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The Push-Up Test

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  • I did 26 but struggled w/ the last four !! I am 49 so I guess I am in average range until next yr. when I turn 50!
  • Why are there no average ratings for women doing real push ups?? If I'm going to try to start doing push ups I don't want to do half push ups because it's assumed that's all women are capable of, I want to do the real thing. I'm a women and while I probably would count as "very poor" in the mens category I'd still rather be improving my terrible score at actual push ups than my pretty good score at fake ones.
  • If I am a woman doing standard pushups, do I use the mens chart? Because then my 30 is just average, and I'm not sure if that is true for a woman.
  • BRENLOU2
    I have deteriorated shoulders so can not do any push ups.
  • Geez - I did this one yesterday at the gym with a trainer (won a free session!) I asked her to time me and I did the men's style with the crossed ankle. Got to 22 in 45 seconds, and then really struggled to get through 4 more. Mental note to self - maybe do the girl's version next - as i'm a girl...lol

    Have a great day everyone!
  • 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!

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