Birtwell 40m Shuttle Test

This 40 meter shuttle run test is a longer version of the 20 m Beep Test or multistage fitness test. This test involves continuous running between two lines 40 meters apart. The time to run between the lines gets progressively shorter each level, until the participant can no longer keep up. The test was created by Ian Birtwell for the Canadian national rugby programme (he was Canada's coach from 1989 to 1996).

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