Among other things, the sportbeeper pro can be used to carry out MAS tests. The best-known tests are the 45-15 Gacon test, Luc Léger’s shuttle test and the VAMEVAL test. All physical trainers (or sports coaches) need to know the MAS of their athletes in order to be able to tailor their training. His main aim is to help him progress and avoid injury. You need to take into account the characteristics of the audience (age, level, gender, ability to excel…). For the VAMEVAL test, the track length must be a multiple of 20. But some tracks are not. We’ll look at how to adapt the VAMEVAL test for a 250-metre track.
How do you set up a VAMEVAL test for a 250 metre track?
The VAMEVAL test on the sportbeeper cannot be configured. The test protocol is the same as that used in our tool. Simply place your blocks and press the START button to start a VAMEVAL test.
However, we wanted the sportbeeper pro to be fully customisable. So you can create your own MAS tests. Tests T1 to T5 at the end of the testing menu are fully configurable.
- The T1 test is used for intermittent testing.
- The T2 test is an intermittent shuttle test
- T3 and T4 tests are continuous tests
- the T5 test is a mixed open test (with the addition of a step break compared with continuous tests)
To perform a test similar to the VAMEVAL test, you need to choose the T3 or T4 test. To adapt for a 250 metre track, you need to change a few parameters.
- First of all, the initial speed should be set at 7.5 km/h to allow for the warm-up.
- Then you also need to change the distance between the cones to 25 metres.
The other parameters remain the same as for the “normal” Vameval test procedure. These include a final speed of 28 km/h, a step increment of 0.5 km/h and a step duration of 1:00 m:ss.