The isometric push-up: What degree of elbow flexion elicits the greatest peak force
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Strength assessments utilising a single isometric contraction have become favourable with strength and conditioning practitioners, as they can be time efficient and minimize injury risk. To our knowledge, one study has previously investigated the isometric push up in assessing upper body peak force (PF) production (CV% = 3.4, ICC = 0.98). The purpose of the study was to investigate what degree of elbow flexion elicited the greatest PF during the isometric push up.