Jeff Cavaliere EPIC Push-Up Challenge (TRY THIS!)

Here’s a push-up challenge that anyone can try. Men and women, young and old, everyone can take this pushup test and see where you score.

The key to this challenge is following a particular cadence when doing this popular chest, triceps and shoulder exercise. Unlike the Bring Sally Up challenge that has some elements of unpredictability in the tempo of the song, which can honestly confuse some challengers new to the tempo and not get an accurate performance, this one is very predictable but no less tough.

The goal here is to simply perform as many pushups as you can. I’m talking about full pushups with the chest touching the ground at the bottom of every rep and the elbows being fully locked out at the top of every repetition.

If you cannot get yourself back to the top before you are given the command to go down again, then your challenge is over and the last completed rep is going to be your pushup total score.

To perform this push-up test, simply make a little bit of room on the floor and use this video as your timer. Get in position and then hit start at the 1:06 mark.

When you hear the command to go “down”, you lower your chest to the ground and make sure it touches (without removing all the tension from the arms and resting in that position). Ideally, you’d be about a centimeter off the ground in this position. From here, you wait until you hear the command “up”, at which point you explosively push yourself back up to the top with the elbows fully locked and extended.

The count of one is provided and you then proceed into your next rep.

Not everyone is expected to perform the same on this challenge. Gender and age are two important variables that will skew the results of this test. That said, your goal is to simply keep pushing for as long as you can making sure to keep every rep a good one and abide by the rules. There are test charts available at the end of the challenge that will allow you to see where you measure up and how the pushup totals that you did stack up against your peers.

The most important thing you can do with that number is not just compare yourself to others but compare yourself to the future you. In other words, use this as a benchmark for what your current fitness level is and then look to improve on it by repeating the challenge a few times a week. As you increase your strength, you will see that your score on this test will improve (and likely so will your body and muscularity).

Bookmark this video and save it to your favorites so you can be sure you have easy access to it when you want to come back and retest yourself.

What is even more fun is if you challenge a friend to do the pushup challenge as well.

This way, you can both push and motivate each other to do better each time you do it. There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition when it comes to getting in the best shape of your life plus it will make the whole thing much more fund, which is often one of the hardest parts about undertaking any fitness activity.

Make sure to leave the pushup total that you can do in the comments below. If you have any questions about how to increase pushups and the number of pushups that you can do at one time, be sure to put them in as well and I will try and answer some of the ones that I feel will be able to help the most people.

If you’re looking for a complete workout program that will help you to not only do more pushups but increase muscle mass everywhere else and get a ripped athletic body in just 12 weeks, be sure to visit via the link below and check out the program selector to find the program and meal plan best suited to your exact goals.

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  3. Crusoe Bower

    Crusoe BowerPrije 3 mjeseci


  4. Chuck Muuris

    Chuck MuurisPrije 3 mjeseci

    I am 16 an I did 60.

  5. Sohail

    SohailPrije 4 mjeseci

    Can you do some empty can Rehabilitation exercises? Im having shoulder issues For over one year now i cant do military press with low weight or Even a push up altough back then i did 30 at least before the issues began. Ps. Sorry for my bad english im from Germany

  6. A very dark Guy

    A very dark GuyPrije 4 mjeseci

    Bro I seriously want to thank you ....I started back in September 2020 ...ready to give up on life it self...I said fuck that I'm gonna just be a student of someone who knows what there talking about....hit the gym....change my life be the best me before I die....well I started at 335 frustrated with how much weight I gained so I just religiously watched your videos and techniques....well its Feb 2021 and im down to 285 and I'm not satisfied but happy yet in still are absolutely right about everything in regards to diet....once I changed my diet...things have made a big difference....hitting the gym plus cardio walking has helped me week by week and my confidence is slowing coming back but its a start....thank you once again.. ✌ peace and blessings to you chief

  7. FGE_Whit3Pat

    FGE_Whit3PatPrije 23 sati

    Did these type of push ups for HS for gym lol..same voice and everything

  8. Chris Emery0509

    Chris Emery0509Prije 7 dana

    To get a better result from the challenge make sure you warm up first. Try a brisk walk for 10 minutes. Then do just 10 push ups at the cadence Jeff set. Then have a rest of about 3 to 5 minutes but limber up. Finally, breathe in and out briskly for 30 seconds to get your body pumped with air. Do the challenge. I found that from cold or very little preparation I struggled to get to 20. After a good preparation my best is now 47! I'm 52 and always learning new techniques. Main thing is keep the desire to improve going or the improvement will just pass you by.

