The Yo-Yo Tests: Testing is a useful and valid tool to obtain important information about the fitness status of an athlete. Therefore, such information provides the basis of carrying out proper planning of training. For testing, the Yo-Yo Tests are optimal because they are simple, valid and you can test a high number of people in a short time without requiring anything else than a CD-player and a tape measure. Consequently, the tests are used in many sports and by a high number of top clubs and National teams in soccer.
The Yo-Yo Tests provide an important tool in determining an individual’s fitness level. Furthermore, evaluation of the physical capacity is a fast and simple practice. The position of the two markers is at a distance of 20 meters. Just place the enclosed CD-ROM in a CD-player and you can start the performance of the tests. The participant runs like a Yo-Yo back and forth between the markers at a given speed that the CD-ROM is controlling. The speed is regularly increased, and when the individual can no longer maintain the required speed, the test ends and the result determined from the distance covered during the test. Anyone can use it since each of the three tests has two levels they, irrespective of training status.
Level 1 should be for untrained and less trained individuals and level 2 for well-trained athletes. There are three Yo-Yo Tests, each of which focuses on different aspects of physical performance.
Published first time in 2005
CD box: 3 CDs
Author: Jens Bangsbo