Pushup challenges seem to be everywhere in 2020, and perhaps it’s no surprise as people with limited options at home look to stay fit while in self-isolation from coronavirus. Everyone from ex-NFL linebacker Demarcus Ware to our very own fitness director have shared variations on the classic exercise that you can do anywhere.
In the past few weeks alone, we’ve seen a YouTuber document the impact that doing 100 pushups a day had on his body.
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We’ve seen another guy attempt to do 1,000 pushups in an hour, and yet another dude claim he did 10,000 pushups over the course of a day. (You be the judge.)
Still, those achievements—impressive as they are—may pale in comparison to the latest contender, a young Australian man named Jarrad Young. In a recently uploaded YouTube video, Guinness World Records revealed Young to be the world record holder for most pushups in one hour—a staggering 2,806 reps—and yes, there’s footage of Young’s achievement.
The video doesn’t give too much in the way of context, other than noting that Young completed the feat in August of 2018 at Matrix Boxing Gym in Queensland, breaking the previous record of 2,682 pushups set in 2017 by “Welsh gym enthusiast” Carlton Williams, according to Guinness.
Regardless of how many you’re able to do, the important thing is to practice good form. Let Men’s Health fitness director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S. and associate fitness editor Brett Williams guide you step-by-step toward perfection in this form check video.
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