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Home strength test analysis

PostPosted: March 29th, 2005, 7:20 pm
by SC
According to my engineering calculations, the push ups will fall short of the strength test in the neuro's exam (for deltoid testing) by about 25% since it is not the shear force alone but also the bending moment applied to the arm. A better remedy is to combine it with pull-ups on the parallel bars where the entire body wt. is lifted as opposed to the push ups alone where the feet form a hinge.

The sit-ups on the other hand form a more stringent test than the one in the neuros. office.