How is the push up test performed?

Start on the ground in “push up position.”  Men should start on your toes, with your legs, hips, and back straight, hands a little wider than shoulder-width.  Women should start on your knees instead of toes, keeping the hips and back straight.  Lower down until elbows and shoulders are parallel (creating a 90 degree angle).  Perform as many as you can do without stopping or using improper form. 

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