23 19.0 1560
40 9 5 23 19.0 1600
41 9 6 23 19.0 1640
42 9 7 23 19.0 1680
43 9 8 23 19.0 1720
44 10 1 24 19.5 1760
45 10 2 24 19.5 1800
46 10 3 24 19.5 1840
47 10 4 24 19.5 1880
48 10 5 24 19.5 1920
49 10 6 24 19.5 1960
50 10 7 24 19.5 2000
51 10 8 24 19.5 2040
52 11 1 25 20.0 2080
53 11 2 25 20.0 2120
54 11 3 25 20.0 2160
55 11 4 25 20.0 2200
56 11 5 25 20.0 2240
57 11 6 25 20.0 2280
58 11 7 25 20.0 2320
59 11 8 25 20.0 2360
60 12 1 26 20.5 2400
61 12 2 26 20.5 2440
62 12 3 26 20.5 2480
63 12 4 26 20.5 2520
64 12 5 26 20.5 2560
65 12 6 26 20.5 2600
66 12 7 26 20.5 2640
67 12 8 26 20.5 2680
68 13 1 27 21.0 2720
69 13 2 27 21.0 2760
70 13 3 27 21.0 2800
71 13 4 27 21.0 2840
72 13 5 27 21.0 2880
73 13 6 27 21.0 2920
74 13 7 27 21.0 2960
75 13 8 27 21.0 3000
76 14 1 28 21.5 3040
77 14 2 28 21.5 3080
78 14 3 28 21.5 3120
79 14 4 28 21.5 3160
80 14 5 28 21.5 3200
81 14 6 28 21.5 3240
82 14 7 28 21.5 3280
83 14 8 28 21.5 3320
84 15 1 29 22.0 3360
85 15 2 29 22.0 3400
86 15 3 29 22.0 3440
87 15 4 29 22.0 3480
88 15 5 29 22.0 3520
89 15 6 29 22.0 3560
90 15 7 29 22.0 3600
91 15 8 29 22.0 3640

Table data adapted from the research paper: "The Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test A Useful Tool for Evaluation of Physical Performance in Intermittent Sports", by Jens Bangsbo F. Marcello Iaia and Peter Krustrup, Sports Med 2008; 38 (1): 37-51.

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