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Dr. Oz Push-up Test

I love Dr. Oz, one of Oprah's health gurus and co-author of You On a Diet (the healthy life style tome that motivated my hubbie to actually use our elliptical). Dr. Oz has some specific ideas of how to measure fitness and since push-ups are one of my favorite exercises I thought I would see if you all knew what the Doc expects of us in this exercise.


Dr. Oz Push-up Test

How many consecutive modified (on bent knees) push-ups does Dr. Oz think a "fit" woman in her 30s should be able to perform?

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nv27 nv27 9 years
I thought for sure men would be expected to do more than women. . . Looks like I've got some work to do.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
hahaha yikes I can probably do 12 tops for the 'real' pushups.. maybe 20 modified
Pepper Pepper 9 years
I have trouble doing 20.
abby517 abby517 9 years
crap, I got to 30 and pooped out. I'll work on this better now!
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 9 years
Dude...45! least I have something to work towards.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
If it weren't the middle of the night right now I would totally test myself right now! But since it is I'll just tell myself that I can do it, so that I can go to sleep assured, and not deal with the cold hard reality of my push-up abilities until the morning! :-P
Kellylicious Kellylicious 9 years
Geez. 0/2 - I haven't done 45 in a row for a looooong time. I thought my 25 reps was good enough. Boo.
lil-l lil-l 9 years
Well I guess I shouldn't be too down. I can do them and then feel like my arms are about to fall off!!
darkoblivion darkoblivion 9 years
I never do modified pushups.. never have. 45 of them just seems overly easy to me. I don't see why you would unless you're trying to build up to regular ones.
purrtykitty purrtykitty 9 years
i figure if a woman could do 45 modified push-ups, shouln't she switch to doing fewer regular push-ups?
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I love Dr. Oz so this quiz was easy! However actually doing the push-up's are far from easy, it's tough (for me.)
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 9 years
Let me test this out.... (pause for test) wow i just did 45 but it hurt a LOT!
buffyanne buffyanne 9 years
kellyanne, I think for men they are unmodified.
kellyanne kellyanne 9 years
Is this right? Women should be able to do more than men? Seems odd!
Katikins Katikins 9 years
I can do 25, but 45!!!!!!!!! OMG. I have lots of work to do...
tati33 tati33 9 years
I'm with goodbyekitty
goodbyekitty goodbyekitty 9 years
Wow I can only do like 10. I need to work out more!
Hootie Hootie 9 years
(I don't do the modified ones; I might have to for the last 10)
Hootie Hootie 9 years
35 no problem, 45 though! Yipe... I'll try and do it!!
magita magita 9 years
yikes....I guess being in the Army had its perks for me because all those years of push-ups make these numbers seem low....I thought all the choices were to small to begin with.. Push-ups are an awesome workout, everyone should try them. The best thing about them is the more you do, the easier they get and the more toned you look!
tshellyedwards tshellyedwards 9 years
Wow! 45 sure is a lot... I think I can do half of that! :O haha! I'll definitely get working on those consecutive push-ups! ;)
JustSomeChick JustSomeChick 9 years
45?? Man, I have some work to do!
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