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Link Posted: 1/1/2023 4:55:10 PM EST
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In for follow up thread where OP chronicles his shoulder surgery and recovery.
fnh
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 4:58:50 PM EST
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I do them regularly but fix in planking and a bit of yoga. 35-40 then plank 60 seconds, rest in a yoga position while stretching my back, then 20 pushups, then another minute of planking, then as many push-ups as I can do. No more back pain and the results were almost immediate when I started last May.

200-300 a day???? Damn fellas! No slack
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 4:59:31 PM EST
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I think a better exercise for this challenge would be inverted rows....but that's just me.  Or at the very least to balance it out a bit...
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 4:59:38 PM EST
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Best not to over do the first day.  

If I was trying to do 300 a day starting from zero, I would start with 10 on the first day and increase +10 per day for a month.

I think about 150/day is an appropriate goal for me.

Link Posted: 1/1/2023 5:08:17 PM EST
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If I was trying to do 300 a day starting from zero, I would start with 10 on the first day and increase +10 per day for a month.

I think about 150/day is an appropriate goal for me.

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300 a day is doable , but I myself would more than likely  start to need a rest day in between days as I'm getting older and I don't think my joints would be verry happy with me. That's the long version of, it would probably take me twice as long to reach the number you have set for your goal.
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 5:53:56 PM EST
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Jack LaLanne liked to show off his physical prowess on television. In 1956, he set a world record for pushups, doing 1,033 in 23 minutes
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 7:16:42 PM EST
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Sounds like you got it figured out then. Always good to not be a fatty.
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Man just think if you focused all that effort into doing something beneficial like building strength.

I did that in my 30s and my endurance is much better at 43 than I was at 33.  I weighed 220 and could bench 330.  For what reason would that benefit me today?

I did 250 last week at 180 bodyweight.  I'd rather keep lean now.

Ultimately I want to get my bench press to +100 over my bodyweight this year so I'm going to try to add 35lbs to it in 2023.  If I am successful, good.

If not, I will get close.

Sounds like you got it figured out then. Always good to not be a fatty.



I'm working on my 2nd set of 250 (5 sets of 50 each) right now.

100 down, 150 to go.

I can tell it's going to take me a little to acclimate to this schedule again.
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 7:17:41 PM EST
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130,000 in the last 24 months should've gotten me there
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 7:19:46 PM EST
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I do them regularly but fix in planking and a bit of yoga. 35-40 then plank 60 seconds, rest in a yoga position while stretching my back, then 20 pushups, then another minute of planking, then as many push-ups as I can do. No more back pain and the results were almost immediate when I started last May.

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Reminds me of this little clip from Jocko

this Navy Seal Commander gives 'DISCIPLINE' nightmares.............Jocko Willink #Motivation #shorts
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 7:24:54 PM EST
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that's incredible.

My fastest 1000 was 59:39 on 08JUL2022.
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 7:58:32 PM EST
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500 done since midnight.

69,500 to go.

I think after hitting 1000 this week, I'm going to jump to the 1500/wk level through 10,000.
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 8:08:23 PM EST
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I'm 60 and worked the past year to do 60 a day before my birthday... did it and could feel a difference.

I did my 60 on my 60th on the wood plank sidewalk at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson WY.
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 8:15:16 PM EST
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Throw some 60sec wall sits in to spice it up!
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 8:39:12 PM EST
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I did my 60 on my 60th on the wood plank sidewalk at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson WY.
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well done
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 8:39:37 PM EST
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Why do so many calisthenics when actual weight training will probably yield better results?
Link Posted: 1/1/2023 8:40:07 PM EST
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I keep forgetting those are a thing.

My basketball coach in HS loved making us do those methods of torture

Will try tomorrow morning after coffee.
Link Posted: 1/2/2023 6:15:11 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/2/2023 6:16:03 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/2/2023 6:23:19 PM EST
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I don't think I've done 500 push-ups in my entire life.
Link Posted: 1/3/2023 5:45:03 PM EST
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1707. 50 pushups in 0:45.

1711. 10 chinups.

1715.  50 pushups in 0:45.

1719.  10 pullups on parallel bars.
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1723. 50 pushups in 0:39.

1727.  10 pullups close grip underhanded.

1731.  50 pushups in 0:39.

1735.  10 pullups shoulder width grip overhand.

1739.  50 pushups in 0:37.

1743.  10 pullups single parallel bar.  Close grip alternating L/R.

750 pushups done YTD.



