Enter your total body weight and select your type of push-up. The calculator will evaluate and display the amount of weight you are “lifting” with each push-up.

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## Push Up Weight Formula

The following equations are used to calculate your “push up weight” or in other words the amount of weight you lift with each push-up.

Modified Push Up (knees on ground) | Full Push Up | |

Up Position | 53.56% bodyweight supported | 69.16% bodyweight supported |

Down Position | 61.80% bodyweight supported | 75.04% bodyweight supported |

## What is push up weight?

Push-up weight is the total weight you are lifting while performing the exercise of a push-up. The reason there are two values in the table is that at different portions of the push-up, your body is at a different angle relative to the ground. This angle affects the total amount being lifted.

## Push Up Weight Example

How to calculate push up weight?

**First, determine your weight.**Measure your weight in pounds.

**Next, determine your position.**Determine if you are in the up or down position.

**Next, determine your type of pushup.**Determine if you are doing a normal or modified pushup.

**Finally, calculate your push up weight.**Using the formula above, calculate your push-up weight.

## FAQ

**What is a push up weight?**

A push-up weight is the amount of weight you are supporting while performing the exercise of a pushup.