How many push ups can you do in a minute?

@maezee (31964)
United States
March 8, 2009 4:46pm CST
How many push ups can you do in a minute? Or, how many consecutive push ups can you do - at ALL? (And I mean the real deal, not "girl" or "half" push-ups). For the job I want to get after college, there is a 1 minute push-up test, which I'm trying to prepare for (yes, three years in advance), and I'd just like to know where everyone is at, if you know. Do you have a hard time doing push ups, too? Or is this just me? I can do about 7 before I feel like keeling over and dying. . How many push ups can you do?
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@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
4 Apr 09
Wow, what type of job are you going for? I can do about 3 and that's it. Well, that was last time I tried. If I tried I might be able to do more now because volunteering with elephant seals really works out your arm strength.
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@maezee (31964)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Let's just call it a government job. I can do about 3 too! Should I maybe consider volunteering with elephant seals? That sounds like it would have a lot of benefits.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Definitely, I would highly recommend volunteering with elephant seals if you live near the coast. :) Right now it is the busy season for seals as all the elephant seal babies are coming in and needing to be tube fed.
11 Apr 09
On average itd be about 30, but Ive been known to double that, but you have to have the correct technique...breathe in when you godown, and then breathe out when u push-up...but also dont go too fast otherwise you ill brun yourself out too quick....
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@maezee (31964)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Thansk for the tips!
@cahyorini (315)
• Indonesia
11 Apr 09
How many push up i can do a minute ? you know what i even forgot the last time i do that, maybe a 3-4 years before, I'll do it now just for you. wait a sec .. ourgh.... the result a very embarrassing just 5. Thanks to you that i can realize now how weak i am... LOL.
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@maezee (31964)
• United States
12 Apr 09
LOL Don't be embarrassed! 5 is a great number, I think it's normal for people who don't normally do that kind of exercise to not be able to do as many as some of the body-builders we have here on myLot. . Regular, every-day people don't really have any actual USE for doing push-ups, unless their job requires them to. Thanks for responding!
@anaphy (113)
• Philippines
11 Apr 09
Push up for girls= 26 last attempt. the normal one, well, around 10 that was my last attempt during class...it really hurts my wrists, and i'm not accustomed with the tension it gives to the body.
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@maezee (31964)
• United States
12 Apr 09
I know what you mean. It does hurt! It's just an uncomfortable exercise, if you ask me. I'd rather go running or at least do sit-ups instead - which are so much easier to do.
• India
10 Apr 09
Hi maezee, As being learner of stampede wrestler, i love this exercise. but i dont count my push ups. but sure, i make 25 to 30 push ups slowly and more than 50 fastly. I usually give pressure by doing the exercise slow and steadily.for getting extra pressure, i always place my legs on 2 or 3 feet height on any material and start doing my push ups. Congrats on your 1500 posts!
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@maezee (31964)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Thanks for responding! It sounds like you really know what you're doing.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
10 Apr 09
I can do 20 to 22 girl push ups and around 12 or 13 full push ups I started doing it many years ago and at the time I couldn't even get to 5 girl push ups in one minute I never push myself to do more push ups in one minute though to me that is enough to do every morning when I wake up and then the rest is for my breathing and yoga exercise which I need the most because I have breathing problem since I was young
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@maezee (31964)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Thanks for responding!
• United States
9 Apr 09
I usually can do around 100 in one sitting, so I'm assuming about 30 or so in a minute, but I just tried, I did about 20 in the first 40 seconds, but I just got a tattoo on my chest like 2 days ago and my chest is already sore so I just stopped
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@maezee (31964)
• United States
12 Apr 09
What did you get tattooed on your chest? A big tattoo? I wanna see! Thanks for responding. & Yeah, you probably don't want to be irritating it so much.
@LouieWpHs04 (4560)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I never timed how many pushups I could do in a minute. I used to a while back be able to do about 50-70+ total(not in a minute! hahha, I wish I could do'em in a minute.) before I kind of got wore out. Now, since i've been awfully lazy I doubt I could even do half of that anymore. I do plan on getting back in shape though, and soon!
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@maezee (31964)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Awesome. I gotta get in shape too. Come to MN and strength train with me!
