In this article we will discuss about the Probst test. This test allows you to calculate your Maximum Aerobic Speed like many others tests. We can mention the Vameval test and the 45-15 test which are among the best known. Any physical trainer (or sports coach) needs to know the MAS of his athletes in order to be able to individualise his training. His main objective is to promote his progress and avoid possibles injuries. The characteristics of the audience (age, level, gender, ability to excel, etc.) must be taken into account.
- 14 cones
- A soundtrack (le Sportbeeper)
Conduct of the test
The Probst test is a test for calculating intermittent Maximum Aerobic Speed. Cones will be placed every 10 metres including changes of direction.The terrain should be laid out in the same way as the diagram above. It is 140 metres long. The initial test speed is 10.8 km/h. The distance per step is 280 metres or 2 laps. The pause time between each stage is 30 seconds. The step increment is 0.6 km / hour.
Advantages / Disadvantages
Firstly, we can mention the fact that a large number of players can perform the test at the same time. Indeed, during this test, 14 cones are distributed, we can put up to 3 participants per cones, which means more than 40 players. Furthermore, this test can be very similar to the effort made during a football match.
The main disadvantage of this test is that it is rather complicated to set up since it has to respect specific constraints. Moreover, it is not widely used.
The sportbeeper pro is thus the ideal tool for carrying out MAS tests, including the Probst test. Here is a video made by Narcisse Tinkeu: