Compare the number of push-ups that you can do in row to that of other people.
Push ups is the ultimate strength endurance test and the most widelty known due to its simplicty.
Do as many push ups as you can in a row. There is no time limit.
No more than 3 seconds between one push up and another.
Have you completed your push-ups? Look at the table below to see where you stack against others.
Men, Age 20 to 30
If you managed to do more than twenty push-ups, then you have above the average endurance. About 20% of men are in this group. From six push-ups to twenty is considered the average normal for most men in this age group (60%). Less than six is considered out of shape and you may need to improve your endurance.
Men, Age 30 to 40
For this group, fifteen plus is considered good and from 5 to fifteen is the average. Less than five is bad.
Men, Age 40 to 50
To be above average in this group, you must be able to push more than twelve. Around 60% of males will do between four and twelve, which is considered the norm. Anything less than four is considered not good enough.
Men, Age 50 to 60
When men reach the age of 50, their average expected push-up rate drops to three to ten. Above ten is good while below three is out of shape.
Men, Age 60+
If you are more than 60 and can do more than five push-ups, kudos to you. If you can do two to five push-ups then you are normal and below two is not good enough for your age group.
Women, Age 20 to 30
Only 15% of women is this age group can do more than 15 push-ups. 60% of women can do between four to fifteen, which is the average. About 25% can barely do one to three push-ups which is considered as bad shape.
Women, Age 30 to 40
To be on the good side of the spectrum for this age group, a minimum of 12 push-ups is required. Three to twelve is considered the average, and less than that is just bad.
Women, Age 40 to 50
Women in this age group have averaged three to eight push-ups. Those who managed more than eight were only 15% and 25% did only one or two which is clearly not good.
Women, Age 50 to 60
Do more than five and we will clap for you. From two to five and you are like most women of your age. Less than three is bad.
Women, Age 60+
Not much is expected in this category so one to three is just fine. More than three and you are a hero. 25% of women couldn't do even one.