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The Push-Up Test

A DIY Fitness Assessment

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  • JLANGE3
    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. - 4/22/2011 2:09:37 PM
  • What is the goal for women full pushup? - 4/15/2011 10:01:10 AM
  • Tested in the 50-59 age grouge, I timed myself and did about 10 which is average. I have something to work on - 4/4/2011 4:19:34 PM
  • I worked on push-ups for 3 months, and managed to do zero proper ones at the end of it. Frustrating! - 4/4/2011 9:02:39 AM
  • LACHATNOIR83
    43 push ups...I didn't know I could do that many lol - 3/28/2011 3:50:38 AM
  • 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. - 2/26/2011 6:27:08 PM
  • Woman - age 51. 32 pushups in the "guy" position. Although it was extremely difficult to continue with a dog licking your face!! - 2/12/2011 4:07:54 PM
  • SUZERSHOPPER
    Family Contest: My hubby did 83 push-ups in one minute! Whoa! My bro did 36. I did 32. Sis did 14. Awesome! - 11/14/2010 3:41:00 PM
  • I like this b/c I can keep track of my progress...AWESOME! I'm going to try this tomorrow morning. - 10/21/2010 9:17:55 PM
  • 32M 165lbs - 50 pushups in 1 min. Excellent! - 10/15/2010 9:52:11 AM
  • cptmike: can you wear knee pads, the sort that are used for construction work? I have some that have a gel pad, my knee actually doesn't touch them though. - 8/29/2010 5:57:34 PM
  • CPTMIKE
    How does one that has had knee replacement surgery and can't kneel do push-ups ? Can they be done standing against a wall? If so how many for male and female age 60? - 8/16/2010 9:44:37 PM
  • BEJACHETE
    Day 1: I'm 31 and have a bad shoulder, I managed to do 16 before my shoulder gave out. I'm happy to settle for average in this case :D. - 8/12/2010 2:53:55 PM
  • WESORKIM
    Day one..... I am 41 and did 45 pushups in 48 seconds... I have 50 pounds to lose so I am excited I did that many at 220 pounds... - 7/16/2010 10:52:51 AM
  • Dang, I haven't done push-ups in a verrrrrrrrry long while. At 58 I did 17, which is above average -- what got to me was my wrists started to hurt -- any help on this? Thanks. - 7/3/2010 12:58:19 PM

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