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Push Up Test






     Population Average



Standard Pushup - MenNovice Push-up - Women

Select sex and enter information in left column. Click "Calculate". Evaluates upper body muscular endurance for adults.

Subject performs as many repetitions as possible without pausing. Subject should be encouraged to perform one or two trial repetitions before test.

  • Elbows fully extended
  • Male subject (See animation)
    • forefoot or toes on floor
    • legs, hips, and back straight
    • tester places upright fist below chest of male subject
      • contact with testers fist
  • Female subject (See animations: feet down, feet up)
    • knees on floor or mat
    • hips and back straight
    • tester gives verbal feed back to female subject on depth of push-up
      • shoulders the same height of elbow

Pollock ML, Wilmore JH, Fox SM: Health and Fitness through Physical Activity. New York John Wiley & Sons, 1978.




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