Link Posted: 1/3/2023 6:05:39 PM EST
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51 years old here.
Ive found that body weight exercises are a real lifesaver.
I have a routine where I do 50 push ups, sit ups, dips 10 pull ups and plank for a minute every morning before work, and repeat when I get home.
Been on it for 6 months and I feel great. Excellent way to improve your health and your physical appearance.
Link Posted: 1/3/2023 6:23:28 PM EST
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51 years old here.
Ive found that body weight exercises are a real lifesaver.
I have a routine where I do 50 push ups, sit ups, dips 10 pull ups and plank for a minute every morning before work, and repeat when I get home.
Been on it for 6 months and I feel great. Excellent way to improve your health and your physical appearance.
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Well done
Link Posted: 1/3/2023 9:29:04 PM EST
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Saw this thread earlier today. I'm in to give this a go. 125 in so far. 69,875 to go. I'm not sure I'll make 70k, but threads like this keep me motivated.
Link Posted: 1/3/2023 9:45:16 PM EST
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you'll get close.

stay on it everyday.

I wanted to do 30k in 2021, and ended up reaching 60k.

Early in 21 I was only doing 100/day 3 times per week.

By April I was doing 4 days of 300 and 2 days of 250 for 1700/wk.

By July I was up to 2,000/wk.

August became 2500/wk.

It is doable.
Link Posted: 1/3/2023 9:54:15 PM EST
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Closing in on 54 years old. Planking and push-ups are part of my daily exercise routine. I probably average 100-150 push-ups per day. I'm satisfied with this as it's only a part of my whole health and fitness routine.
Link Posted: 1/3/2023 9:56:02 PM EST
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Many of us here in GD have participated in fitness threads and I see a lot of people doing some good work.

I've already begun my journey to 70,000 and the plan is to get them completed before I turn 44.

If you want to participate, tell us where you're starting at, and where do you want to go?

Feel free to follow along here, or mosey into Self Defense and Fitness.

I have roughly 240 days to complete 70,000 pushups.

Let's get after it.

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If you want some tips let me know. Looks like you have it covered

I started doing pushups in April 2020 and my first set was 18 shaky pushups.

I can now easily knock out sets of 65. I even did 1,000 pushups in one day a couple times.

In 2021 I did 71,350 pushups and in 2022 I did 77,935 pushups.
Link Posted: 1/3/2023 11:35:37 PM EST
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I started doing pushups in April 2020 and my first set was 18 shaky pushups.

I can now easily knock out sets of 65. I even did 1,000 pushups in one day a couple times.

In 2021 I did 71,350 pushups and in 2022 I did 77,935 pushups.
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nicely done!

I've contemplated trying for 100k in a year and this would be the year to go for it.  If I can reach the 70k mark in the time I have allotted, 30k in 16 weeks is reachable.

I was trying to do single 1000 pushup days every 10k and that is a time requirement that ranged from 1 hour to almost 4 depending on when I was attempting the test.

It is a very tricky thing to accomplish when 3 weeks prior to it, you did 3000 pushups each of those weeks.

The next time I plan on trying a 1000 pushup day will probably be sometime around getting to 20k this year.
Link Posted: 1/3/2023 11:36:34 PM EST
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Closing in on 54 years old. Planking and push-ups are part of my daily exercise routine. I probably average 100-150 push-ups per day. I'm satisfied with this as it's only a part of my whole health and fitness routine.
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Well done Sir.
Link Posted: 1/3/2023 11:43:55 PM EST
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wall sits are part of my HIIT

Lots of HIIT can be done body weight only, which makes it easy to do at work or on the road.  Hotel doesn't have a gym or its terrible?  IDGAF, I do HIIT that day


Link Posted: 1/4/2023 9:05:09 AM EST
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nicely done!

I've contemplated trying for 100k in a year and this would be the year to go for it.  If I can reach the 70k mark in the time I have allotted, 30k in 16 weeks is reachable.

I was trying to do single 1000 pushup days every 10k and that is a time requirement that ranged from 1 hour to almost 4 depending on when I was attempting the test.

It is a very tricky thing to accomplish when 3 weeks prior to it, you did 3000 pushups each of those weeks.

The next time I plan on trying a 1000 pushup day will probably be sometime around getting to 20k this year.
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I have done a couple 1000 push-up days but I do them in a specific way. Since I WFH, I add a lot of rest in between sets.

I think the first time took me just under 12 hours, 2nd time was 11 hours. But I wasn't racing by any means.
Link Posted: 1/4/2023 4:31:21 PM EST
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Starting a run of 250 to get to 1000 this week.

First set at 1610.

50 pushups in 0:43.

2nd set at 1615.  50 pushups in 0:42.

3rd at 1620.  50 in 0:41.

4th at 1625.  50 in 0:39.

5th set at 1630.  50 in 0:40.
Link Posted: 1/4/2023 4:58:25 PM EST
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Starting a run of 250 to get to 1000 this week.

First set at 1610.

50 pushups in 0:43.

2nd set at 1615.  50 pushups in 0:42.

3rd at 1620.  50 in 0:41.

4th at 1625.  50 in 0:39.