  9. Alex

    AlexPrije 12 dana

    Damn so far I got to 20, 30 sec break, 10 more... next step 25 in a row

  10. Brady Janssen

    Brady JanssenPrije 29 dana


  11. Ali Mohammad

    Ali MohammadPrije mjesec


  12. Golden Salmon

    Golden SalmonPrije mjesec

    36 and 45

  13. Waleed Ahmed

    Waleed AhmedPrije mjesec

    Jeff plz make more of these challenge videos

  14. Waleed Ahmed

    Waleed AhmedPrije mjesec

    I m 19 and done 36 pushups so im average

  15. Chris Wilcox

    Chris WilcoxPrije mjesec

    Wouldn’t weight factor into all of this? Even if it’s a lot of muscle and not fat?

  16. Tammy Tang

    Tammy TangPrije mjesec

    Lots of background pictures make me sick! 🤮

  17. Matex FF

    Matex FFPrije mjesec

    can we lay on the floor while we are in "down" position.. (touch the floor?)

  18. Martin B.H

    Martin B.HPrije mjesec

    1:01 Please like this comment to support fellow bros

  19. DuckOnQuack

    DuckOnQuackPrije mjesec

    4/30/21 - 7

  20. yashar soury

    yashar souryPrije mjesec

    WTF? You mean average 65 years old women can do 5 push ups?

  21. Taxtro

    TaxtroPrije mjesec

    That table is complete bullshit. Nowhere in the world is 25 below average or 30 just average. I'd sooner believe that most people can see through walls than that.

  22. Hein Dattel

    Hein DattelPrije mjesec

    One Question : Flat chest to the ground means, chest down on the ground or not? Thanks🌟

  23. The Crimson Capsule

    The Crimson CapsulePrije mjesec

    Woohoo, I'm 45 and I'm excellent even though I'd just finished an ab workout by Jeff before. Thanks for helping me stay ripped!

  24. ts488275

    ts488275Prije mjesec

    I'm 37, been doing the insanity workout for 3 months where pushups are a daily exercise, have a visible six pack for the first time ever, and I barely got 30. How the hell does anyone reach 50?

  25. Matt Armstrong

    Matt ArmstrongPrije mjesec

    Giving it a go I’m up to 13, but hey a few months ago I couldn’t do any

  26. Max Montair

    Max MontairPrije mjesec

    40 diamonds on 4 20 21!

  27. Chris White

    Chris WhitePrije mjesec

    Jeff wasn’t following the cadence the whole time. He was ahead of the cadence a lot

  28. lachmichweg

    lachmichwegPrije mjesec

    epic? for a muscle only guy kind of

  29. JoE ForD

    JoE ForDPrije mjesec

    Was I under hypnosis

  30. I don’t like Eggs

    I don’t like EggsPrije 2 mjeseci

    It pleases me to see that I’m an above average 17-19 year old at the age of 15

  31. Enrique Guillen

    Enrique GuillenPrije 2 mjeseci

    I want to make the 19 year old that does 60 ps

  32. Enrique Guillen

    Enrique GuillenPrije 2 mjeseci


  33. Enrique Guillen

    Enrique GuillenPrije 2 mjeseci

    With each rep his face gets redder

  34. Abel Hanns

    Abel HannsPrije 2 mjeseci

    30 day challenge Day 1: 18 Day 2: 20 Day 3: 25 Day 4: 27 Day 5: 23 Day 6: 27 Day 7: 26 Day 8: 27 Day 9: 31 Day 10: 31 Day 11: 29 Changed form Day 12: 24 Day 13: 23 Day 14: 23

  35. Abel Hanns

    Abel HannsPrije mjesec

    @Helga thx for reminding me wont stop till I beat jeff 😁

  36. Helga

    HelgaPrije mjesec

    Keep going

  37. Jakob Ahler

    Jakob AhlerPrije 2 mjeseci

    Confirmed... I'm nothing more than average. Thought as much!

  38. InjusticeGods_YT

    InjusticeGods_YTPrije 2 mjeseci

    Wow never know this would be hard

  39. enricogolfen

    enricogolfenPrije 2 mjeseci

    i can do 60 regular pushups when doing them fast but i cant get more than 23 on this one jesus christ thats hard

  40. balalunga1

    balalunga1Prije 2 mjeseci

    39 old male and i came up to 18... Guess still better than below average 😕

  41. SpongeX129

    SpongeX129Prije 2 mjeseci

    That trap beat in the background made me giggle so much that I couldn't even focus through the exercise

  42. Seekar

    SeekarPrije 2 mjeseci

    Yay i can do 13 so poor range for men.... taken me about 2 weeks to get from 3 at a struggle to now 14 at a struggle.

  43. jimmy James

    jimmy JamesPrije 2 mjeseci

    What's all this photos means

  44. NoMetaHere

    NoMetaHerePrije 2 mjeseci

    1month in doing these push up and I've decided to mix this video with the 22 Day Push Up Challenge.

