Cooper’s test has enormous prevalence and usability as one of the most famous and best tests for assessing aerobic (general) durability.

The simplicity of this test is the basis of its popularity around the world. Its practicality is inviolable. The man who formed test is Dr Kenneth Cooper, who in the 1960s set the foundations of this test for the US Army needs, for quick and effective check of the general physical strength of each individual.
The Cooper test is simple and lasts 12 minutes. All you need is an athletic track, or a track that has a marked length so you measure the distance you ran at the end of the 12 minutes. If you have a GPS device then you can easily carry out the test on unmarked tracks. Make sure the surface is flat. All you need is to have a stopper and running shoes.

The result is compared to the given values in a table that according to gender and age groups will give you descriptive information about your fitness level (good, average, bad). For example, an excellent score for men would be the running distance of 2700m and 2300m for women. It is best if the test is performed at a temperature of 10 to 25 degrees Celsius.

This test is great for testing larger recreative groups. It is used in school facilities, various institutions, the army, the police and other state services. It is rarely used in sports where more specific movements are required during the test and other energy systems than aerobic during the performance are used.