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The Push-Up Test

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17 and I'm 30. Not the best but better than I'd have guessed. Going to work up to average for my age at least. Report
As Gomer Pyle said "Surprise, Surprise" I found out that I am in the GOOD range!! Report
How sad is the world.....I can't do one. LOL Well, only one way to go from here right? Up!! Report
Wow, in this case I am glad to be average!!
For all the ladies mad about the charts - these are pretty close to the charts we were rated on in the military doing regular push ups not modified ones. So go ahead and use those charts for the regular pushups to determine how well you do push ups. I think maxed out push ups for women (it's been a few years since I got out) was around the mid 40s. Report
LOL at all the mad women after reading this article. The truth is most women can't do real pushups. Sorry that you are mad at statistics. There are still lots of women that can do pushups but the article is showing the truth that most can't and if they can it is a low amount unless they are modified. Don't be offended by reality and if you are a woman and can do a lot of pushups congratulations. You are a lot stronger than the average woman. That doesn't mean the article is sexiest because you can lol.

On the second point of a few women there is plenty of guys who can't do a pushup. Yes this is definitely true but in comparison to women its not even close. Sorry gals this isn't something to be offended about. Report
Thanks for sharing Report
we need a chart for women at regular push ups and modified for men ... seriously many many women can do regular ones and many men can't. Report
The pushup chart is useless to women who do traditional pushups. Why can't we have both charts for both sexes? Please stop assuming women can't do real pushups!
Just set my new record of 67 legit (trainer observed) push ups in one min at 52 years of age. Not certain how much higher I can go, but will try again at next months fitness testing Report
I'd very much like to do this, and plan to, but would like to point out that the only thing coming up for "push" in the fitness tracker is Pushing a Lawnmower... Report
The most I've ever done straight off is 130,I currently do 310 press ups 3 times a week, first set of 100, three more sets of 50 and to finish with a set of 60 Report
I did 59 last week and I'm 52. Broke my previous record of 55. Report
just did 39 and I'm 49. Felt like braggin' somewhere... :/ Report
First of all people who do their push-ups on their knees for whatever reason can build up to do regular push-ups. There's nothing sexist about this article. The truth is men tend to be stronger in upper body while women tend to be stronger in their lower body. Does this mean that no woman has a strong upper body. No, that's called a fallacy. There are exceptions to every rule but that's all they are...exceptions. However, this does not mean women cannot build up to a point where she can challenge a man. If this article is sexist then sadly the bible is too. Anyway... Off my soapbox. Report

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