Monday, September 14, 2015

Percentage of Bodyweight Used While Doing Push-Ups

Have you ever wondered how much of your bodyweight you are moving while performing a push-up? Sure you have. Well, lucky for you a 2011 study has the answer.

Standard Push-Up           65% of bodyweight
Feet elevated 12”            70%
Feet elevated 24”            75%
Hands elevated 12”         55%
Hands elevated 24”         40%
On Knees                         50%

Ebben, W., Wirm, B., et al. Kinetic Analysis of Several Variations of Push-Ups. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2011. 25(10), 2891-2894.