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Journal of Physical Activity Research. 2020, 5(1), 29-32
DOI: 10.12691/jpar-5-1-6
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Normative Values of College-Aged Men and Women for the YMCA Bench Press Test for Muscular Endurance

M.R. Kushnick1, 2, , D. Cunningham1, 3, S. Bullard1 and M.L. McGlynn1, 4

1School of Applied Health and Exercise Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA

2School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL, USA

3Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA

4School of Health and Kinesiology, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE, USA

Pub. Date: July 15, 2020

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M.R. Kushnick, D. Cunningham, S. Bullard and M.L. McGlynn. Normative Values of College-Aged Men and Women for the YMCA Bench Press Test for Muscular Endurance. Journal of Physical Activity Research. 2020; 5(1):29-32. doi: 10.12691/jpar-5-1-6


The current investigation reports on percentile normative values of college-aged men and women (18-25 years) for the YMCA bench press endurance test (YMCA-BPT). Previously reported normative values did not include the sample size or population specific information. Participants in this investigation were healthy, men and women who completed a standardized warm-up and then underwent the procedures for the YMCA-BPT. Demographic data are reported along with YMCA-BPT scores including averages of 34.18±12.51 for men, 25.26±10.20 for women and 29.69±12.26 for the combined group (repetitions±standard, respectively). Percentile scores by gender are also reported.

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