2 Minute Press-Up Test

Strength Endurance, More repetitions is better

The 2 Minute Press-Up Test measures strength endurance of the upper limbs by measuring how many press-up repetitions are possible for an individual in a 2 minute time frame.

Equipment Required: Stopwatch, flat non-slip surface


  1. Participant performs a short warm-up following a RAMP protocol.
  2. Participant suspends their body in the air by balancing on their hands and toes. Hands should be shoulder-width apart, elbows should be fully extended, and there should be a straight line from the participant’s shoulders, through to their hips, to their knees, and all the way to their toes.
  3. Participant starts the timer.
  4. Participants lower their body by bending only their elbows until their chest touches the floor. Participant must maintain a straight line from their shoulders, through to their hips, to their knees and their toes at all times.
  5. Participant then re-extends their elbows to return back to the starting position, again maintaining the straight line from shoulders all the way to their toes. This is one repetition.
  6. Participant continues to repeat this movement as many times as they can until the 2 minutes has elapsed.
  7. Participant inputs the total number of repetitions they performed in the 2 minute window into SharedGoals by clicking on the green “Add score” button.