SERMAGRA- 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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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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