5th set at 1630.  50 in 0:40.
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You're an animal!

I've been sneaking in sets of 10 in my cubicle while no one is around
Link Posted: 1/4/2023 5:02:06 PM EST
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I’m in, but for a reasonable amount every day.  

I’m not sure what that is.  

Link Posted: 1/4/2023 5:17:00 PM EST
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Already this year
cycled 80 miles
Ran 3 miles
Pushups/situps 70/65


This year My goal is
6000 on the bike miles
100 miles running
Pushups/situps maybe 150 of each/week

2022
Cycled 7,497 miles all bike, no trainer miles included
Ran about 50 miles all outdoors, usually when I can't(cold) or don't have time to ride.
Push ups/situps irregularily
Link Posted: 1/4/2023 5:46:12 PM EST
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You're an animal!

I've been sneaking in sets of 10 in my cubicle while no one is around
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Starting a run of 250 to get to 1000 this week.

First set at 1610.

50 pushups in 0:43.

2nd set at 1615.  50 pushups in 0:42.

3rd at 1620.  50 in 0:41.

4th at 1625.  50 in 0:39.

5th set at 1630.  50 in 0:40.


You're an animal!

I've been sneaking in sets of 10 in my cubicle while no one is around

Thank you!  You're on the right rack too.  Shoot for sets of 20 by the end of this month?
Link Posted: 1/4/2023 5:50:50 PM EST
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You'll figure it out.  I went from 30 pushups on 19DEC2020 to 800 on 05SEP2022.

Anything is possible.
Link Posted: 1/4/2023 5:53:20 PM EST
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Already this year
cycled 80 miles
Ran 3 miles
Pushups/situps 70/65


This year My goal is
6000 on the bike miles
100 miles running
Pushups/situps maybe 150 of each/week

2022
Cycled 7,497 miles all bike, no trainer miles included
Ran about 50 miles all outdoors, usually when I can't(cold) or don't have time to ride.
Push ups/situps irregularily
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Link Posted: 1/4/2023 5:57:47 PM EST
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You'll figure it out.  I went from 30 pushups on 19DEC2020 to 800 on 05SEP2022.

Anything is possible.
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I’m in, but for a reasonable amount every day.  

I’m not sure what that is.  


You'll figure it out.  I went from 30 pushups on 19DEC2020 to 800 on 05SEP2022.

Anything is possible.

I usually do 20-30 per set in 3-5 sets, but not every day.
Link Posted: 1/4/2023 6:04:41 PM EST
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I'm good for 100 a day, but you need to give the joints some rest, or you risk a repetitive motion injury.
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Thank you!  You're on the right rack too.  Shoot for sets of 20 by the end of this month?
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Starting a run of 250 to get to 1000 this week.

First set at 1610.

50 pushups in 0:43.

2nd set at 1615.  50 pushups in 0:42.

3rd at 1620.  50 in 0:41.

4th at 1625.  50 in 0:39.

5th set at 1630.  50 in 0:40.


You're an animal!

I've been sneaking in sets of 10 in my cubicle while no one is around

Thank you!  You're on the right rack too.  Shoot for sets of 20 by the end of this month?


I'm doing sets of 25 at home, but ten at work because I'm trying not to be the weird dude doing pushups all the time in his cube

Link Posted: 1/5/2023 9:15:36 AM EST
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I have no plans to do 70k in a year or anything close to that. With arthritis in both big toes, a left shoulder impingement, and a right shoulder torn AC (5 years ago), I'm relegated to doing pushups on my knees (though it just occurred to me that I could try putting a foam roller under my shins right above my feet to get the weight off my toes, maybe?).

Anyway, I've been doing inclined pushups on the kitchen counter every other day for a couple months...better than nothing, and started on the floor Tuesday, with a decent 50 reps.  (53yo, 210#)
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 9:17:18 AM EST
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I’m in, but for a reasonable amount every day.  

I’m not sure what that is.  


You'll figure it out.  I went from 30 pushups on 19DEC2020 to 800 on 05SEP2022.

Anything is possible.

I usually do 20-30 per set in 3-5 sets, but not every day.

nicely done
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 9:20:13 AM EST
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St Jude is doing the 2800 pushup fund drive for FEB 2023.  We usually donate to them yearly, so I will be participating it that next month.
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 9:23:46 AM EST
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St Jude is doing the 2800 pushup fund drive for FEB 2023.  We usually donate to them yearly, so I will be participating it that next month.
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awesome!
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 9:40:05 AM EST
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well, I am just one persons experience

I have done 65 pushups / 30 chinups pretty much every morning when I roll out of bed for the last 25 years

Lifted weights in some form for the last 35 years

when doing pushups now

my elbows sound like your running sandpaper over a rusty old sewer pipe

Still benching a max of over 300lbs but I feel like when I do that that there is going to be a good chance some day that my elbow is just gonna blow the tendons out

My knees click and pop when doing squats

just had surgery to kill nerves in my spine

I don't know any weightlifters over 60 who have done it their whole adult life like I have who have GOOD joints

every single one of us has shit for joints

it is just the price you pay, you put that much stress on something like that for that many years, it wears out.  Heck you don't do that and it still wears out.  Aging sucks donkey balls hard and long.

