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
- Participant performs a short warm-up following a RAMP protocol.
- 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.
- Participant starts the timer.
- 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.
- 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.
- Participant continues to repeat this movement as many times as they can until the 2 minutes has elapsed.
- Participant inputs the total number of repetitions they performed in the 2 minute window into SharedGoals by clicking on the green “Add score” button.