Jump to content
  • entries
    31
  • comments
    20
  • views
    2,682

Physics of a pushup


jrwalther

940 views

Push ups are probably the most common form of a workout you will see.  They are easy and can be done almost everywhere, but how good of a workout are they actually giving people?  There are different ways to do a push up but when done correctly, most people will be lifting around 65% of their body weight.  This would be when someone is doing the standard position of having their feet kicked out.  When a push up is performed on the knees instead of feet extended, we see that the amount of body weight they are lifting goes down by around 15%.  These percentages show how push ups can also be conformed around what each person wants.  Some can be putting in more of a workout while others can adjust their position in order to suit their needs or put in more reps.  

0 Comments


Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...