Max-Reps: Push Ups

Quickly measure and calculate your endurance

The Push Up is an athletic movement used to assess upper body strength and overall endurance. Progress is measured by increases in repetitions. Please keep in mind that Push Ups require a substantial amout of strength, particularly as repetitions increase. A modified Push Up (on the knees) is a very good option so that you can achieve a meanigful number of repetitions (more than several) or to ensure proper form while performing the exercise.

Max-Reps: Push Ups Protocol

Purpose

Evaluate the ability of the upper anterior chain muscle groups to sustain repeated contractions against body weight resistance for an extended period of time or until failure.

Equipment

5 inch tall block (or clenched fist)

Procedure

Male: Begin in push up position with only hands and toes touching the floor, and block directly under the participant’s sternum. Their hands should be directly under shoulders. Keeping the body isometrically contracted, begin movement lowering the body towards the floor with upper-arms roughly 45 degrees from the participant’s body. Once the participant touches the block with sternum, instruct him or her to drive body upwards by contracting pectoral and triceps muscle groups.

Female: Begin in push up position with only hands and knees touching the floor, and block directly under the participant’s sternum. Their hands should be directly under shoulders. Keeping the body isometrically contracted, begin movement lowering the body towards the floor with upper-arms roughly 45 degrees from the participant’s body. Once the participant touches the block with sternum, instruct him to drive body upwards by contracting pectoral and triceps muscle groups.

Max-Reps: Push Ups Calculation

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Calculation Result

DATE -
Push Ups(Max-Reps) -
Max-Reps Classification -

Max-Reps: Push Ups Classification Chart

Male: 17-19 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Very Poor 0 3
Poor 4 10
Below average 11 18
Average 19 34
Above average 35 46
Good 47 56
Excellent 57 > 57

Male: 20-29 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Very Poor 0 3
Poor 4 9
Below average 10 16
Average 17 29
Above average 30 39
Good 39 47
Excellent 48 > 48

Male: 30-39 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Very Poor 0 1
Poor 2 7
Below average 8 12
Average 13 24
Above average 25 33
Good 34 41
Excellent 42 > 42

Male: 40-49 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Very Poor 0 0
Poor 1 5
Below average 6 10
Average 11 20
Above average 21 28
Good 28 34
Excellent 35 > 35

Male: 50-59 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Very Poor 0 0
Poor 1 4
Below average 5 8
Average 9 17
Above average 18 24
Good 25 31
Excellent 32 > 32

Male: > 59 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Very Poor 0 0
Poor 1 2
Below average 3 5
Average 6 16
Above average 17 23
Good 24 30
Excellent 31 > 31

Female: 17-19 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Very Poor 0 1
Poor 2 5
Below average 6 10
Average 11 20
Above average 21 27
Good 27 35
Excellent 36 > 36

Female: 20-29 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Very Poor 0 1
Poor 2 6
Below average 7 11
Average 12 22
Above average 23 29
Good 30 36
Excellent 37 > 37

Female: 30-39 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Very Poor 0 0
Poor 1 4
Below average 5 9
Average 10 21
Above average 22 30
Good 30 37
Excellent 38 > 38

Female: 40-49 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Very Poor 0 0
Poor 1 3
Below average 4 7
Average 8 17
Above average 18 24
Good 25 31
Excellent 32 > 32

Female: 50-59 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Very Poor 0 0
Poor 1 2
Below average 3 6
Average 7 14
Above average 15 20
Good 21 25
Excellent 26 > 26

Female: > 59 y/o

CLASSIFICATION FROM TO
Very Poor 0 0
Poor 0 1
Below average 2 4
Average 5 12
Above average 13 18
Good 19 23
Excellent 24 > 24

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