P2_11 Drop and give me ten

Oliver Youle, Katie Raymer, Benjamin Jordan, Thomas Morris


The press-up is commonly used for strength building purposes. This paper however calculates the amount of energy expended when performing a press-up to determine whether it is an effective exercise for burning calories. By considering the person’s centre of mass and the energetics of the system we calculate 342 Joules are required to perform a press-up.

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