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.
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- 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.