@ivan2000bd (1010)
• Sweden
7 Apr 09
Actually i can do 30 push ups in a single session. i didnt see the time. but if i measure the time in my first minute i can do 24 push ups. and rest 6 push ups in next two minutes. tank you for nice discussion.
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@maezee (31964)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Thanks for responding! That's great!
• Philippines
7 Apr 09
I am a woman but an athletic woman. I don't do half push-ups. I can do the push-ups that men do. I am not bragging. I have firm muscles on my abs. I don't know how many push-ups I can do in a minute as its best to do with breathing exercises (inhale and exhale). I can make a maximum of 60 push-ups per day, thats it.
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@maezee (31964)
• United States
12 Apr 09
That's awesome! I only added that bit about the "girl" push-ups because I know when I ask a lot of my (girl) friends, they always tell me that they can do "so-and-so many" GIRL/HALF push-ups. It's like..OK, that wasn't really what I was asking... I hate that they are nicknamed "girl" pushups too, it's annoying and se.xist. I always considered myself "fit" from playing volleyball and being on track every year in high school, but apparently my arms haven't been getting the workout they need to do a million pushups in one minute. *shrugs* But congrats on being able to do 60! That's something to be proud of.
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
6 Apr 09
Before I responded here... I tried doing push ups for 1 minute and guess what... I have done 35 full push ups. A lil bit fast but still full sets of it. And if how many I can do without stopping... 50 reps. I am able to do this because I am always dong it... :)
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@maezee (31964)
• United States
12 Apr 09
You're always doing it? How so? And by the way, that's AWESOME! TEACH ME!
• Brazil
8 Mar 09
Lets see... I can do 1,2,3,4.....half a push up, that's all I can do seriously lol I don't have any strength in my arms to do push ups... good luck to you and that job I think if you practice you can do it!
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@maezee (31964)
• United States
8 Mar 09
I don't really have any upper-body strength either. It's pretty ridiculous. Thanks for responding! I'm hoping by practicing (and trying to do a few each day), I'll be able to do more eventually. . Thanks again!
@ktosea (2027)
• China
16 Apr 09
with one hand,I could only finish 2,and with 2 hands I could do 15 to 20 push ups,my right arm is a little stronger than the left one LOL
• India
12 Apr 09
Well how many push-ups can you do at the moment? And do you need any further help or opinions about this matter from me? I am free to Give my opinions,not only on the present situation, about everything. I would like to share my feelings and Opinions and Experiences. I would be pleased with you for getting me Back on Track after a long time.
• India
12 Apr 09
actually after seeing your posting,i thought why not try now and see. Though i had a good and decent meal, and already feeling my stomach tight i thought to go for it. I put a timer for one minute in my cell and put it on. Then i started doing the push-ups.And about 25 i got weary,my chest was straining. i took a break for 3 or 4 seconds,with the timer still running, and then again did the push ups till 32 and again took a break,dont know how long, and again started doing the push-ups and LOL, the timer was ringing when i just finished 37 push ups with weary hand and paining chest. but well i completed the 38th and fell down flat for a few seconds and back now to post here.. Beleive me i didnt make it up,and i am being honest.
• India
12 Apr 09
If you are preparing for some sort of test. start with doing 10 or 15 push ups a day,daily without missing for a month , then you will get accustomed to doing ten easily. increase the count to 20 for the next month. do this every month increasing the count. I promise you that it will be a PIECE OF CAKE for you. I really promise you dear. Thats what i am doing now.I started with doing 30 for this month because i have been through a surgery recently forfracture to my nose and jaundice. Do reply back..
• India
12 Apr 09
Well I am not Boasting or something. But i studied in a military school for two years and the maximum nuber of Push-ups i did is 100 in a single time. everyone in my batch had to do it. well it has been 4 years since and even now i am doing the push ups. though not many, i can do about 30 push ups on average in a single time, before getting weary or tired. i do this all within a minute only. i am trying to increase my count daily. hope i gave you a good reply. this is the first time i am ever giving my reply so long since i joined MYLOT. but i dont know if i gave an opinion to your standards. Happy Mylotting