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The Push-Up Test

A DIY Fitness Assessment

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  • SGCHEVY
    I got to 12 in less than 30 secs but my knees started hurting so I had to stop!! will try tomorrow again with a towel!! wooohoo
  • i actually did better than what i thought i would. i also did better than my husband! i made it to 20, and he only made it to 12!
  • Woohoo! 9! I'm only Poor, not Very Poor!! Man, I've ALWAYS sucked at pushups, monkey bars, and climbing that wicked rope in gym class. LOL Seriously, I'm stoked about 9. :)
  • BRIDGETANN30
    I never do the modified push up. I think it takes longer to build up more endurance if you do the easier ones. I shoot for 100 regular push ups a day. I do as many as I can all at once (right now 39 in a minute) then do them all thru the day in sets of 5 or 10. The push up is a great exercise.
  • I could do 28 modified pushups...that's "good" for my age. I'm pleasantly surprised, considering I can barely do any "real" pushups! (even though I've been doing strength training regularly for years....)
  • IMAGINE_IT
    I set my little Stop watch on my cell phone and got to work...after about 35seconds i had to go a little slower..and would you believe i did 32 modified push ups???!! That's a rating of excellent for my Age group...i am a little proud of myself right about now!!! :)
  • Well I did 41 modified pushups (27 full pushups) when I tried again for these...not too shabby for 49 years old.!
    I scored excellent in all 3 tests..in fact I was in the excellent range for someone 15 years younger than I am in all 3.
    And yet I don't feel that I am in that good of shape for the most part.. maybe I am expecting too much from myself?
  • Fantastic! I've been doing high reps of push-ups for almost a year and a half but never tested my max. Just pushed out 34 in 45 sec. What a pump!
  • Fantastic! I've been doing high reps of push-ups for almost a year and a half but never tested my max. Just pushed out 34 in 45 sec. What a pump!
  • Fantastic! I've been doing high reps of push-ups for almost a year and a half but never tested my max. Just pushed out 34 in 45 sec. What a pump!
  • Wow I thought I was in fairly good shape but I couldn't do 3 "good" pushups (3" from the floor)...good article...I printed it and will keep working out and try again in 4 weeks!
  • wow, this really showed me that i have lots of room for improvement! Thanks for the test!
  • WILEVE
    This was excellent and I want to thank-you for this test. I was feeling so bad about myself and all the hard work I have done.
    I am 51 years old and I did 32 push ups. Excellent shape. thank-you
    wileve
  • I did 20 & that's average for my age, so I'm thrilled!! I don't think my fitness has ever been "average". Yay for getting in shape! I've lost 20 pounds and I feel so much better just from that, but I could stand to lose atleast 50 more. But I am stoked that I did so well on the pushup test!!
  • I did better than I thought I would. I did 19 and was yelling during the last one I did. :) I'm 37 so that puts me in the average category. I made a note on my SP to see how I do four weeks from now. I'm starting a ST routine (Jari Love's Ripped to the Core DVD) so I'm sure I'll be better by then!

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