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What is the Cooper 12-minute test?

What is the Cooper 12-minute test?

Developed in the 1960s by Dr Cooper, the 12-minute run test measures how far a person can cover (run, walk, jog) in 12 minutes. Simple. Ideally you want to take this test on a standard running track, or a location where you can measure distance run without having to stop.

What is a good score for the 12-minute Cooper run?

The Cooper 12 Minute Run Test

Age Excellent Average
Male 20-29 >2800m 2200-2399m
Females 20-29 >2700m 1800-2199m
Males 30-39 >2700m 1900-2299m
Females 30-39 >2500m 1700-1999m

What is the purpose of Cooper test?

The Cooper test is a fitness test used to estimate an individual’s aerobic fitness or VO2 max. It was designed by Kenneth H. Cooper in 1968 for the US Military and has been used by several coaches across a variety of sports ever since.

How accurate is the 12-minute Cooper run?

validity: Cooper (1968) reported a correlation of 0.90 between VO2max and the distance covered in a 12 min walk/run. reliability: the reliability of this test would depend on practice, pacing strategies and motivation level. There should be good reliability if these issues are addressed.

How far should you run in 12 mins?

12-Minute Run Fitness Test Results

Age Excellent Average
Male 20-29 over 2800 meters 2200-2399 meters
Females 20-29 over 2700 meters 1800-2199 meters
Males 30-39 over 2700 meters 1900-2299 meters
Females 30-39 over 2500 meters 1700-1999 meters

How far should you run in 12 minutes?

Is 2km in 12 minutes good?

The Average Person finishes a mile in about 9 minutes. so about 11–12 minutes to do a 2K for an average person.

Is the Cooper test hard?

The Cooper test is simple and efficient: you run for 12 minutes and try to get as far as possible. For an experienced runner, the Cooper test can be brutal: you need both endurance and ability to push hard. The best athletes can run almost 5 km in 12 minutes!

Is running 3 km in 15 minutes good?

15 min for 3k is good! Don’t burn out and stick with a slower time and work on distance. Also, don’t focus on speed, focus on time. Try to run 30 min then move on from there.

Is 2 km in 15 minutes good?

A short run is better than no run. Most people should be able to run 2 km in 15 minutes if they have an average fitness level. The faster you can run 2km, the higher your fitness level. Another good indicator that your fitness level is improving, is when you have a lower heart rate after running.