The aerobic fitness test which is commonly called the beep test, is known by a few different names around the world. Irrespective of the name, the test procedure is essentially the same (see beep test variations).
In English, the test has been variously described as the beep or bleep test, multi-stage fitness test, MSFT, MST, 20 meter shuttle run test, yo-yo endurance test, PACER and Aero tests. Some people incorrectly call it the yo-yo test, which is a different test.
In our poll asking What do you call it? The 'Beep Test' was the most common answer (50%). This is the name for the test in the USA and Australia, which account for a large number of this website's visitors too. In the UK, they call it the 'Bleep Test' (20%). In the USA it is also sometimes called the PACER Test (10%).
The name for the test differs in other languages. In French it is called the 'Test de Luc-Léger', after the name of the French Canadian who first described the test. Looking at the Wikipedia pages for the test in other languages, there are a few other names used to describe the test.
- Multi-stage fitness test ( English )
- Test Course-Navette ( Spanish )
- 20メートルシャトルラン ( Japanese )
- Test de Léger ( French )
- Test della Navetta di Léger ( Italian )
- Челночный бег ( Russian )
- Kestävyyssukkulajuoksu ( Finnish )
- Biptest ( Norwegian )
- Cursa de llançadora ( Catalan )
- Course navette proba ( Basque )
- For a comprehensive listing of information about the Beep Test, see the Beep Test Home.
- List of Modified Beep Tests
- Free download of the beep test mp3
- Alternatives to the beep test
- Maximizing Your Score — to get the most out of the beep test.
- Test Procedure — Detailed instructions for conducting the beep test. Also video examples.
- Calculating Your Score — calculator to determine your VO2max equivalent score.
- Purchasing the beep test cd
- What's your best score? some results of athletes.
- Beep Shuttle Listing — a table list of the number of shuttles for each level.
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