People who can’t do regular pushups with the right form does knee push-ups to increase their body fitness and strength so that they can do normal pushups in future.
You might be curious and want to know how many knee push-ups equal 1 pushup.
In this article, we will find out how many knee pushups equal 1 regular pushup.
So, without further ado, let’s find out the answer.
How many knee push-ups equal 1 pushup – the answer
2-3 knee pushups are equal to 1 regular pushup. While it may feel easy to do knee pushups than normal pushups but knee pushups become challenging if you do more than 40-50 knee pushups in one go.
In the next section, I’ll explain how to calculate how many knee pushups equal 1 pushup.
Related: How many knee push-ups should I do?
How to find out how many knee pushups equal to 1 normal pushups
To find out how many knee pushups are equal to 1 normal pushup you can follow one simple process.
First, you need to find a person who can do normal pushups. And we need to know how many regular pushups that person can do in one go. Then that person needs to do knee pushups until failure and then compare the results to find out how many knee pushups equal to 1 regular pushup.
To get the best possible answer you have to find a person who can do 15-20 regular pushups or more in one go. Otherwise, you won’t get the right numbers.
Because if one person can do 5 regular pushups then in reality that person could easily do 20-30 knee pushups in one go. Knee pushups only get challenging when you do close to 50 knee pushups without taking a rest.
For example, if you can do 20-22 normal pushups in one go then you can do 40-60 knee pushups. So, in this case, 2-3 knee pushups are equal to 1 normal pushup.
How many knee push-ups will be equivalent to 50 regular push-ups?
As you have already read that 2-3 knee pushups equal 1 regular pushup. So to find out how many knee push-ups will be equivalent to 50 regular push-ups we need to simply multiply 50 by 2 and 3.
So the answer is 100-150 knee pushups are equivalent to 50 regular pushups.
When you can’t do normal pushups what pushup variations you should do
People who have low body strength and fitness levels can’t do regular pushups. Or they might only be able to do 1-2 regular pushups.
So if you are a beginner then you should try to do knee pushups and wall pushups each for 2-3 sets. And in each pushup set, you need to do knee pushups or wall pushups until failure.
Doing your pushup training like this will help you build body strength faster. And you will be able to do regular pushups within some weeks.
Many people don’t know about wall pushups and when they can’t do regular pushups they only do knee pushups. But if you are someone who can’t do regular pushups you need to do more pushup variations which are easier to do. To get better at doing pushups as a beginner you need to do wall pushups and knee pushups.
And when you do wall pushups and knee pushups for some days your body strength will improve. So, once you see you can hit 30-40 knee pushups then you need to do incline pushups. Doing three pushup variations – incline pushups, wall pushups and knee pushups will help you to decrease the time it takes to improve your fitness level to that point where you can do 5-10 regular pushups in one go.
You might want to read – pushup routine for beginners where I cover how as a beginner you can do pushups and how to ensure you get good progress in your pushup training.
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In this short post, I wanted to provide you with the answer to the question – how many knee push-ups equal 1 pushup?
The answer is 2-3 knee pushups are equal to 1 regular pushup.
And 100-150 knee pushups are equal to 50 regular pushups.
I hope you have found this post useful. You can read some of my earlier articles about pushups here.
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