This exercise is a one minute, maximum repetition test. The
applicant will complete as many push-ups as can be performed
correctly in one minute. It is a
military style push-up (no knees) and will begin from the up
The application will assume an up position with
their feet together, the back straight and arms positioned
slightly wider than shoulder width and locked at the elbows.
Push-ups will not be counted if done from the close-grip
position (triceps) or from a very wide-grip position. Both feet
must be on the ground during the exercise and knees locked at
You will be provided a partner to count your
push-ups. Your partner will be instructed to make a fist (thumb
on top) with his/her hand. While lying down, your partner will
place their fist between both of your hands. Bending at the
elbows, you will lower your chest down parallel to the
ground, touch the counter's fist and then return to the up
position, locking your elbows at the top. Each down/up rotation
will constitute one push-up. A repetition will not be counted if
protocol is violated.
An applicant may rest, but only in the
up position. If, at any time during the resting period, your
knees or stomach touch the ground, you are finished with that
portion of the test and you may not start again.