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 speed LEVEL shuttle speed
(km/hr)
accumulated dist.
(m)
1 1 5 1 10.0 40
2 2 8 1 11.5 * 80
3 3 11 1 13.0 120
4 3 11 2 13.0 160
5 4 12 1 13.5 200
6 4 12 2 13.5 240
7 4 12 3 13.5 280
8 5 13 1 14.0 320
9 5 13 2 14.0 360
10 5 13 3 14.0 400
11 5 13 4 14.0 440
12 6 14 1 14.5 480
13 6 14 2 14.5 520
14 6 14 3 14.5 560
15 6 14 4 14.5 600
16 6 14 5 14.5 640
17 6 14 6 14.5 680
18 6 14 7 14.5 720
19 6 14 8 14.5 760
20 7 15 1 15.0 800
21 7 15 2 15.0 840
22 7 15 3 15.0 880
23 7 15 4 15.0 920
24 7 15 5 15.0 960
25 7 15 6 15.0 1000
26 7 15 7 15.0 1040
27 7 15 8 15.0 1080
28 8 16 1 15.5 1120
29 8 16 2 15.5 1160
30 8 16 3 15.5 1200
31 8 16 4 15.5 1240
32 8 16 5 15.5 1280
33 8 16 6 15.5 1320
34 8 16 7 15.5 1360
35 8 16 8 15.5 1400
36 9 17 1 16.0 1440
37 9 17 2 16.0 1480
38 9 17 3 16.0 1520
39 9 17 4 16.0 1560
40 9 17 5 16.0 1600
41 9 17 6 16.0 1640
42 9 17 7 16.0 1680
43 9 17 8 16.0 1720
44 10 18 1 16.5 1760
45 10 18 2 16.5 1800
46 10 18 3 16.5 1840
47 10 18 4 16.5 1880
48 10 18 5 16.5 1920
49 10 18 6 16.5 1960
50 10 18 7 16.5 2000
51 10 18 8 16.5 2040
52 11 19 1 17.0 2080
53 11 19 2 17.0 2120
54 11 19 3 17.0 2160
55 11 19 4 17.0 2200
56 11 19 5 17.0 2240
57 11 19 6 17.0 2280
58 11 19 7 17.0 2320
59 11 19 8 17.0 2360
60 12 20 1 17.5 2400
61 12 20 2 17.5 2440
62 12 20 3 17.5 2480
63 12 20 4 17.5 2520
64 12 20 5 17.5 2560
65 12 20 6 17.5 2600
66 12 20 7 17.5 2640
67 12 20 8 17.5 2680
68 13 21 1 18.0 2720
69 13 21 2 18.0 2760
70 13 21 3 18.0 2800
71 13 21 4 18.0 2840
72 13 21 5 18.0 2880
73 13 21 6 18.0 2920
74 13 21 7 18.0 2960
75 13 21 8 18.0 3000
76 14 22 1 18.5 3040
77 14 22 2 18.5 3080
78 14 22 3 18.5 3120
79 14 22 4 18.5 3160
80 14 22 5 18.5 3200
81 14 22 6 18.5 3240
82 14 22 7 18.5 3280
83 14 22 8 18.5 3320
84 15 23 1 19.0 3360
85 15 23 2 19.0 3400
86 15 23 3 19.0 3440
87 15 23 4 19.0 3480
88 15 23 5 19.0 3520
89 15 23 6 19.0 3560
90 15 23 7 19.0 3600
91 15 23 8 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 speed LEVEL shuttles speed
(km/hr)
accumulated distance
(m)
1 1 11 1 13.0 40
2 2 15 1 15.0 80
3 3 17 1 16.0 120
4 3 17 2 16.0 160
5 4 18 1 16.5 200
6 4 18 2 16.5 240
7 4 18 3 16.5 280
8 5 19 1 17.0 320
9 5 19 2 17.0 360
10 5 19 3 17.0 400
11 5 19 4 17.0 440
12 6 20 1 17.5 480
13 6 20 2 17.5 520
14 6 20 3 17.5 560
15 6 20 4 17.5 600
16 6 20 5 17.5 640
17 6 20 6 17.5 680
18 6 20 7 17.5 720
19 6 20 8 17.5 760
20 7 21 1 18.0 800
21 7 21 2 18.0 840
22 7 21 3 18.0 880
23 7 21 4 18.0 920
24 7 21 5 18.0 960
25 7 21 6 18.0 1000
26 7 21 7 18.0 1040
27 7 21 8 18.0 1080
28 8 22 1 18.5 1120
29 8 22 2 18.5 1160
30 8 22 3 18.5 1200
31 8 22 4 18.5 1240
32 8 22 5 18.5 1280
33 8 22 6 18.5 1320
34 8 22 7 18.5 1360
35 8 22 8 18.5 1400
36 9 23 1 19.0 1440
37 9 23 2 19.0 1480
38 9 23 3 19.0 1520
39 9 23 4 19.0 1560
40 9 23 5 19.0 1600
41 9 23 6 19.0 1640
42 9 23 7 19.0 1680
43 9 23 8 19.0 1720
44 10 24 1 19.5 1760
45 10 24 2 19.5 1800
46 10 24 3 19.5 1840
47 10 24 4 19.5 1880
48 10 24 5 19.5 1920
49 10 24 6 19.5 1960
50 10 24 7 19.5 2000
51 10 24 8 19.5 2040
52 11 25 1 20.0 2080
53 11 25 2 20.0 2120
54 11 25 3 20.0 2160
55 11 25 4 20.0 2200
56 11 25 5 20.0 2240
57 11 25 6 20.0 2280
58 11 25 7 20.0 2320
59 11 25 8 20.0 2360
60 12 26 1 20.5 2400
61 12 26 2 20.5 2440
62 12 26 3 20.5 2480
63 12 26 4 20.5 2520
64 12 26 5 20.5 2560
65 12 26 6 20.5 2600
66 12 26 7 20.5 2640
67 12 26 8 20.5 2680
68 13 27 1 21.0 2720
69 13 27 2 21.0 2760
70 13 27 3 21.0 2800
71 13 27 4 21.0 2840
72 13 27 5 21.0 2880
73 13 27 6 21.0 2920
74 13 27 7 21.0 2960
75 13 27 8 21.0 3000
76 14 28 1 21.5 3040
77 14 28 2 21.5 3080
78 14 28 3 21.5 3120
79 14 28 4 21.5 3160
80 14 28 5 21.5 3200
81 14 28 6 21.5 3240
82 14 28 7 21.5 3280
83 14 28 8 21.5 3320
84 15 29 1 22.0 3360
85 15 29 2 22.0 3400
86 15 29 3 22.0 3440
87 15 29 4 22.0 3480
88 15 29 5 22.0 3520
89 15 29 6 22.0 3560
90 15 29 7 22.0 3600
91 15 29 8 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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