When was the last time you really challenged yourself during your workouts? I'm sure many of you work hard at exercise, but if you've been doing the same thing for awhile, maybe you need a challenge to make things a little more interesting.
If you're game, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take the pushup fitness test to find out where you fall within your age group and gender. For example, if you're a 20-year-old man, being able to do 36 pushups (all with good form) is considered excellent. If you're a 39-year-old woman, doing 27 pushups (on your knees) would put you in the excellent category.
You'll find all the details here, but don't skip it if you can't do the pushups suggested, which are full pushups for men and pushups on the knees for women and involve lowering all the way down until your chin touches the mat. Instead, find a modification you can do and complete as many as you can. Make a note of that number and, in a few weeks, we'll take the challenge again and you can see if you've improved. You can also spend that time working your way up to the suggested pushups.
Last, post your results here and tell us how you did. Is there room for improvement or did you max out? Leave a comment and tell us how you did on the pushup fitness test.