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(Quiz) Drop and Give Me 50 Pushups

(Quiz) Drop and Give Me 50 Pushups

Monday, March 28, 2022


We have all heard “Drop and give me X number of pushups,” either in movies, for punishment on a sports team or from time in the military. Why are pushups a frequent go-to for discipline? Because they are hard, most people don’t like doing them and they are an effective exercise for improving fitness, which is why the military and coaches like handing them out like candy on Halloween.  

To learn more about why pushups are so great, take our quiz. If you fail, you owe us 20 pushups.  


Important: Pushups provide numerous health benefits. However, as with any exercise program, consult your doctor before starting.  


Bonus Content: Standard Pushup Technique 

  • Start with your hands on the floor under your shoulders, arms straight and body in a straight line from head to ankles with the balls of your feet on the floor. 

  • Bend your elbows to lower your body while breathing in and pulling your stomach muscles in. 

  • Count 1,001 and 1,002 while lowering your body. 

  • Exhale on the way up. 

  • Count 1,001 while raising your body. 

  • Repeat. 


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