Burpees are one of those exercises that pretty much nobody likes. Certainly it is a surefire way to include them in your training to induce a full body burn, but they are taxed in a way that makes them more unhappy than most body weight movements.
Many fitness enthusiasts could not imagine Burpees Michigan State University student and ROTC cadet Bryan Abell even made them spend an hour setting Guinness world records and earning money for a good cause Reuters reports . He completed 4,689 burpees with a minimal break.
Michigan's Bryan Abell breaks the Guinness World Record for most burpees in one day with 4,689 burpees in 12 hours pic.twitter.com/U88o50l0hc
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Six months ago, Abell co-founded the Stronger Warrior Foundation, a nonprofit organization that financially, mentally, and physically supports active and retired US members. The 23-year-old student used his world record attempt as fundraiser for the organization and called it "Burpees for a Purpose" in 12 hours (male), which required at least 4,500 burpees to be completed in the given time. Needless to say, the experiment had to meet certain criteria for the record to be counted.
"Guinness demanded that I always have two witnesses present to validate all burpees," Abell told 13 On Your Side. "One of these witnesses had to be a certified sports or fitness professional."
He trained consistently at 1,500 burpees a day for about six weeks, and that paid off. Abell exceeded the requirements during the twelve-hour project and killed the 4,689 citizens.
Abell's goal for the event, which was 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 want to donate, visit the Burpees for a purpose: World Record Attempt for the Troops Facebook Page.