Few sports enthusiasts and gymnasts can imagine making 1,000 burpees in a row, let alone 4,689. That's what ROTC cadet Bryan Abell achieved on July 7 in Milford, MI, when he set the Guinness world record for the most down-to-earth burpees listed in 12 hours.
The chest-to-floor burpee begins standing, with Abell crouching down before falling to the ground with his legs fully back and arms completely to the side. Then Abell brings his arms back, pushes up and returns to a standing position. Abell had two witnesses present to verify the Guinness burpees, and one of them was a certified fitness professional by Guinness's instructions.
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One target Abell had surpassed was his number of burpees – he counted 4,500 burpees, but when the number came, he hit 189 more. For his event, Burpees for a Purpose, he trained for six weeks and performed about 1,500 burpees each day. Below is a short clip in which Abell achieves his world record:
Bryan Abell of Michigan 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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Abell said he would return to defend his title in case anyone beat his record. Although the fundraiser is over, those interested in making a donation to Abell's cause can still do so through his Facebook event.