Originally Posted by Moistfly
Cool ... so, out of curiosity what are the benchmarks for each age group?
Well, you would have to understand the standardized YMCA tests:
1. Bench Press - (males) using an 80 pound bar and weights, and a metronome at 60 BPM, how many bench presses can you do before either falling behind on the beat (30 up and downs per minute) or ending in failure.
56-65 - 41 BP's for "Excellent (my score - 100%)
26-35 - The same 41 BP's will give you 90%, also rated as excellent
2. Pushups (males)
Going to exhaustion, how many PU's can you do, hitting someone's fist on the floor with your chest, resting only while fully extended. (my score was 30 pu's - and that was immediately after doing the bench press test)
60-69 - 18 pu's - Excellent
30-39 - 30 pu's - Excellent