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Fitness Tip: One Minute Push Ups

The applicant assumes a push-up position with feet together or up to twelve inches apart. Hands are placed approximately shoulder-width apart with fingers facing forward. Another applicant is in a position to extend a fist on the floor directly underneath the testing applicants sternum.

A proper push-up is when the testing recruit lowers the body and touches the fist with the sternum then returns up to the starting position with the elbows in a soft lock. Resting is allowed in the up position only. When any part of the body other than the feet and hands touch the ground the applicant is done. Proper form is monitored closely.

Starting position


Performing Push-ups - step 1
Touching sternum to fist  


Performing pushups - step 2

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