Here's how to do a proper push-up for the new IPPT, as demonstrated by Cyberpioneer

A fitness specialist demonstrates how to do a proper push-up in this video screengrab. -- PHOTO: CYBERPIONEER/FACEBOOK
A fitness specialist demonstrates how to do a proper push-up in this video screengrab. -- PHOTO: CYBERPIONEER/FACEBOOK

Just what constitutes a proper push-up in the revised Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT), which kicks in from April 1 next year?

Cyberpioneer, the online version of the Singapore Armed Forces' monthly magazine Pioneer, has released a video demonstrating the proper technique in performing a push-up.

In the video, a fitness specialist shares a few pointers, such as placing your hands shoulder-width apart and straightening your back.

The push-up station is one of just three in the new IPPT, with the other two stations being the 2.4km run and sit-ups. Servicemen will be graded based on the total number of points accumulated in all three stations. 

The existing IPPT has five stations – chin-ups, standing broad jump, 4x10m shuttle run, sit-ups and the 2.4km run.