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The Push-Up Test

A DIY Fitness Assessment

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  • 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
  • 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
  • SKANDAL021
    I am 20..and i did 55 in 40sec... :D - 7/1/2010 9:39:10 AM
  • JOE1957
    58 push ups age 52 im 6' 195lbs and train two hours a day in kickboxing - 5/31/2010 9:21:09 PM
  • Tested myself this morning. Did 30 in the regular position. . . I'm a woman in my 30s. - 5/29/2010 4:45:24 PM
  • ERISTELEUTE
    Spark, I would very much appreciate a chart showing the fitness of women doing regular pushups rather than (or in comparison to) modified pushups. In my opinion, it isn't really the Spark way (and is even a bit sexist) to assume that women should measure themselves by that easier standard. - 5/21/2010 10:28:41 AM
  • LAPAZANA
    Does it count as a pushup if you can't go as far down as 3 inches from the floor? The angle of my elbows is more like 160 or 140 (instead of 90)! I can't go down very far at all, but I can repeat (did 16) in one minute. OK, if this doesn't count, then I'm less than 1. Next month I'll do better.....? BTW, I'm a month shy of 55. - 4/25/2010 4:01:20 AM
  • I didn't realize I was supposed to do modified pushups!! So I am average for a man my age... what that means for me, as a woman... I'm not sure... - 4/24/2010 8:29:44 AM
  • I've been doing supersets of them, cycling between 3 hand positions (close, normal and wide). I can do 18 like that. . . managed to even do 21 one day.

    But lately I've been feeling the strain in my lower back and can't do as many. - 4/24/2010 8:27:14 AM
  • 32 at 235 lbs, 31 yrs old. not bad!! - 3/25/2010 6:45:03 PM

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