Using the Situp Test table below: See how the number of situps you can do compares to that of other men in your age-group. Just locate the row in your age-group column corresponding to the number of situps you do and look across to the corresponding percentile ranking. For example, if you are 28 years old and do 44 situps, the row in the 20-29 age-group column corresponds to a percentile ranking of 65. That means you did more situps than 65% of the men in your reference age-group.
NOTE: Your Situp Test score is the number of situps you can do in one minute. The test should be done on a clean, level surface. To begin, lie on your back with your hands clasped behind your neck and your knees bent at about 90 degrees. Have someone hold your feet down and time the event. Raise your torso until your shoulders are right above your hips. Each time you lower your torso, make contact between your shoulder blades and the floor. It is essential to keep your hands lightly on your neck but to NEVER PUT PRESSURE ON YOUR NECK. You may pause to rest but that will reduce your score.
WARNING: You should not attempt the maximal situp test unless all of the following criteria are met:
- You are at low risk as indicated by our exercise risk questionnaire or have been cleared by a physician for strenuous exercise.
- You have done situps on at least 6 different occasions spaced over at least a 2-week period including two or more times when a near-maximal number was attempted.
- You accept that during maximal physical efforts you are at increased risk of life-threatening cardiovascular events.
- You warm up with light calisthenics before your effort.
- You discontinue your effort if you feel any symptoms of adverse reaction, such as dizziness, light-headedness, chest pressure or pain, or musculoskeletal pain.
Age-Groups Percentiles for Situps
Percentile Rank by Age-Group and Number of situps
Age Group - Men
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