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The Push-Up Test

A DIY Fitness Assessment


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  • 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.
    I do full push-ups too. I am working to do more each day.. Wish me luck.
  • 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.

  • Awesome info. I did not do too bad. Thanks
  • 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.
    stupid test, absolutely impossible to achive except for FIT people ...
    really only disappointing .. perfect for frustration eaters !!
  • 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!
  • I don't know how many I could do because a disability in my rt hand keeps me from trying them.
  • 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.
    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!
    I'm disappointed that the only rating chart for women is for modified pushups. Many of us (females) can do full pushups...
  • 65 year old male. I managed 43 full pushups. Will try for 50 next time.
  • 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.
  • I am over fifty I just did 33 military push ups - no knees! Yea me!
  • I'm a 34 year old female and did 38 on my toes. So by women's "standards" would that put me at 76?

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