Push Ups and pull ups standards

Looking4wings

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Hi guys, how many push ups do you need to do to get to basic and what type of form ( narrow arms or wider?) also how many pull ups (i'm assuming over arm)?
 

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They don’t form part of the joining assessments anymore but realistically you need to be able to complete over 44 prefect form press ups in 2 mins. This is the old standard and is a good benchmark to aim for. If you can’t do this you will struggle. Aim for maximum not just to scrape 44.
Your hands are spaced shoulder width apart in a straight line down from the shoulders
• Feet should be hip width apart with hips high enough to ensure a straight line between ankles, hips and shoulder
• Fingers should be facing straight ahead
• Brace the trunk and maintain a normal lumbar curve with
glutes contracted
• Toes are in contact with the floor
• Lower the body under control by breaking at the elbows
• Elbows move backwards and slightly outwards
• The alignment should remain constant with the body lowering ‘as one’ until the chin is just above the floor
• The head and spine remain in a neutral position
• Bracing the whole body, push into the floor with intent and extend through the elbow
• The elbows remain close in to the side of the body
• Body alignment remains straight and constant rising ‘as one’ movement
• The exercise finishes in the start position with subsequent reps following the same controlled technique

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They don’t form part of the joining assessments anymore but realistically you need to be able to complete over 44 prefect form press ups in 2 mins. This is the old standard and is a good benchmark to aim for. If you can’t do this you will struggle. Aim for maximum not just to scrape 44.


Your hands are spaced shoulder width apart in a straight line down from the shoulders
• Feet should be hip width apart with hips high enough to ensure a straight line between ankles, hips and shoulder
• Fingers should be facing straight ahead
• Brace the trunk and maintain a normal lumbar curve with
glutes contracted
• Toes are in contact with the floor
• Lower the body under control by breaking at the elbows
• Elbows move backwards and slightly outwards
• The alignment should remain constant with the body lowering ‘as one’ until the chin is just above the floor
• The head and spine remain in a neutral position
• Bracing the whole body, push into the floor with intent and extend through the elbow
• The elbows remain close in to the side of the body
• Body alignment remains straight and constant rising ‘as one’ movement
• The exercise finishes in the start position with subsequent reps following the same controlled technique

85BAE4C5-984D-403E-A531-7439F3E0B583.jpeg
B9B3AC71-B53D-4F59-A7C2-19713906AB9A.jpeg
Very helpful Thankyou very much
 
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