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How Many Push Ups Should an Average 18 Year Old Do?

Hey there guy or gal. Are you an 18 years old man or woman trying to figure out just what the average amount of push ups is that you should be able to do at your age?

Well you’ve made it to the right place.

Here I am going to tell just how many push ups a 18 year old woman and a 18 year old man should be able to do.

How many push ups should a 18 year old man be able to do?

average push ups for 18 year old guy

IF you are a 18 year old man the number of push ups you should be able to will vary (don’t worry if you can’t pull off 500 push-ups a day, you will get there if you put in the work). If you are a physically fit 18 year old man then you should be able to do more push ups than say a fat guy your age that is out of shape and never works out.

So for this, we are going to assume that you are just an average man within this age who is not physically fit and does not lift weights or workout very often, but that is also not fat and out of shape.

You are just average, that’s it.

An average 18-year-old guy who works out regularly should be able to do about 40 push-ups.

If the farthest you can go is 30 push-ups, don’t fret. This is just about as many push-ups as the average 18 year old man should be able to without any prior practice or training.

What If I Can Do More Pushups Than Average 18 year olds?

If you can do more push ups that most average 18-year-olds can, then you are in good shape. But something to keep in mind that doing more, at least in my opinion is always better.

Keep working out and improving your strength and see how many push ups you can improve by in just a couple years. If you can do 50 push ups now then how about try and get to 60 or 70 push ups by the time you turn 20 or 21. Or if you are like me you might even be able to do 1000 push-ups a day, all depends on your physical level.

Do note, doing more push ups often hinges on how strong your shoulders, hands, chest and core are. Thankfully, there are other, easier workouts that you can do to hit muscles in these areas.

You start off by working the chest, this is one of the muscles dips work quite effectively.

So, what should I work after chest day? You ask. Well, personally I prefer to work the shoulders after chest day. You can do the same, or work the arms instead – mostly you only need to hit the biceps and triceps here.

From there you now need to build core strength, which you can do with a galore of workouts. But you also need to be aware of the average number that you can do safely.

To figure that out I recommend checking out these guides on the number of crunches you should do, How many sit-ups you should do, as well as the number of pull-ups you should be able to do safely depending on your form and fitness.

How many push ups should an average 18 year old girl do?

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Again for this answer we are assuming that you are just an average girl. You are not fat and out of shape. But you are also not super fit and you do not workout every day of your life. You are just average.

An average 18 year old woman should be able to do about 25 push ups.

But often, as an average 18-year-old girl, you should be able to do 20 push ups without much problem. Some 18 year old girls can even do more push ups, I’ve seen some push themselves to failure and hit well over 30.

I wouldn’t advice doing the same though unless you’ve been working out and you’re quite fit, and even then, you shouldn’t be doing 1 set to failure every day without supervision from a fitness coach or approval from your physician.

I tried it once, didn’t like the soreness that hit in the wake of such intensity. Luckily for me, I often use theragun before and after workout and that did help a whole lot with my muscle recovery. If you have access to one of these gizmos I’d definitely recommend using them. And remember, you won’t necessarily see your desired results overnight by working out 7 days a week.

You will be surprised at how much more you can achieve with several days of rest in between workouts.

Is it bad if I can’t do the average amount of push ups?

No! Most definitely not, IF you are 18 years old and are not able to do the average amount of push ups that the other 18 year olds can it is no big deal because hey! Let’s face it, you are 18 years old and you have years and years of improvement to go if you want to improve your push ups record.

How to Improve the Number of Push ups you can do at age 18

Like I said earlier its a good thing if you are only 18 years old because you have a long time to improve your push ups personal record.

But can you improve the amount of push ups you can do at age 18 before turning 19?

Yes! You can definitely improve the number of push ups you can do at age 18. In fact I would say that it would only take you about a week of practicing your push ups to be able to do about 2-3 more push ups.

Every 3rd day,  try and do as many push ups as you can and by doing this you should be able to improve your max push ups record by about 2-3 push ups each week. You can also add other exercises to your sessions that way you don’t get bored, try adding squats and sit-ups, and before you know it, you might find yourself doing 100 push-ups, 100 sit ups, and 100 squats per day which is far more than most people do.

Another way you can improve the amount of push ups that you can do is by adding weight to your push ups. You can have someone add weight to your back when you are in the push up position. By adding weight to your back it will allow you to push more weight up which will force you to get stronger at doing push ups and will allow you to do more push ups when you do not have weight added.

Comment below if you have anything to say or if you have any questions!

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Ben Mayz

Hi there! I'm Ben, main author and chief editor at Fitlifefanatics.com. I have been obsessed with Strength Training and Fitness for 16 years now.
My passion for living a happy fit lifestyle is what made me realize that fitness is what I wanted for my future.
I went on to earn my Masters in Sports Training & Biomechanics.
My passion for Strength training & fitness and my love of helping others is what made me start Fitlifefanatics.
Here, myself, and a team of specialist aim to provide the most accurate, and actionable information possible in hopes to help foster the fitness community forward.
You can learn more about Fitlifefanatics on our About Page

Ben Mayz

Hi there! I'm Ben, main author and chief editor at Fitlifefanatics.com. I have been obsessed with Strength Training and Fitness for 16 years now. My passion for living a happy fit lifestyle is what made me realize that fitness is what I wanted for my future. I went on to earn my Masters in Sports Training & Biomechanics. My passion for Strength training & fitness and my love of helping others is what made me start Fitlifefanatics. Here, myself, and a team of specialist aim to provide the most accurate, and actionable information possible in hopes to help foster the fitness community forward. You can learn more about Fitlifefanatics on our About Page

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