As taken from http://www.army.mod.uk/aosb/physical_standards.htm "Males must complete 44 press-ups and females must complete 21 press-ups in two minutes. Arms should be fully extended with your hands shoulder width apart, legs should be straight and off the ground. Bend your arms and lower your chest to just above the floor then fully extend your arms again." Just a quick question on this gents. Assume you are at the top of the press-up with arms fully extended. When lowering your body, at what angle should your upper arms and elbows be relative to the rest of your body? The diagram doesn't show it. Are you expected to keep your elbows touching your ribacge throughout, letting your triceps take your full weight? Or as long as you follow the instructions taken from the AOSB site above, it doesn't matter. Sorry if you think this is a stupid question, but I'd rather ask a dumb question and be in the know!