Ongoing: Push-Up Study

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Flyer for Push Up StudyDr. Nicole Mullins is requesting lots of female volunteers between the ages of 18 and 69 years for a study assessing how many consecutive, standard push-ups women can do.  There is no minimum or maximum number that you have to do, or that you should be able to do to participate.

Dr. Mullins is collecting data as a part of a larger study aimed at generating norms for adult females performing standard push-ups because the only currently available norms involve the modified knee push-up.

If you agree to participate, you will be asked to:

  • read & sign the informed consent document,
  • complete two very brief health questionnaires, then
  • perform a quick warm-up, a push-up test, and a handgrip test.
The test is estimated to take between 20 to 30 minutes.
The potential benefits of participation are:
  • Challenging yourself to see how many push-ups you can do
  • It’s FUN to challenge ourselves!    We will cheer you on!
  • Motivating you to take up, or to continue muscular fitness training.
  • Having your push-up form assessed by trained personnel
  • Contributing to important research on women’s muscular endurance, which is currently lacking
  • Being entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card!
Sign up for a time slot on the following Doodle Scheduling Poll: https://doodle.com/poll/gk3yrgficmmrixwv
Please come dressed and ready for physical activity.
All testing is in the Beeghly Center Fitness Center, room 212.