9 Essential Strength Benchmarks To Reap Strength And Ultimate Size

4. Perform 50 Push-Ups

The good, old-fashioned push-up is a fantastic indicator of your upper-body strength endurance, specifically in your chest, front shoulders, triceps and core. A good goal for most guys to shoot for is 50 full-range repetitions. To work yourself up to this, increase your training volume so your chest can adapt. Do push-ups frequently, and test your repetition max weekly.

How to:

  • Assume a standard push-up position, with your hands outside your chest.
  • Lower yourself down to the floor, keeping the elbows tucked in about 45 degrees.
  • Drive back through the floor.

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