Weight in a Pushup
Gotta admit, I’m thoroughly enjoying myself on this last day of vacation from the BIC.
Want a glimpse of how/where I’ve been spending my morning after coming home from the gym? I’m getting a little work done both on the blog and on my work laptop – much to Clarabelle’s chagrin:
Is she trying to close my work laptop?
Also, any time I’m working at the kitchen table, Niko must be on my lap. Since my legs are jello from this morning’s lower body workout, I’m just too lazy to situate myself to give her a comfortable platform to lay on. So instead, I just put her in my zip up hoodie.
She came out for a photo op, but then went right back in.
She’s in snuggly body heat heaven
I broke for a small lunch around 1:00. All I did was open the fridge and scoop out my meal!
This is leftover baked macaroni and cheese (with butternut squash) topped with avocado from last night’s dinner. Delicious!
I also had a side of sauerkraut. I’ve been craving it ever since we ate it on Christmas. It’s one of those veggies that I always forget about, but whenever I eat it, I remember how tasty it is!
casserole and kraut.
Weight in a Pushup
As I was reading Shane’s Men’s Health magazine last night, I came across a really interesting factoid I thought I’d share!
I’m sure all of us have heard of “girl” pushups and “boy” pushups – or “modified” and “standard” pushups. But really how much more weight are you lifting when doing a standard pushup as opposed to modified?
This little section of the magazine had an easy to read chart of just how much percentage of your boy weight you’re lifting (approximately) when doing different variations of pushups.
Apparently, when doing a “boy pushup” you’re only lifting around 15% more of your body weight than when doing a “girl pushup.” I would have estimated this difference to be a little greater!
Here’s the stats:
Modified (knees on ground) – about 49% of body weight
Standard (on toes) – about 64%
Elevated (hands on bench 2 feet) – 41% body weight
Decline (feet on bench 2 feet) – 74% body weight
I’m off to go prep for dinner. I’ve got a couple clients to train later, and dinner’s going to be waiting for us in the crock pot when I get home.
Have a good afternoon!
Did the pushup stats surprise you? What kind of pushups do you do most frequently?