Happy fathers day Dads - how's your fitness?

OptiStart Chiropractic
August 17, 2018

Father’s Day is a great time to start thinking about and improving your general health. 

Physical fitness isn’t just about lifting heavy weights - it’s about how strong you are relative to your body weight. A simple test to check your physical fitness is a push up challenge.

The push up challenge 

Do as many push ups as you can in 3 minutes.


1. Rest whenever you want, but keep the clock running the whole time.

2. For a rep to count, you must maintain perfect form: elbows locked at the top, chest 10cms above the floor at the bottom, hips not sagging, and knees not touching the floor.

3. Pace yourself however you'd like. Take a 15-second break once you slow down after your first burst. Then take longer breaks as you become more tired. Never push yourself to total fatigue.

How did you go? 

 < 55 pushups – below average

55-74 pushups – average

75-99 pushups - good

100 and over pushups – excellent

Having good physical fitness is great but you need to make sure your whole body is functioning at its best! 

This includes having a well-balanced diet, ensuring your mental health is in check and your spine and nervous system is functioning well. At Optistart Chiropractic we can get you spine and nervous system in check to make sure your brain body connection is at it’s optimum!