Rec Sports

Strength Center - 40-Point Platform test

The UW-L Rec Sports Strength Center supports the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) position state regarding explosive lifts and weightlifting.  Click here to view the position statement

40-Point Platform Test?

Any student/member is encouraged to Test Out to utilize the Olympic lifting platforms. In order to pass the test, one must be evaluated by a Rec Sports Professional Strength Center Staff member.

How do I schedule an appointment for the 40-Point Platform Test?

Students/members can test out on a first come, first served basis in the Strength Center at the Recreational Eagle Center. 

Appointments can be made in person at least one day prior to the desired appointment time.

40-Point Platform Test Dates and Times

Each test will take approximately 15 minutes

J-term:  Monday-Friday 8a-7p

Semester:  Monday-Thursday 6a-3p & 6p-10p

What if I do not pass?

Anyone who does not pass his/her practical test may opt to attend a 1-hour in-house workshop which will reinforce the fundamentals of Olympic lifts. Workshop dates and times can be found here. 

 If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Kline at

If I pass the 40-Point Platform Test, how do I access the platforms?

Authorized students/members must check-in with the Professional Strength Center staff member.   The student/member will present his/her Tower ID to the staff member to be verified.


Click here to download the Practical Testing Criteria in PDF format.