  45. Shoaib Khan

    Shoaib KhanPrije 2 mjeseci

    I got a mighty 7... the journey begins

  46. Noah Singer

    Noah SingerPrije 2 mjeseci

    they made us do this in middle school. same exact track.

  47. Andreas Byczkowski

    Andreas ByczkowskiPrije 2 mjeseci

    Lol) You both are now officially on my world’s most hated list of all time for that push-up chart that makes the decades-under-trained feel extremely bad about themselves!!! 😬😓😡 Spare me the f’n pull-ups chart, please!!! PS) Thanx for useful advice&approaches!

  48. Bawa Tsering

    Bawa TseringPrije 2 mjeseci

    Super bien

  49. Camilo Galvez

    Camilo GalvezPrije 2 mjeseci

    The pictures 🥰 so cute!

  50. Robert Davis

    Robert DavisPrije 2 mjeseci

    After not working out for 6 weeks, I’m at a measly 21 (25/m). Time to get to at least average again!

  51. dmikowski

    dmikowskiPrije 3 mjeseci

    At the bottom of the pushup, is he resting his weight on the floor or does he keep engaged just lightly touching the floor?

  52. nakattak

    nakattakPrije 3 mjeseci

    46 yo and reached 62 reps?! I am in good shape but I guess I cheated unintentionally 😂 Are we allowed to rest the whole body on the floor after “down” and before “up”?

  53. Javier

    JavierPrije 2 mjeseci


  54. Dharma Putra

    Dharma PutraPrije 3 mjeseci

    I got 36, 23 yo

  55. Reaon

    ReaonPrije 3 mjeseci

    I love how after above average is just “good” lmfao

  56. Pranav Juloori

    Pranav JulooriPrije 3 mjeseci


  57. Yuvan Marimuthu

    Yuvan MarimuthuPrije 3 mjeseci


  58. Yuvan Marimuthu

    Yuvan MarimuthuPrije 3 mjeseci


  59. Lol Bro

    Lol BroPrije 3 mjeseci

    My son really pulled out the fitness gram test 😂😭😭

  60. Eli

    EliPrije 3 mjeseci

    16 😭 😭 😭 😭

  61. MechanixandMurica

    MechanixandMuricaPrije 3 mjeseci

    60 - cold; rebuilt left shoulder, and with a belly full salmon, beans, potatoes and yogurt. Got to 15. And no, I did not blow!!!!

  62. The Adventures Of Flop

    The Adventures Of FlopPrije 3 mjeseci

    222 people clearly weren't as fit as they thought

  63. NoMetaHere

    NoMetaHerePrije 3 mjeseci

    I saw this video when it came out a month ago. At first I could only do up to 22, now I can do 26. Going at this speed is painful, but it's great to see the results. Here's to becoming above average.

  64. Ted M

    Ted MPrije 3 mjeseci

    Jesse is cute

  65. John Ferris

    John FerrisPrije 3 mjeseci

    Did Ralph Macchio get a haircut?

  66. Reinhard Schneider

    Reinhard SchneiderPrije 3 mjeseci

    i had 60. 🤔 iam nowhere near as shredded as he is, iam strong tho. Jeff not that strong?

  67. Džej Džek

    Džej DžekPrije 3 mjeseci

    4:20 It’s all fine, but what about weight?! I don’t think there’s a chance it’s the same if you weigh 250 or 150 pounds.

  68. Nicole Song

    Nicole SongPrije 8 dana

    ............ i guess the score is just how many push ups you can hold. weight is a factor of that

  69. Carlos Bandera

    Carlos BanderaPrije 3 mjeseci

    This is killing your gains

  70. Joel Remland

    Joel RemlandPrije 3 mjeseci

    I’m 72 and did 25. Not sure if they were perfect form though! Weak at end.

  71. Luis Garriga

    Luis GarrigaPrije 3 mjeseci

    Question!!! One side of my Latissimus dorsi is bigger than the other!!! :( I don't go to the gym but work out at home ( No weights! ) what can I do to fix this!?? ( help!! )

  72. Jan F. Wagner

    Jan F. WagnerPrije 3 mjeseci

    This 51-year-old is up to 26 (with strain) and hopes to reach a goal of 30. Fun and tough challenge.

  73. Rishi

    RishiPrije 3 mjeseci

    I heard the word "up" exactly when I pressed the subscribe option. I was like "what!?" Then I unsubscribed to see if it's a subscription sound and then I heard "down" exactly when I unsubscribed. Probability: 1/100000000000

  74. HB Sneed

    HB SneedPrije 3 mjeseci

    Feels a lot lot basic training...

  75. Fizzerman

    FizzermanPrije 3 mjeseci

    There is a big difference if you make this challenge before or after workout.

  76. Blinx.

    Blinx.Prije 3 mjeseci

    Is 33 above average for a 14 year old?

