Appendix D

PushupsWELLNESS/FITNESS INITIATIVE PUSH-UP PROTOCOL

STARTING POSITION: Standard starting push-up position with back straight, arms slightly wider than shoulder width apart, arms fully extended, feet together, and head and neck in neutral position.

DOWN POSITION: Back to remain straight with head in neutral position with arms flexed moving body to the down position. Down position fully achieved when chin is five inches from the ground.

CADENCE: 40 up and down strokes per minute. Test will be performed to a metronome that is set at a rate of 80 so a sound may be heard on both the up and down strokes of the exercise.

MAXIMUM: 80 push-ups

DURATION: 2 minutes

Fitness Manual Table of Contents
  • Stretching & Flexibility Chapter
  • Strength Training Chapter
  • Stretch Examples Chapter
  • Acknowledgements
  • Appendices