Monday, September 27, 2010

Miss Didyk's 90 Degree Push Up Test

The 90 Degree Push-Up Fitness Test measures upper body strength and endurance.

A standard push up begins with:
  • the hands and toes touching the floor
  • the body and legs in a straight line
  • feet slightly apart
  • the arms at shoulder width apart extended and at a right angles to the body
Keeping the back and knees straight, the tester lowers the body to a predetermined point, to touch some other object or until there is a 90-degree angle at the elbows, then returns back to the starting position with the arms extended.