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Push Ups vs Sit Ups

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Overall comparison

The daily number of push ups lifts entered on Strength Level is greater than the daily number of sit ups lifts.

Metric Push Ups Sit Ups Difference Percent
Daily count 468 52 ↑416 ↑800%
Total lifts entered 345,301 39,366 ↑305,935 ↑777%

Male comparison

The average push ups entered by men on Strength Level is less heavy than the average sit ups.

The bodyweight of men entering push ups lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering sit ups lifts.

Metric Push Ups Sit Ups Difference Percent
Average lift 400.1 lb 483.5 lb ↓83.4 lb ↓17%
Elite lift 723.3 lb 901 lb ↓177.7 lb ↓20%
Average bodyweight 166.8 lb 163.4 lb ↑3.4 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 125,458 17,819 ↑107,639 ↑604%

Female comparison

The average push ups entered by women on Strength Level is less heavy than the average sit ups.

The bodyweight of women entering push ups lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering sit ups lifts.

Metric Push Ups Sit Ups Difference Percent
Average lift 222.1 lb 349.9 lb ↓127.9 lb ↓37%
Elite lift 387.4 lb 701.4 lb ↓314.1 lb ↓45%
Average bodyweight 135.9 lb 137.9 lb ↓2 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 17,340 3,517 ↑13,823 ↑393%

More comparisons

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Pull Ups Chin Ups Dips Bodyweight Squat Sit Ups Muscle Ups One Arm Push Ups Handstand Push Ups Single Leg Squat Lunge Burpees Crunches

See also

Sit Ups vs Push Ups Push Ups Standards Sit Ups Standards