You're not going to gain anything by exercising the day before the test, but you do lose that time to rest and recover. So I would recommend taking the day off before the test to give your body a chance to be fully ready.
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Overtraining is real. Even pros take a break. Try some light days and rest days mixed in with all-out training days. Living in the US, I also never heard of it so I suspect from what I read that it's maybe an Australian thing for physically demanding jobs? As with anything, keep going at it till you get it. If one way doesn't work, try another. Good luck!
Dave A.- South Central PA, USA
"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." - Mark Twain
It's 3-5 km runs with 50 metre interval running, stuff like that and core workouts too. I think i really need to adjust my routine a bit better, my employer sent out a program for me and sending someone yo help me next week.. Would you reccomend exercise on the day before a test?
I am seeking help with the beep test on this forum because i like to keep struggles rather private.. although my instructor has given me a detailed fitness plan that i am following its been around 6 weeks with slight improvement. I have been fit my whole life so never had to push for anything until i had a baby, this test pushes you.. i need a score of 7.5 to start this job i was offered! One i was meant to start weeks ago they keep giving me chances to do it. Next will be my fourth, im 59-60 kilos 5/7 lean and muscular, the other day i got 6.8 so close then today was a lousy 5.7 from lack of sleep and energy. We have had terrible storms lately so i have had to resort to the treadmill which i think also resulted in the bad score with the machine moving under my feet. I find i only improve by running on the ground so please no advice about the treadmill, i see everyone else passing this test and getting recruited and it drives me crazy. It requires other aerobic tests which i pass perfectly fine! Never have failed. Its just the running, ill admit i had the stomach flu twice in these past 6 weeks, but i feel i should be getting better by now you know.. one guy said he just practiced every single day, so much advice like tempo running interval running doing the test its all so hard for a single mother. :( just want to start my new job, also please don't ask what it is lolllll.. i feel drained tired and angry