Push Ups Test

Hands should be placed on the floor a little wider than your shoulders, elbows locked in the "up" position. Men should use the standard "military style" pushup position with only the hands and the toes touching the floor and their body and legs in a straight line. Women have the option of having their knees bent and touching the floor. Lower your body until your chest is about 2 inches from the floor, to the "down" position. Using only your arms, push yourself back to the "up" position, keeping your back straight. This is one repetition. Do as many repetitions as possible until exhaustion. Count the total number of pushups performed. Use the chart below to find out how you rate.

If you have any shoulder, elbow or wrist pain during this exercise, stop immediately.

Push Up Results (Men)
Age
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
Gold Excellent
> 59
> 50
> 41
> 35
> 28
Good 47-59 41-50 33-41 29-35 23-28
Silver Above average 38-46 33-40 26-32 22-28 17-22
Average 32-37 26-32 19-25 16-21 12-16
Bronze Below average 26-31 20-25 13-18 12-15 9-11
Poor 18-25 13-19 9-12 6-11 4-8
Very Poor < 18 < 13 < 9 < 6 < 4

Push Up Results (Women)
Age
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
Gold Excellent > 46 > 40 > 32 > 27 > 21
Good 40-46 33-40 27-31 23-26 17-20
Silver Above Average 31-39 25-32 20-26 17-22 12-16
Average 25-30 20-24 14-19 12-16 7-11
Bronze Below average 19-24 13-19 9-13 7-11 4-6
Poor 12-18 8-12 3-8 2-6 1-3
Very Poor < 12 < 8 < 3 < 2 0


Return to our Fitness Tests main page.

Like us on Facebook







Personal Training Certification