What is Yo Yo test Indian Cricket ?

What is Yo Yo test Indian Cricket

What is Yo Yo test Indian Cricket:

Yo-Yo test is a fitness test developed by a Danish Soccer physiologist Jens Bangsbo. It is a part of the fitness tests in the soccer teams of most of the European countries.

Still, it is not a new thing to cricket as Australia, New Zealand and English cricket teams already has the Yo-Yo endurance test in their fitness portfolio.

Cutting things short, Yo-Yo test has three points, say, X, Y and Z. With point Y in the middle, X and Y are kept at 5m distance and points Y and Z at 20m distance.

Now, the players initially start at point Y sprinting towards Z and back to Y to have a recovery walk to X. Walking back to Y, they will again start sprinting to Z.

So mathematically, 40 meters run including a turn continued with a 10 meters recovery walk. And the process continues in the loop.

Importantly, every distance has to be covered within the time limit (indicated by beep sound). And the time decreases for every next run. For instance, if a player runs his first 40m in 13 seconds, then he will have to complete his 21st run in 8 seconds probably.

The ‘Beep Test’ has replaced ‘Yo-Yo Test’ to check the fitness in Indian Cricket.

The much touted Yo-Yo fitness test is haunting Indian Cricketers

What is Yo Yo test Indian Cricket ?

Two cones A and B are placed 20 mtrs apart. A player must cover the distance within a stipulated time before the buzzer rings.

For eg. 40 mtrs (A to B and B to A) in ‘x’ seconds.

Now, next time for the same distance of 40 mtrs to and fro, time is reduced.

For eg. 40 mtrs (A to B and B to A) in ‘x-2’ seconds.

The time reduces further for the same distance and test becomes harder.

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