You may end up one of the gifted few who never have problems, but don't count on it.  Every young person is gonna live forever just like you are until you don't

Would I still have done it, yes

Am I still doing it, yes

Just be aware what is at the end of the tunnel.

daily pain

again, still would have and do daily lift

benefits outweigh the pain (in my opinion)

but walk into it with open eyes boys
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 9:57:37 AM EST
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well, I am just one persons experience

I have done 65 pushups / 30 chinups pretty much every morning when I roll out of bed for the last 25 years

Lifted weights in some form for the last 35 years

when doing pushups now

my elbows sound like your running sandpaper over a rusty old sewer pipe

Still benching a max of over 300lbs but I feel like when I do that that there is going to be a good chance some day that my elbow is just gonna blow the tendons out

My knees click and pop when doing squats

just had surgery to kill nerves in my spine

I don't know any weightlifters over 60 who have done it their whole adult life like I have who have GOOD joints

every single one of us has shit for joints

it is just the price you pay, you put that much stress on something like that for that many years, it wears out.  Heck you don't do that and it still wears out.  Aging sucks donkey balls hard and long.

You may end up one of the gifted few who never have problems, but don't count on it.  Every young person is gonna live forever just like you are until you don't

Would I still have done it, yes

Am I still doing it, yes

Just be aware what is at the end of the tunnel.

daily pain

again, still would have and do daily lift

benefits outweigh the pain (in my opinion)

but walk into it with open eyes boys
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Good work Sir.

I get it about knee popping noises too.  Snap crackle pop is a thing for me since my 20s.  All related to basketball in my youth.

My friend John is 68 and just had rotator cuff surgery and he was doing 100-120 pushups daily up until sometime in December.
I have no expectation that I'll be able to do as much as I am now in the next 25 years.

Heck 10 years ago I was much stronger than I am now and my diet consisted of what was likely 5000 calories daily to support the strength training I was doing.

I have a hard time imagining myself being 45lbs heavier than I am today and have been for the last year (~180).

As my friend Alan the preacherman would say, you were probably as strong as an ox and likely about as smart as one too.

Today there is wisdom behind my training.
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 10:01:10 AM EST
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I can’t do push-ups for shit.  I got dinged in the arm and did not have reconstructive surgery, just the wound path pack and bandages. I guess one of the muscles you use doing push ups got damaged or maybe it was the sneaky little bastard that stabbed me in the back of the same arm I got dinged in.
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I can’t do push-ups for shit.  I got dinged in the arm and did not have reconstructive surgery, just the wound path pack and bandages. I guess one of the muscles you use doing push ups got damaged or maybe it was the sneaky little bastard that stabbed me in the back of the same arm I got dinged in.
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Yikes
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Men who can do 40 push-ups far less likely to develop heart disease

Men who can do 40 push-ups far less likely to develop heart disease
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by Study Finds

BOSTON — Here’s one way to predict your heart health: get down and give me 41. A recent study finds that men who can perform at least 40 push-ups in one attempt are much less likely to suffer from heart disease within the next 10 years.

Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public health say their report is the first to show how push-up capacity is linked to heart disease. They found that middle-aged men who can log more than 40 push-ups in a single try have a 96% reduced risk of developing the potentially deadly condition and other related ailments, such as heart failure, compared to those who can complete no more than 10 push-ups.

For their study, the authors reviewed health data from 1,104 active male firefighters taken annually from 2000 to 2010. At the start of the study, the average participant was about 40 years old with an average body mass index of 28.7. The firefighters were tasked with performing as many push-ups as they could, and their treadmill tolerance was also tested.

By the end of the study period, 37 participants suffered from a heart disease-related condition — and 36 of those men weren’t able to log more than 40 push-ups in the initial test. The results of the treadmill test were not as clearly linked to heart disease diagnoses.

“Our findings provide evidence that push-up capacity could be an easy, no-cost method to help assess cardiovascular disease risk in almost any setting,” says the study’s first author, Justin Yang, an occupational medicine resident at the school, in a statement. Surprisingly, push-up capacity was more strongly associated with cardiovascular disease risk than the results of submaximal treadmill tests.”

The authors note that because the study was completed by middle-aged men with active occupations, the results shouldn’t be considered the same for women or men who are less active or of different ages.

This study was published in JAMA Network Open.

This article was first posted February 16, 2019.
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