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The Push-Up Test

A DIY Fitness Assessment


  • This was my first fitness test. I did 28 pushups for my age that was good. Just 2 away from excellent. Didn't think I could do that many. - 3/26/2013 9:33:10 PM
    I do full push-ups too. I am working to do more each day.. Wish me luck. - 2/19/2013 12:58:19 PM
  • I think they should do a chart of MODIFIED for men and FULL for women, too. I do full pushups, even if I can't do a remarkable number.

    I'm sure there are men starting out who cannot do a full pushup--even though they're super strong in upper body, people coming here may be ANYWHERE along the continuum of ability.

    - 12/14/2012 12:50:43 PM
  • Awesome info. I did not do too bad. Thanks - 12/2/2012 9:47:08 PM
  • I started the 30 day shred DVD by Jillian Michaels one week ago. On day 1, I could not do ANY pushups....not even one. (women's version). One week later I can do between 8-10. I am amazed how quickly my strength has improved just in 7 days. - 7/30/2012 9:16:24 AM
    stupid test, absolutely impossible to achive except for FIT people ...
    really only disappointing .. perfect for frustration eaters !! - 7/19/2012 4:33:19 AM
  • I am a 72 year old female and I am sorry I cannot even to one of these! I canm't even get on the floor because it hurts the knee and you better call the EMTs to get me back up! - 7/7/2012 5:14:14 PM
  • I don't know how many I could do because a disability in my rt hand keeps me from trying them. - 7/7/2012 10:20:00 AM
  • I'd been using this chart for a while but had never noticed that the women's chart is based on modified pushups. I do full pushups but felt a little disappointed when my 30+ pushups were deemed "average". But I guess not! I started out doing modified pushups, I could barely do 5 of those my first time around, but now [four and a half months later] I'm up to doing 70 full pushups in a session [multiple sets, of course]. Amazing how my body's changed. - 7/7/2012 7:50:16 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! - 2/21/2012 5:36:31 AM
    I'm disappointed that the only rating chart for women is for modified pushups. Many of us (females) can do full pushups... - 1/29/2012 11:30:53 AM
  • 65 year old male. I managed 43 full pushups. Will try for 50 next time. - 1/22/2012 10:45:50 AM
  • 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. - 11/21/2011 1:49:10 PM
  • I am over fifty I just did 33 military push ups - no knees! Yea me! - 8/13/2011 12:49:08 PM
  • I'm a 34 year old female and did 38 on my toes. So by women's "standards" would that put me at 76? - 8/13/2011 11:15:46 AM

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