This Guy Did 4,689 Burpees in 12 Hours to Set a World Record


Burpees
are one of those exercises that pretty much nobody
enjoys. Sure, incorporating them into your
workout
is a surefire way to ignite a total-body burn, but
they’re taxing in a way that makes them more miserable than most

bodyweight moves
.

While many fitness enthusiasts couldn’t imagine doing burpees
for even an hour straight, Michigan State University student and
ROTC cadet Bryan Abell did them for 12 hours so he could set a
Guinness World Record and raise money for a good cause, Reuters
reports
. He completed 4,689 burpees with minimal rest. 

 

Bryan Abell from Michigan
breaks the Guinness World Record for the most burpees in one day
with 4,689 burpees in 12 hours pic.twitter.com/U88o50l0hc

— Reuters Top News (@Reuters)
July 11, 2019

 

Six months ago, Abell co-founded the Stronger Warrior
Foundation
, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting active and
retired U.S. service members financially, mentally, and physically.
The 23-year-old student used his world record attempt as a
fundraiser for the organization, dubbing it “Burpees for a
Purpose: World Record Attempt for the Troops
.”

The record he set was for “most
chest to ground burpees in 12 hours (male)
” which required
him to complete at least 4,500 burpees in the allotted time.
Needless to say, the attempt had to meet certain standards for the
record to count.

“Guinness required me to have two witnesses at all times viewing
to validate all the burpees,” Abell told
13 On Your Side
. “One of those witnesses had to be a certified
exercise or fitness professional.”

He trained consistently for about six weeks, doing 1,500 burpees
a day, and it clearly paid off. Abell went above and beyond the
requirements during the 12-hour endeavor, knocking out the 4,689
burpees.

Abell’s goal for the event, held at Carl’s Family YMCA in
Milford, Michigan, was to raise $4,500 for his cause. As of
Thursday, he raised $2,062. If you’d like to donate, head to the
Burpees
for a Purpose: World Record Attempt for the Troops
Facebook
page.

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This Guy Did 4,689 Burpees in 12 Hours to Set a World Record