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.
- 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.