This push up test can be used as a simple measure of strength or strength endurance. It’s a often performed alongside the sit up test.
You can find out more about the various types of strength training for sport in the strength training section of this site.
- Complete as many press ups as you are able to without resting or pausing.
- Women should place their weight on their knees (bent) and lower legs.
- Men should keep legs fully extended with weight on toes.
- Each repetitions should be performed so that elbows are fully extended at the top and chest is about 4 inches from floor at bottom.
Jacky has a degree in Sports Science and is a Certified Sports and Conditioning Coach. He has also worked with clients around the world as a personal trainer.
He has been fortunate enough to work with a wide range of people from very different ends of the fitness spectrum. Through promoting positive health changes with diet and exercise, he has helped patients recover from aging-related and other otherwise debilitating diseases.
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