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Henman shuttle test
Popularised by the British tennis player, the Henman shuttle test measures anaerobic capacity.
|What is the point?
Anaerobic capacity is essential for athlete's whose sport involves repeated short burst of speed - this includes everything from tennis to football, rugby to basketball. The Henman shuttle test is an excellent way to assess this component of fitness.
What do you need?
- Flat surface
- Measuring tape
- Marker cones
|How do you do the test?
- Place two cones 20 meters apart
- Starting at one marker, run as fast as you can between the two markers for one minute
- Be sure you are running right to the markers each time
- Count how many shuttles you do
- Rest for one minute
- Repeat for a total of five one-minute shuttle runs, with one minute recovery between each
What results you'll get :
Your score will be the total number of shuttles from the five one-minute periods. By comparing your tally over a period of several months, you can assess the effectiveness of your training.
What is being measured again?
Anaerobic endurance over a sustained period.