Hi, I currently weigh 84kg and out of interest I performed a push up on a set of bathroom scales with my hands on the floor and my feet on the ground at full stretch.
The weight I was exerting down on the scales was 60kg in a normal pushup. It was about 64kg if I raised my feet slightly on an object.
It dose'nt feel like I'm lifting 60kg when I do pushups. Is there a loss somewhere in the system.
Have I gained a mechanical advantage somewhere with my feet being a pivot point/leverage etc ?
I figure the higher my feet go the truer the amount of weight I am pushing. Maybe an engineer can help.
Thread: How much weight in a pushup ?