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The Crunch Test

A DIY Fitness Assessment

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  • LE3INMEMPHIS
    SP please add this to your links to make testing easier. It is free. http://www.online-stopwatch.com/
    - 10/21/2014 10:53:31 AM
  • Can't read the chart for my age range for women because the How Fit Are You? link is blocking it. This is the second test that has that problem with the chart. - 9/28/2014 10:51:30 AM
  • 51. Nine away from excellent for my 31 year old self. - 9/1/2014 6:27:50 PM
  • I got 40, which is pretty decent. I did better on the pushup test, I guess I'll have to practice crunches more and try again next month :) - 7/18/2014 4:50:17 PM
  • Thanks for this article. - 12/20/2013 6:07:25 AM
  • QUEENOFHEARTZ44
    Pretty neat test, I'll have to do this to see where I'm at. - 12/17/2013 8:09:04 PM
  • Instructions say keep hands by floor and photo shows crunches being done with hands behind the head. - 8/9/2013 10:09:18 AM
  • INBLACK
    Not sure why this test has an easier goal for women since they generally have less upper body weight and crunches should be easier. Overall I think we set too low an expectation for women's fitness. - 12/15/2012 12:36:46 PM
  • MACARAGA
    Im only 5 0 tall so the crunch test measurements were too much for me. The 18 inches away from your behind and the 6 marker were modified. I did a 5 inch marker and had more than excellent results for a woman my age. Even if it was not 100% correct or accurate it certainly gives me a reference number to test again in a month. Thank for your advice. Good luck to everyone!
    - 10/29/2012 11:00:00 AM
  • CASSIDY12
    61 years old and did 35/minute! Not bad for someone who would much rather be a couch potato! - 10/20/2012 7:32:45 PM
  • I did this with a trainer just this week. I got in 34, which, according to her chart, placed me in excellent category for my age group. (over 60) - 10/19/2012 3:06:12 PM
  • I have a body of arthritis aches and pains. Have had both knees replaced. Hand surgery on joints. Both shoulders get shot. I go to the gym 5 days a week, Aerobics, pilates.yoga, walk a minimum mile a day.
    I am able to do 50 crunches with ease. Three years ago weighing 335 I couldn't lay down flat ,let alone get up without help. Losing 200 lbs made a world of difference.
    - 10/19/2012 11:03:45 AM
  • I am 42 and managed 45. Great motivation doing this!
    - 10/19/2012 10:50:54 AM
  • RACEWELLWON
    This made me very happy , I am over 50 years old and I can do 45 crunches without equipment. It took me about a year to build to this point, I combine these with bridges to work the gluts and a total core. - 10/19/2012 10:45:48 AM
  • Well, stomach crunches give me motion sickness, quite a common problem apparently.

    To work my abs I use my legs not my upper body or I get dizziness and nausea. - 10/19/2012 9:56:47 AM

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