General

The push-up test is a strength test for the upper part of the body. The push-up test is very easy. Using the score, an athlete can see the state of the upper body’s energy.

Content

The test consists of the following components:

  • Short warm-up
  • Test period

Procedure

Do a short warm-up for your upper body. Make sure your shoulders and chest muscles are properly warmed up. Take the push-up position on the floor. Your hands and toes touch the floor and the rest of your body is in the air. Place your hands a little wider than the width of your shoulders. Lower yourself until your arms have reached a 90-degree angle. Then push yourself up until your arms are straight again. Do not take any breaks during the exercise. Try to do as many proper push-ups as possible. If it is no longer possible to properly carry out the exercise, the test ends.

Steps

  1. Do a short warm-up for your upper body;
  2. Take the push-up position on the floor. Place your hands a little wider than the width of your shoulders;
  3. Lower yourself until your arms have reached a 90-degree angle;
  4. Then push yourself up until your arms are straight again;
  5. Do not take any breaks during the exercise;
  6. Try to do as many proper push-ups as possible.

Resultaten

Men

17 – 19 20 – 29 30 – 39 40 – 49 50 – 59 60 – 65
Excellent > 56 > 47 > 41 > 34 > 31 > 30
Good 47 – 56 39 – 47 34 – 41 28 – 34 25 – 31 24 – 30
Above average 35 – 46 30 – 39 25 – 33 21 – 28 18 – 24 17 – 23
Average 19 – 34 17 – 29 13 – 24 11 – 20 9 – 17 6 – 16
Below average 11 – 18 10 – 16 8 – 12 6 – 10 5 – 8 3 – 5
Poor 4 – 10 4 – 9 2 – 7 1 – 5 1 – 4 1 – 2
Very poor < 4 < 4 < 2 0 0 0

Women

17 – 19 20 – 29 30 – 39 40 – 49 50 – 59 60 – 65
Excellent > 35 > 36 > 37 > 31 > 25 > 23
Good 27 – 35 30 – 36 30 – 37 25 – 31 21 – 25 19 – 23
Above average 21 – 27 23 – 29 22 – 30 18 – 24 15 – 20 13 – 18
Average 11 – 20 12 – 22 10 – 21 8 – 17 7 – 14 5 – 12
Below average 6 – 10 7 – 11 5 – 9 4 – 7 3 – 6 2 – 4
Poor 2 – 5 2 – 6 1 – 4 1 – 3 1 – 2 1
Very poor 0 – 1 0 – 1 0 0 0 0

Required equipment

For this test you need the following:

  • Floor where you can do push-ups
  • A mat (if desired)

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