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Old 12-26-2007, 05:37 PM   #1
Nicolas Kizzee
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Simple Push-Up question

I was just wondering how much weight you are actually doign when performing a push-up. Like what is the percentage of your bodyweight is actually being used? Thanks in advance
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:12 PM   #2
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Re: Simple Push-Up question

You can use a bathroom scale to figure this out. Though you need to elevate your feet to the same height as the scale to get an accurate reading. If I remember correctly when I weighed about 220 my push ups were about 135 pounds in the down position.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:30 PM   #3
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Re: Simple Push-Up question

This has been discussed in the past ad nauseum, without a better answer than the one Garrett posted above. Feel free to search around to read the debates.
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