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Title: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Mark Toorock on June 18, 2008, 07:25:43 AM
For push ups we'll measure what could be considered a "strict" push up which is one "correct" way of doing them. Understand that this is one of hundreds of varieties and is picked for no particular reason other than consistent measure.

Lay flat on the ground. Bring your hands alongside your body (no more than 2" away from either side) up to where your thumbs are closest in line with your nipples. Press up, arms extending fully, no other body part moves or flexes - in other words torso is perfectly rigid and straight. When you touch down everything will still be in alignment.

Measure as many reps as possible in one minute.


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Kevin Davies -                   6-18-08 -      27
Xian -                                8-30-08 -      36
Derik DaSilva -                  8-28-08 -      25
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Kevin Davies on June 18, 2008, 01:33:50 PM
Kevin Davies - 6/18/2008 - 27
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Mak43 on July 26, 2008, 12:14:32 AM
I do them really slowly on my nuckels, I can manage about 16 or so. Its way harder when you do them slowly, Im going to try Toorocks method.!
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Derik (QuikSilva) DaSilva on July 26, 2008, 07:44:11 AM
For push ups we'll measure what could be considered a "strict" push up which is one "correct" way of doing them. Understand that this is one of hundreds of varieties and is picked for no particular reason other than consistent measure.

Lay flat on the ground. Bring your hands alongside your body (no more than 2" away from either side) up to where your thumbs are closest in line with your nipples. Press up, arms extending fully, no other body part moves or flexes - in other words torso is perfectly rigid and straight. When you touch down everything will still be in alignment.

Measure as many reps as possible in one minute.

Question: elbows to the side (as in parallel to the side of your body) or elbows out(as in perpendicular to the side of your body)? this definitely makes a difference for me, as I can do a lot of pushups with my elbows out, but very few with my elbows to the side.
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Steve Low on July 26, 2008, 06:00:07 PM
For push ups we'll measure what could be considered a "strict" push up which is one "correct" way of doing them. Understand that this is one of hundreds of varieties and is picked for no particular reason other than consistent measure.

Lay flat on the ground. Bring your hands alongside your body (no more than 2" away from either side) up to where your thumbs are closest in line with your nipples. Press up, arms extending fully, no other body part moves or flexes - in other words torso is perfectly rigid and straight. When you touch down everything will still be in alignment.

Measure as many reps as possible in one minute.

Question: elbows to the side (as in parallel to the side of your body) or elbows out(as in perpendicular to the side of your body)? this definitely makes a difference for me, as I can do a lot of pushups with my elbows out, but very few with my elbows to the side.

This should be in discussion.

But to answer your question to the side or at 45 degrees from the torso is best (much like correct technique for bench press). Elbows out aka 90 degrees is good.. for shoulder problems if you like those. Depending on the health of your shoulders you may never develop problems but it's better to do them the right way.
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Christian Greene on August 30, 2008, 02:14:02 PM
Xian - 8/30/08 - 36
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Derik (QuikSilva) DaSilva on August 30, 2008, 03:24:38 PM
Derik - 8/28/08 - 25

This post is late because I did it at class on Thursday and forgot until today. :P
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: KC Parsons on September 02, 2008, 07:29:57 PM
KC Parsons, 9/2/08-

30 (and I hit failure at 30 right as the timer beeped)
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Shae Perkins on October 22, 2008, 06:16:43 PM
Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I feel proud of my self :)

Shae 10.22.08- 49
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Vinny Pellegrini on October 24, 2008, 04:27:38 PM
i just layed on the floor for 5 mins not moving after the timer went off.

a satisfied 55.
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Ozzi on November 18, 2008, 03:19:10 AM
11/18th

during crossfit WOD
3 minutes max push ups.

65 on the first minute.
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Vinny Pellegrini on November 18, 2008, 10:14:07 AM
nice dude!
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Ozzi on November 18, 2008, 10:03:18 PM
Thanks, just dont ask me how many more I got on the 2nd and 3rd minute since I exploded and went all out on the first to time my 1min max.  :P
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Christian Greene on November 18, 2008, 10:23:43 PM
How many more did you get :)
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: PKAB on November 26, 2008, 01:08:30 PM
Kai sharp-57
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Elet ET on December 04, 2008, 05:10:29 PM
Elet- 12/4/2008-73.
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Eli Kurtz on December 04, 2008, 09:18:14 PM
Eli Kurtz - 12/04/08 - 37
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: stealthy1 on December 15, 2008, 05:00:41 PM
65
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: ParkourBegginer93 on January 25, 2009, 03:18:54 PM
Mason Roach 1/25/09 33 push ups
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: eternalp on February 25, 2009, 10:50:25 PM
Eternal Phoenix 2/25/09 -34
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Chris Salvato on March 10, 2009, 06:17:30 AM
Chris Salvato - 3/10/2009 - 61 Pushups

And I never train pushups.
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Kingofuall123 on March 12, 2009, 09:34:33 AM
3/11/09

50
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: bryan on March 29, 2009, 06:50:20 PM
3/29/09

55


that was 1 minute of hell. ow lol
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Wolfs Tooth on April 03, 2009, 11:35:17 PM
62 in one minute, 84 by the end of minute two. 2 minute test is part of the Army fitness test
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: TronzPK on April 25, 2009, 08:13:47 PM
75 in one minute, 100 in 2 minutes, but ive been training for a year.
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: alanathlete on January 03, 2010, 04:37:33 PM
Michael Vander Meiden - 1/03/10 - 32 pushups  :P
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: westonPK on January 06, 2010, 05:48:39 PM
20
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Chris Salvato on March 04, 2010, 12:31:26 PM
75 in one minute, 100 in 2 minutes, but ive been training for a year.

And training pushups way too much, apparently.
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: FastGuppy on March 04, 2010, 12:39:33 PM
And training pushups way too much, apparently.

Something seems wrong; I would think you would be able to do much more than 100 push-ups for two mins if you can do 75 in 1. Think about it, you're averaging over 1.25 push-ups per second. Maybe you should pace yourself for two mins.


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I hit 57 push-ups for 1 min.
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Don "Ryu" N on March 15, 2010, 05:52:40 PM
30 PU
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Billy Heston on October 03, 2010, 08:14:23 PM
Just found this board last night wanna see how I progress so I am goin to post once a week.
 Billy Heston- 10/3/10- 62 pushups.
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: asianmatthew on January 05, 2011, 08:33:48 PM
51
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Vagabond on March 05, 2011, 11:41:24 PM
57 push ups in 1 minute
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Marc McLeod on June 09, 2012, 02:11:30 PM
Marc McLeod- 6/09/12-39
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Danny Hall on July 14, 2012, 07:57:39 PM
37 push ups. I'm kinda disappointed with myself. I need to work on this. :-[
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Ryan on July 30, 2012, 09:25:35 AM
56 pushups for this challenge.. 10 better then my 2-week ago push-up challenge :)
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Danny Hall on July 30, 2012, 03:52:42 PM
41 this time. It's getting somewhat better.  :-\
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Dustin Combs on January 06, 2013, 03:31:36 PM
1/6/13
45 push ups in one minute..
Not the greatest, not the worst. I'm okay with this for now.
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: Lupus Potens on February 25, 2013, 07:19:44 PM
Lupus- 2/25/13    60
Title: Re: Push-ups - one minute
Post by: SebastianCannon on January 11, 2015, 06:03:31 PM
Sebastian-1/11/15     42 push ups