The NST Strength Test is a simple Test of 5 exercises over 10 minutes. One is given a minute to complete as many of each exercises as they can in 1 minute. They are then given 1 minute break before starting the next exercise. Pullups, Sittups, Pushups, 16″ Box Jumps and Dips (feet elevated) in that order. Complete Detailed Rules can be found Here: NSTstrengthTestProtocol-and-benchmarks2011 or Here for PDF: NSTstrength-test-protocol-and-benchmarks2011
Each Exercise has Standards to meet at each age:
Then we use the Tests to track improvement over time. This is a Summary of the improvement of Telemark Skiers over time:
At the end of the day Why do we do all of this?
To motivate you the skier to work hard and become stronger and faster.
Many more Test results below.