British bodybuilder and YouTuber Matt Morsia, a.k.a. MattDoesFitness is game to try any type of fitness challenge. He’s already taken on the British Army Fitness Test, the Russian Army Fitness Test, and the U.S. Air Force’s Physical Fitness Test (PFT) . For his latest challenge, he’s taking on the PACER fitness test, along with his brother Ben.
You might be familiar with the test as the beep test, or the multi-stage fitness test. “There are multiple names for it, but there is one universal description: it f*cking sucks,” Morsia says.
PACER stands for Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run, and the test is used to gauge aerobic capacity for everyone from elementary schoolers to pro athletes. During the test, you run 20 meter shuttles back and forth, trying to get to the other side before you hear a ‘beep’. The beeps get faster and faster—and once you can’t complete the shuttle