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How many push ups can you do?

No knees down. Military style. I can just barely do 30.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:39 AM on Apr. 10, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • A push up is an exercise invented by males and for males which, like its brother exercise the pull-up.

    Push ups and strength training aren't generally focused on by women. We're usually busy doing cardio, so therefore our arms aren't capable of doing push ups as well as men.

    I can do about 10. I have scrawny little arms that I'm proud of.


    Answer by Razelda at 8:47 AM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • I do sets of ten, like 50 sets of those, I was not able to do even one years back.

    Answer by older at 9:04 AM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • well good for you want a sticker?


    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:13 AM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • I can do a few, like 1-3 depending on the day!!!

    Answer by skittles1108 at 9:30 AM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • I'm 42 and have never once been able to do a push up!


    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:00 AM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • You on the rag or something, Samurai? I was only asking because I took an exercise class the other day and the instructor was saying everyone should be able to do 50. So I was curious.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:43 AM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • I can do about 25 without a rest. My record is 82, when I was in MUCh better shape!

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:07 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • No, not on the rag....but i certainly was a bit grumpy this morning. sorry....

    Your instructor is terribly wrong. 50 military push-ups is above average for both men & women. Only someone in excellent shape could do that many.

    10-15 military push-ups is average for women & 30 push-ups on the knees is also average for women. I would go to a different instructor, he/she has no clue what they're talking about. Google it.

    Also, the smaller & lighter you are, the more push-ups people can do. So, it all really depends on your size, weight & strength. A 95 lb chick may be able to do a lot of push-ups, but that does not mean she is very strong.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 2:07 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • I am in the military and for my age, I have to do 17 pushups to pass my test. (im 25)

    Answer by k.raine at 9:32 PM on Apr. 10, 2011

  • Pretty sure what I do doesn't count as a push up in anyone's book. Oh well- I'm getting stronger and I'm sure some day I'll be able to do a push up!

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 2:19 PM on May. 4, 2011

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