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The Push-Up Test

A DIY Fitness Assessment

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NOSUGARADDED87

2/21/2012 5:36:31 AM

Thank you, JLANGE. I was wondering about that, too. I certainly can't do "male" pushups, but once I have more upper body strength, I would like to try. I appreciate your research!

SPOORK

1/29/2012 11:30:53 AM

I'm disappointed that the only rating chart for women is for modified pushups. Many of us (females) can do full pushups...

ONMYMEDS

1/22/2012 10:45:50 AM

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65 year old male. I managed 43 full pushups. Will try for 50 next time.

LPORTE5584

11/21/2011 1:49:10 PM

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I'm a 57 year old male and I did 61 in 50 seconds. I ran out of steam at the end so I guess I'll work on that. I split firewood with an 8 lb. axe all winter long so I guess it helps out.

DEBTEE56

8/13/2011 12:49:08 PM

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I am over fifty I just did 33 military push ups - no knees! Yea me!

EBSHORT222

8/13/2011 11:15:46 AM

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I'm a 34 year old female and did 38 on my toes. So by women's "standards" would that put me at 76?

ALLYOUNEEDIS_

5/4/2011 9:46:39 AM

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This is great. My arm strength has always been lacking and I want to improve this. Now I can track it with everything else. :)

JLANGE3

4/22/2011 2:11:19 PM

I was wondering about the full (military style) push-up standards for women as well and found this website: http://www.apft-standards.com/pushup-femal
e.html (army) I think the numbers under the word 'points' are age brackets.

So how do we record full push ups on Spark? Maybe we can set our own goals? I am still learning how to use the website.

If not, someone on the web suggested that 5 knee push ups = one full. In my opinion it is definitely more than a 2 to 1 ratio which is also cited.

JLANGE3

4/22/2011 2:09:37 PM

I was wondering about the full (military style) push-up standards for women as well and found this website: http://www.apft-standards.com/pushup-femal
e.html (army) I think the numbers under the word 'points' are age brackets.

So how do we record full push ups on Spark? Maybe we can set our own goals? I am still learning how to use the website.

If not, someone on the web suggested that 5 knee push ups = one full. In my opinion it is definitely more than a 2 to 1 ratio which is also cited.

CATHM26

4/15/2011 10:01:10 AM

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What is the goal for women full pushup?

AMJSATURN

4/4/2011 4:19:34 PM

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Tested in the 50-59 age grouge, I timed myself and did about 10 which is average. I have something to work on

CAROKNITS

4/4/2011 9:02:39 AM

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I worked on push-ups for 3 months, and managed to do zero proper ones at the end of it. Frustrating!

LACHATNOIR83

3/28/2011 3:50:38 AM

43 push ups...I didn't know I could do that many lol

PICKIEPROTEIN

2/26/2011 6:27:08 PM

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I tested in the 50-59 age group as average doing only 24 counts of female position & 3 counts in the male position. I think that is wonderful still I think I should practice more pushups and increase my arm strength which I believe will firm and tighten that under arm shakie, flab. I will follow up with these pushups, according to chart/plan in 4 weeks.

SMILESRME

2/12/2011 4:07:54 PM

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Woman - age 51. 32 pushups in the "guy" position. Although it was extremely difficult to continue with a dog licking your face!!

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