2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Comparison of Perfect Push-Up and Regular Push-Up Exercise Programs on Muscular Endurance, Body Fat, and Muscle Mass in College Males
Andrew K. Piotter*, Gregory D. Daum, and Jorden W. Bax
Dr. Jerry Mayhew, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the Perfect Push-Up exercise device against regular push-ups. College men (n = 37) were assessed for measures of body size, composition, and muscle endurance. Subjects trained every other day for three weeks following the same workout routine for the special push-up device (PPU) or regular push-up group (RPU). A control group (CON) performed only pre-and post-training testing. After training, the increase in the maximum number of push-ups performed was significantly greater for RPU than for CON but not significantly different from PPU. PPU made significant increases in chest circumference, arm CSA, and LBM. RPU had significant increases in arm and chest circumferences, arm CSA, and a significant reduction in triceps skinfold. A regular push-up exercise routine appears to be superior for changes in muscular endurance and body composition measurements compared to a specially designed push-up device.

Keywords: Perfect Push-Up, push-up, exercise

Topic(s):Exercise Science
Athletic Training
Health Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 207-1
Location: MG 2001
Time: 9:30

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