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Adapting the VAMEVAL test for a 250-metre track

1. VAMEVAL test

First, the sportbeeper pro offers exceptional versatility, enabling a variety of VMA tests to be performed, the most widely used of which are the 45-15 Gacon test, the Luc Léger shuttle and theVAMEVAL test,  For any fitness trainer or sports coach, knowing the VMA of their athletes is essential to effectively personalizing their training programs. The main objective is to help them progress while minimizing the risk of injury. To achieve this, it’s imperative to take into account the individual characteristics of each athlete, such as age, fitness level, gender and capacity to excel.

In the case of the VAMEVAL test, the track length must be a multiple of 20, but some tracks are not. Let’s take a look at how to adapt the VAMEVAL test to a 250-meter track.

A common approach to adapting the VAMEVAL test to a 250-meter runway is to modify the test parameters to match the available runway length. This may involve adjusting time intervals or running distances to maintain the structure and requirements of the test while making it compatible with the track length.

2. Objective of the VAMEVAL test

The main objective is to help players progress and avoid potential injuries.

Indeed, for any fitness trainer or sports coach, it becomes possible to design tailor-made training programs that optimize performance while minimizing the risk of overexertion or injuries linked to excessive load.

In addition, to achieve this objective, it is crucial to take into account the specific characteristics of the target audience. Age, current level of fitness, gender and capacity to excel are all factors which influence the design of training programs. For example, a program designed for older or less experienced athletes may require adjustments to take account of their ability to recover and their tolerance to effort. Similarly, physiological differences between men and women may also influence the way training programs are structured.

By taking these individual characteristics into account, fitness trainers can design training programs that are both effective and safe. This enables athletes to make steady progress while minimizing the risk of injury or overexertion.

3.How do you set up a VAMEVAL test for a 250 metre track?

The VAMEVAL test on the sportbeeper is not configurable. The test protocol is thus the one present on our tool. All you have to do is place your studs and press the START button to start a VAMEVAL test.

However, we wanted the sportbeeper pro to be fully customizable. As a result, you have the option to create your VMA tests. The T1 to T5 tests located at the end of the testing menu are fully customizable.

Here are the tests you can customize:

  • 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.

On the other hand, te other parameters remain unchanged from the standard Vameval test procedure. This includes a final speed maintained at 28 kilometers per hour, a step increment of 0.5 kilometers per hour at each stage, as well as a step duration of one minute and zero seconds.