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Tests II – Push-Ups

May 2, 2008 01:37 PM
By Jim Brown, PhD, Author, Tennis: Steps to Success
In the previous Sports Science column, we talked about the the United States Tennis Association’s 11 components of fitness and injury prevention and the tests to measure those components.

The full battery of tests appears in the latest edition of Complete Conditioning for Tennis, by Paul Roetert and Todd Ellenbecker (Human Kinetics Publishers, Champaign, IL). Below is a description of push-ups and standard scores by which you can compare your results to that of a national sample. Push-ups are one way to measure upper body strength and muscle endurance.

Push-Ups Completed in One Minute
Junior Girls
> 42: Excellent
34-42: Good
20-34: Average
< 20: Needs Improvement
Adult Women
> 44: Excellent
36-44: Good
24-36: Average
< 24: Needs Improvement
Junior Boys
> 52: Excellent
49-52: Good
35-49: Average
< 35: Needs Improvement
Adult Men
> 49: Excellent
40-49: Good
30-40: Average
< 30: Needs Improvement
[Next Sports Science Column: 20-Yard Dash]

 

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