  77. langwell21

    langwell21Prije 3 mjeseci

    50 at 43 stay hard

  78. Red

    RedPrije 3 mjeseci

    *When 56 is skipped*

  79. MonstaMen

    MonstaMenPrije 3 mjeseci

    It's a shame, that this kind of videos don't get that many views. Great idea with these pictures btw.

  80. Sylvain Bauge

    Sylvain BaugePrije 3 mjeseci

    Did 40 this morning - Age 43

  81. Darth Ciccio

    Darth CiccioPrije 3 mjeseci

    I’m 15 😑

  82. Scott Levy

    Scott LevyPrije 3 mjeseci

    I can’t do push-ups, pull-ups or curls because I have acute tendinitis in my left wrist. It’s been almost a year of trying to get rid of it, but nothing works. It only gets worse. Any advice?

  83. Tristan Farhood

    Tristan FarhoodPrije 3 mjeseci

    My max is 80 in 1 minute

  84. Saxen Art

    Saxen ArtPrije 3 mjeseci

    I can’t even do push ups so how am i able to lose weight? Lol

  85. rob farrand

    rob farrandPrije 3 mjeseci

    Great video Jeff. Your stuff is obviously working. Age 60 this Saturday. Completed 55 probably could have squeezed a couple more arms pumped chest buzzing. Robbie UK. THANKS AGAIN.

  86. Dasein

    DaseinPrije 3 mjeseci

    Scored 21 at 39 years old on 3/3/21.

  87. blanche herron

    blanche herronPrije 3 mjeseci

    (Larry San Diego) I am 74 years of age and a former 101st Vietnam Combat Veteran and i took this challenge after another push up program the day before and only did 22 pushups. But today i did 33 and no more. Thanks for the challenge!

  88. Jackson Acosta

    Jackson AcostaPrije 3 mjeseci

    I got 45, my last 6 were awful, but I went down all the way and fully extended at the top

  89. Jack-O10

    Jack-O10Prije 3 mjeseci

    After two weeks I’m finally in excellent territory!

  90. Andrew Hale

    Andrew HalePrije 3 mjeseci

    Is there a leg equivalent to this?

  91. Jack benny

    Jack bennyPrije 3 mjeseci

    Bring Sally up and bring Sally down

  92. ferferfoom

    ferferfoomPrije 3 mjeseci

    fifteen years old with 26 push ups :)

  93. Heartbreaker Dan

    Heartbreaker DanPrije 3 mjeseci

    "Down" Middle school flashbacks

  94. buz cheva

    buz chevaPrije 3 mjeseci

    where is the non-binary list? asking for a friend

  95. Chuck Muuris

    Chuck MuurisPrije 3 mjeseci

    I am 16 an I did 60.

  96. Damian Monzillo

    Damian MonzilloPrije 3 mjeseci

    Does anyone do a warm up set?

  97. D1YAD

    D1YADPrije 3 mjeseci

    Bring Sally up Challenge is suddenly popular bruh. Love

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    Firman MaulanaPrije 2 mjeseci

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  99. Sachin Sharma

    Sachin SharmaPrije 3 mjeseci

    What can i do is only go down😂

  100. n r

    n rPrije 3 mjeseci

    Jeff used to get over 3 million views per video? Hes still the go to man but wtf happened in the last 5 years ?

  101. Guyver The Bio Boosted Armor

    Guyver The Bio Boosted ArmorPrije 3 mjeseci

    @Back To The Basics destroyed it🇷🇸

  102. Anthony Richard

    Anthony RichardPrije 3 mjeseci

    My girlfriend wants to know if the women's chart is for men or women push up

  103. Next

    NextPrije 3 mjeseci

    Guys from BackToTheBasics did the challenge!

  104. giorgi salbishvili

    giorgi salbishviliPrije 3 mjeseci

    with this form

  105. giorgi salbishvili

    giorgi salbishviliPrije 3 mjeseci

    i did 2nd attempt 30 push ups

  106. giorgi salbishvili

    giorgi salbishviliPrije 3 mjeseci

    i'm 10 years old and i did this form 25

  107. giorgi salbishvili

    giorgi salbishviliPrije 3 mjeseci


  108. Power Levels

    Power LevelsPrije 3 mjeseci

    @Back To The Basics did the test!!

  109. Ujjwal Vasudevan

    Ujjwal VasudevanPrije 3 mjeseci

    Am I supposed to touch my chest on the ground and relax when it says "down" ? Or do I keep it few centimetres above

  110. S Santiago

    S SantiagoPrije 3 mjeseci

    Omg I didn’t do flat chest to the ground I was an inch off the floor 😭

  111. J Correa

    J CorreaPrije 3 mjeseci

    My neck hurts after doing push-ups is that normal XD