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How To Score Your Test

Tuesday, January 26, 1999; Page Z18

Push-Up Test | Sit-Up Test | Sit-And-Reach Test | 12-Minute Aerobic Test | Back To The Fitness Test

Push-Ups
Number of push-ups by age group

Men: Full Body Push-ups
Age: 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Superior 62 52 40 39 28
Excellent 47 39 30 35 23
Good 37 30 24 19 18
Fair 29 24 18 13 10
Poor 22 17 11 9 6
Very Poor 13 9 5 3 2

Women: Modified Push-ups
Age: 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Superior 45 39 33 28 20
Excellent 36 31 24 21 15
Good 30 24 18 17 12
Fair 23 19 13 12 5
Poor 7 11 6 6 2
Very Poor 9 4 1 0 0

Women: Full Push-ups
Age: 20-29 30-39 40-49
Superior 42 39 20
Excellent 28 23 15
Good 21 15 13
Fair 15 11 9
Poor 10 8 6
Very Poor 3 1 0


1-Minute Sit-Ups
Number of sit-ups by age group

Men
Age: <20 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Superior 62 55 51 47 43 39
Excellent 51 47 43 39 35 30
Good 47 42 39 34 28 22
Fair 41 38 35 29 24 19
Poor 36 33 30 24 19 15
Very Poor 27 27 23 17 12 7

Women
Age: <20 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Superior 55 51 42 38 30 28
Excellent 46 44 35 29 24 17
Good 36 38 29 24 20 11
Fair 32 32 25 20 14 6
Poor 28 24 20 14 10 3
Very Poor 25 18 11 7 5 0


Sit And Reach Flexibility
Distance of reaches in inches, by age group

Men
Age: <20 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Superior 23.4 23 22 21.3 20.5 20
Excellent 21.7 20.5 19.5 18.5 17.5 17.3
Good 19 18.5 17.5 16.3 15.5 14.5
Fair 16.5 16.5 15.5 14.3 13.3 12.5
Poor 13.2 14.4 13 12 10.5 10
Very Poor 9.4 10.5 9.3 8.3 7 5.8

Women
Age: <20 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Superior 24.3 24.5 24 22.8 23 23
Excellent 22.5 22.5 21.5 20.5 20.3 19
Good 21.5 20.5 20 19 18.5 17
Fair 20.5 19.3 18.3 17.3 16.8 15.5
Poor 18.5 17 16.5 15 14.8 13
Very Poor 14.5 14.1 12 10.5 12.3 9.2


12-Minute Aerobic Test
Number of miles by age group

Men
Age: 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Superior 1.81 1.77 1.71 1.62 1.57
Excellent 1.65 1.61 1.54 1.45 1.37
Good 1.54 1.49 1.42 1.33 1.24
Fair 1.45 1.39 1.33 1.25 1.15
Poor 1.34 1.29 1.23 1.15 1.05
Very Poor 1.06 1.13 .98 .92 .82

Women
Age: 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Superior 1.61 1.53 1.45 1.33 1.35
Excellent 1.45 1.38 1.32 1.21 1.18
Good 1.33 1.27 1.21 1.13 1.07
Fair 1.25 1.21 1.13 1.06 .99
Poor 1.16 1.11 1.05 .98 .94
Very Poor .94 .93 .89 .83 .81

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