Test for Upper Body Strength and Endurance

Test: 90 degree Push-up


To complete as many 90 degree push-ups as possible to an up down pace of a person talking on the testing CD.

Proper position:

  • Prone position
  • Hands shoulder width apart
  • Legs straight
  • Toes tucked under
  • Back should be kept straight from head to toe throughout


Student lowers the body using the arms until they achieve a 90-degree angle with the elbow bend. Then student pushes back up and continues this moment until they can’t perform it anymore.

Suggested exercises for Push-Ups

  1. 10 Superman pushups
  2. 30 Second Plank
  3. 10 negative push-ups (start in the “up” push-up position and lower down to the ground as slowly as possible)
  4. 10 proper pushups or as many as possible

***Wait 1 minute between exercises***

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