The Push-Up Test is a test that measures muscular strength and endurance. To do a standard push up place your hands about shoulder-width apart, keep your elbows slightly apart from the body keep body straight, no bending at the waist and put your feet together. This can be done on the knees if unable to do a standard push up.
- Test parameters: How many push-ups can the athlete do within a 60 second period; this is done only once
Wheel Chair Push-Up Test is a strength test for students in wheelchairs. The wheelchair push-up is completed by the student on a level surface and by placing his/her hands on the armrests or wheels of the wheelchair and pushing upward with his/her arms to raise his/her body slightly off the seat of the wheelchair.
- Test parameters: How many wheelchair push-ups, where the student raises one’s self slightly off the seat of the wheelchair, can the student do in 60 seconds; this is completed once
- Inquire with the student and/or caregiver regarding how the wheelchair specifically works (ex: ensure wheelchair is locked into place and/or use boards in front or behind the wheelchair; turn off if motorized, movement capabilities within the wheelchair (safety belts) and what do they need to ensure safety (ex: ask regarding assisting with holding a part of the chair during the test)