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Chinese boy does 10,000 push-ups in three hours and twenty minutes

From Reuters – Thu Jul 27,11:04 PM ET. Yikes! The tyke must be on the same diet as Wang Junxia; turtle blood and caterpillar fungus, as prescribed by the coach Ma Junren.

“Lu Di, 6, flexes his muscles as other students watch at a kungfu school in Songshan, central China’s Henan Province July 26, 2006. According to the school’s president Shi Yongdi, Lu did 10,000 push-ups in three hours and twenty minutes on July 22, 2006. Shi said the school was waiving his tuition for ten years due to his outstanding performance, China Daily reported.”

Chinese boy does 10,000 push-ups in three hours and twenty minutes

The International World Record Breakers’ Club, lists the following (and many more types!) as World Records for Push-Ups:

  • non-stop: 10,507; Minoru Yoshida (JAP), Oct 1980
  • in one year: 1,500,230; Paddy Doyle (GBR), Oct 1988 – Oct 1989
  • in 24 hours: 46,001; Charles Servizio (USA), 24/25 April 1993 at Hesperia

B&K Sports Magazine had a competition in their booth at 2000 Scandinavian Fitness Expo; push-ups with a fitness female on the back. Those who managed to do 17 reps with Pernilla Stjernfeldt (‘Troja’ in the Swedish version of the game-show American Gladiators, called ‘Gladiatorerna’) on their back, got free entrance to the first (and so far only) Professional Fitness competition in Sweden, Swedish Pro Fitness. Five competitors managed more than 17 reps. Here’s when the main speaker at the expo, Karl Dyall [Fitness Magazine has a profile in Swedish], made the competition interesting by stripping off his tail suit and entering the competition:

The main speaker at the expo, Carl Dyall, stripped off his tail suit and entered the competition.

Exhaustion!

The Gladiators 'Raptor' and 'Troja' from Gladiatorerna, the Swedish version of the game-show American Gladiators.

Results 2000 Swedish Pro Fitness
October 29, 2000, Stockholm International Fairs, Scandinavian Fitness Expo

  1. Susie Curry, USA
  2. Timea Majorova, Slovakia
  3. Jenny Worth, Canada
  4. Stacy Simons, USA
  5. Eva Lundquist, Sweden
  6. Angelica Östlund, Sweden
  7. Karin Munge, Sweden

Einar Guðmann, Fitness Fréttir

For those of you who are into functional fitness, bodyweight exercises and/or don’t go a to a gym, regular push-ups can only get you so far. When you do a push-up, you lift 65% of your body weight. But add some resistance and you can do some serious strength training! The best item I’ve come across is Power Push Up – 2 from Lifeline USA. Here’s what Matt Furey (he with the politically incorrect fitness instructions) has to say about the product:

“When doing pushups and presses with the Power Pushup 2, all the stabilizing muscles of the shoulder shake like leaves blowing in the wind. What you are doing, in addition to strengthening the stabilizers, is adding strength and endurance … not to mention FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH, to all athletic movements.”

Matt Furey made the Hindu push-up (and the Hindu squat) popular in the United States. Here demonstrated as Tiger Stretch Push-up by John Peterson of Bronse Bow Publishing. Looking good there, John…

As called Tiger Stretch Push-up by John Peterson of Bronse Bow Publishing...

July 28, 2006 - Posted by | Fitness, World Record

19 Comments »

  1. The “Tiger Stretch Push-up” as demonstrated above looks just like the “Dive-Bomber Push-up” done in Military Boot Camps for years. I’m a personal trainer and group ex. instructor who just researched all the Boot Camp exercises at all branches of the Military to create a Boot Camp Fitness Training class at my gym. Yeah, the Dive-Bombers are tough!

    Comment by Teri | August 9, 2006 | Reply

  2. As a trainer/instructor of over 10 years I immediately noticed something with this movement. This pushup is two yoga moves.. the first.. downward facing dog… The second is Cobra. Please note for safety; the example photo is improper form. The heels are too far apart… leaving potential injury to the lower back and spinal alignment. The heels should be shoulder length apart.

    Comment by Preston | January 18, 2007 | Reply

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  7. “The heels are too far apart… leaving potential injury to the lower back and spinal alignment. The heels should be shoulder length apart.”

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    Comment by Mike | August 22, 2008 | Reply

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  12. […] out 20, and here’s a training plan that advertises six weeks to 100 in a row. And hey, this kid only took a few hours! So, barring injury, the goal should stretch to 15,000 or […]

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  13. […] out 20, and here’s a training plan that advertises six weeks to 100 in a row. And hey, this kid only took a few hours! So, barring injury, the goal should stretch to 15,000 or […]

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