How many push-ups can you do?
Push-ups are a great upper body exercise that also focuses on upper core stability, while helping you stabilize your lower core and the surrounding muscles which include the lower and mid traps, shoulders as well as the lats.
Some people do push-ups in multiple sets, although we advise that people do one set to fatigue for a better cardio workout. The other reason is that exercising to fatigue is similar to how most of us do activities. Would you take a 5 mile hike or do three sets of 1.7 miles when you hike? Exercise should take a similar form.
According to JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), those who can breeze through 40 push-ups in a single exercise session are significantly less likely to experience a heart attack or cardiovascular problem.
Check out the article below
How Many Push-Ups Can You Do? It May Be a Good Predictor of Heart Health
Men who could get through 40 or more push-ups had 96 percent less risk of heart problems in the next 10 years than those who quit at 10 or fewer.
By Gretchen Reynolds
Feb. 20, 2019
Could push-ups foretell the future and the state of a person’s heart?
A new study in JAMA Network Open hints that this might be the case. It finds that men who can breeze through 40 push-ups in a single exercise session are substantially less likely to experience a heart attack or other cardiovascular problem in subsequent years than men who can complete 10 or fewer. The results suggest that push-up ability might be a simple, reliable and D.I.Y.-in-your-living-room method of assessing heart health, while at the same time helpfully strengthening the triceps and pectorals.
As almost all of us know, cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death globally. Heart attacks and strokes also lead to considerable disability, lost work time and otherwise circumscribed lives and abilities.
But avoiding or treating cardiovascular disease requires recognizing that it might have begun or is on the horizon. Many medical tests of heart health, however, such as treadmill exercise-stress testing or heart scans, are expensive and complicated and can be difficult to interpret.