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The Push-Up Test

A DIY Fitness Assessment



8/2/2008 6:30:34 AM

KLMOMMY's SparkPage
This was really cool to try, everyone at work had to try. We had a great time, and I fell into the good range of 34!!!!!!


7/16/2008 8:52:15 AM

Of course that's true, but this is a standard fitness testing protocol. There are differences in the strength levels of men and women, and fitness tests like this allow for that. This is the most common way to test.


7/16/2008 12:45:00 AM

SERMAGRA's SparkPage
Women can do full push-ups!! And not all men can do full push-ups!! I don't think this article should delimit a person's ability to do certain types of push-ups based on their gender! Wow, I'm shocked!


7/5/2008 11:50:05 PM

Hahaha, whooo, I'm tired now. o_o


7/5/2008 2:26:07 AM

JIBBIE49's SparkPage
Great article.


7/5/2008 2:19:22 AM

JIBBIE49's SparkPage
Great article.


6/28/2008 8:44:06 AM

AOGOAE's SparkPage
I would like to see the chart for women's normal pushups, for now I can only compare myself to the mens chart. While I believe in equality, I don't think that's a very accurate measure...


6/25/2008 7:52:43 PM

i have always had trouble doing push-ups. my wrists would ache terribly. last year i got a pair of push-up bars from walmart. makes all the difference in the world. don't be sold by the hype of the high priced perfect push up sets. the ones i bought were less than $10 and work fine.


6/25/2008 2:12:54 PM

Try doing push-ups on your knuckles. It doesn't hurt as bad but make sure that you have something soft under your knuckles to rest on. That is how I use to do push-ups when I took Taekwondo.


6/25/2008 12:38:00 PM

TINCOO's SparkPage
I can't do it either cas of wrist and shoulder problems. Is there some other way to do these that I get the results? I didn't understand your description bbq....


6/25/2008 8:48:10 AM

for those with wrist problems, try doing a push up off of a set of dumbells that are set at an angle. might help alleviate some wrist and elbow pain....


6/25/2008 1:38:24 AM

LULUGIRL's SparkPage
Meant to say I found out push ups are worst thing for my wrist and found that out last year as I did push ups every day. Whew....wrote my first note in hurry and didn't make sense. Thanks!


6/25/2008 1:36:25 AM

LULUGIRL's SparkPage
I thought this article was FABULOUS and was very impressed with the amount of info.

On a personal note, I have had surgery on wrist, and found that out last year as I was doing full push-ups every day. Now I am thinking even a modified push-up has merit and should try doing them. Thank you for SPARKING that thought.

Keep up the great writing!


6/24/2008 11:48:45 PM

Ugh, I can not do one that lifts my whole body up, PLUS my chest takes up so much room between me and the floor that it's hard to not accidentally touch the floor. I think I'm going to do this test, but with the modified wall pushups to track my progress until I can OFFICIALLY do ONE push-up! LOL!


6/24/2008 10:41:44 PM

MIFFLIN's SparkPage
Um... how many is "a few" inches?! I think this is an area I need to work on! And I need some kind of wrist support too, 'cuz my wrists hurt. I'll study the video to learn how to do these correctly. I love the idea of a "home test"! Thanks!

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