54 Year Old Man Breaks World Record For Pull-ups

March 25, 2015

54 Year Old Man Breaks World Record For Pull-ups

Photo Credit: men'sfitness.com

There aren't many things I love more than a great story about overcoming a challenge. This guy, Mark Jordan, did 4,321 pull-ups in a 24 hour period. My arms are tired just talking about this. If this doesn't inspire you, then you might want to check your pulse, because you might be dead. 


Incredible feat?  Without a doubt. Something you should try? Well, I don't necessarily think we should all go out and try something this extreme, as I can speak from experience when I say that breaking a world record in the fitness realm is REALLY hard on your body. Way back in 2001, I challenged both world records for indoor cycling and after 50 hours non-stop and 1,236 miles of cycling, I lost 23 pounds, was SEVERELY dehydrated (they pumped 4 liters of fluid into me at the hospital) and the extreme trauma to my feet, ankles and knees had such a lasting effect, I still have the battle scars to this day.

With that being said, this 54 year old man shows us all that if you set your mind to it, plan appropriately, train with purpose and believe in yourself, you can achieve amazing things.

I wonder how many push-ups he can do?

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