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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 503 73 ↑430 ↑589%
Total lifts entered 553,879 63,032 ↑490,847 ↑779%

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 386.9 lb 477 lb ↓90.1 lb ↓19%
Elite lift 721.7 lb 927.8 lb ↓206.1 lb ↓22%
Average bodyweight 167.1 lb 163.8 lb ↑3.3 lb ↑2%
Lifts analysed 146,653 23,159 ↑123,494 ↑533%

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 217.3 lb 339.6 lb ↓122.4 lb ↓36%
Elite lift 380.6 lb 706.6 lb ↓326 lb ↓46%
Average bodyweight 136.6 lb 138.3 lb ↓1.7 lb ↓1%
Lifts analysed 21,092 4,510 ↑16,582 ↑368%

More comparisons

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See also

Sit Ups vs Push Ups Push Ups Standards Sit Ups Standards