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How Pushups Can Help You Age Better

0 2 years ago

If your answer is “fewer than 10,” don’t feel too bad. According to a recent national poll, you’re in good company. The poll revealed that 53.8% of Americans could not perform ten consecutive pushups. Over one-third can’t complete even five.

While the results may be alarming to some, the good news is that anyone can improve their pushup skills regardless of their age, location, income, or fitness status.

As a calisthenics trainer, I’ve helped clients of all ages get in the shape of their lives without the need for a gym membership or fancy equipment.

Follow me as I break down the results of our recent pushup survey, explain their importance, and share a few tips for improving your upper body strength with pushups.

The Bright Side

For the most part, age is a non-factor for pushup ability. Survey responses were fairly evenly distributed across all age groups, from 18 to seniors aged 65 and up.

Surprisingly, a higher percentage of respondents between the ages of 25 and 34 said they couldn’t do five pushups than respondents aged 45 to 54. Among those aged 65 and older, only 8.29% claimed to be unable to surpass the five pushup mark.


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