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Failed push up test-what weight?

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    Scott Glidden

      On the ID site under Strength Exercises the lunge, push up, and lockout are listed as tests and there is no listed exercise for the latter two tests. I believe that the exercises are a light OH press for the push up and an eccentric lock out test to improve the tests. What weights do you suggest or have in office to teach the OH press? I currently don’t have any weights in office but I think it would be a worthy investment. Thanks!


      James Phipps

        For a failed push up test: Start with side lying external rotations with light weight (2 pounds or a water bottle) and depending on the patient they can work up to 10 pounds, keeping it in the 10-15 rep range. Once that gets strong then add in the OH press at 45˚. Personally the heaviest weight I keep in the office is 5 pounds which is enough to demonstrate how to perform the OH press.

        For a failed lockout test: Calf raises on a step and you can add weight to a backpack if needed until the lock out passes.

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