Hello Ski Fans,
Here are the Results from the Critical Speed Test and the NST Strength Test done recently. There is more information about the test Below and under the Athlete Resources Tab on the website.
September 2016 Strength Results (Click to Enlarge):
Critical Speed Test Results (Click to Enlarge):
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:
Critical Speed Results
These Tests are Standardised and created by Cross Country Canada. The Critical Speed portion of the test is the theoretical pace in Meters a Minute at Anaerobic Threshold. This is not entirely accurate since some times a runner will run faster on both tests nut not improve their critical speed because of how it is calculated. The Times are actually more important. Despite this when most runners get older they tend to improve in a exponential fashion during the Teens but the standards are linear so if you are no where near the standard then don’t panic too much.