In this article we are going to talk about the Brue’ s test. This test allows calculate your Maximum aerobic test. Thanks to this, we can estimate the maximum oxygen consumption
There are two Brue’ s tests :
- The Brue’ s test behind the bike
- The Brue ‘ s test : cones on the track
How to calculate your MAS thanks to the Brue ‘ s test behind the bike
Materials needed to perform this test :
- A regual cyclist at the pace imposed by the test soundtrack
- A bike with its known characterisitcs
- test board brue behind the bike
- A person stating at each participant’ s stop the levels
It is possible to do this test alone with a treadmill
This is a continuous progressive test.
In cold weather, it is possible to add a warm-up although the slow start speed is normally used as a warm-up.
Participants place in single file behind the bike . It is better that they be in descending order of their expected Maximal Aerobic Speed. The bests will be just behind the cyclist.
Cyclist has a soundtrack of this test that dictates the rhythm.
The starting speed of this test is 8 km/h. It increases every 30 secondes by 0.3 km/h.
The test stop when the participants can’t keep up with the pace set by the cyclist. The last level reached is the MAS.
- This test has the advantage that it is quick to set up. Unlike other tests, there are no cones to install so there is no track to mesure. The motivation aspect is also to consider because they follow the bike in front and the main goal is not to stop. Moreover, the athlets will have to “simply” follow the bike. They will not have a pace to respect
- Moreover, so that the distance between the cyclist and the last one is not too great, it is necessary to take care not to be too numerous during the realization of this test. Finally the main disadvantage is that you have to be able to set a metronome according to the characteristics of the bike : the number of teeth per chainring, the number of teeth per sprocket and the permiter of rear wheel.
How to calculate your MAS thanks to the Brue’ s test : cones on the track
Materials needed :
- An athletic track (ideally)
- Cones every 25 meters (thanks to an odometer)
- A soundtrack included in the Sportbeeper
- Levels table
Test procedure :
Again ,this is a progressive continuous Maximum Aerobic Speed test.
The goal of this test Is to be at each sound signal up to the cones.
The test start at the speed of 8.5 km/h. A cones are installed each 25 meters. Levels increase by 0.25 km/h each time. Time of each levels is 30 seconds.
The test is over when the participant can no longer keep up with the place (not being on the cones twice in row). We must take into account the last level achieved. This is the Maximum Aerobic Speed level.
The sportbeeper allows to calculate your Maximum Aerobic Speed thanks to the Brue’ s test
The test is simply to set up. All you have to do is place studs every 25 meters. Moreover, at the opposite of the Brue’ s test behind bike, the number of participants can be larger as there can be 3 per cones
with 3 participants per plot, the observer(s) must be able to see all the participants.