10 Amazing Pull-Up World Records to Beat

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I was surfing through the Guinness World Records this weekend and geeking out on all the amazing physical, athletic accomplishments of people – humans are amazing! As a youngster, like a lot of kids from my generation, I read this tome of strange facts, amazing feats, freaky accomplishments from cover-to-cover. Not only was I entertained, but also inspired by the extremeness found within these hallowed pages.

10 Amazing Pull-Up World RecordsI was surfing through the Guinness World Records this weekend and geeking out on all the amazing physical, athletic accomplishments of people – humans are amazing! As a youngster, like a lot of kids from my generation, I read this tome of strange facts, amazing feats, freaky accomplishments from cover-to-cover. Not only was I entertained, but also inspired by the extremeness found within these hallowed pages.

In fact, when I was 12-years-old, my school applied for a world record on my behalf when I completed a Static Wall Sit for 1 hour and 37 minutes before the school nurse made me quite in the extreme Arizona heat (I wanted to keep going)! Anyway, you can read about the great Wall Sit Drama in this past blog post, but also check out my latest obsession – pull-up world records!

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Me trying to set the inaugural Static Wall Sit Guinness World Record in 1978 – 1 hour 37 minutes. Even though the local media was in attendance and teacher submitted on my behalf, they turned down my record because they claimed not enough public interest. Of course, a decade later, it made the book and the guy didn’t even do it as long as me. Today the record is CRAZY – over

But pull-ups, let’s talk pull-ups! These pull-up world records will amaze and astound you! The only thing that is missing is that there should be more female entries – for example, where are the female clapping pull-ups, female weighted pull-ups and such? I’ll never be in this league of pull-up superstars with a person record of 15 strict, but it’s always fun to daydream like when I was a kid

Weighted Pull-Up (Male): David Marchant of Spain completed a 230.49 lb. weighted pull-up in October 2016.

Most Pull-Ups in 24 Hrs. (Male): Andrew Shapiro of Great Falls, Virginia completed 7,306 during a 24-hour period ending May 14, 2016.

photo from http://www.guinnessworldrecords.comMost Pull-Ups in 24 Hrs. (Female): Eva Clark of Australia completed 3,737 in 24 hours ending March 10, 2016.

Most Pull-Ups in 1 Hr. (Male): Stephen Hyland of Stoneleigh, UK completed 1008 pull-ups in one hour on August 1, 2010. The workout was broken down as 91 sets of various repetitions ranging from 21 to 2 reps.

Most Pull-Ups in 1 Hr. (Female): Eva Clarke of Australia completed 725 pull-ups in hone hour March 10, 2016 while on her way to setting 24-hour pull-up record.

Most Pull-Ups with 100-lb Pack: Steven Proto of Edmund, OK completed 14 pull-ups with 100-pound backpack on October 15, 2014. Pull-ups were broken down by one set of 11 reps and then three sets of 1.

Most Consecutive Chin Ups (Male): 70-year-old Lee Chin-Yong of Korea achieved 612 chin-ups on December 29, 1994. He completed them in 2 hr. 40 min. with palms facing outwards.

photo from http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com

Most Consecutive Pinky Pull-Ups (Male):  Maibam Itomba Meitei of India completed 16 consecutive pull-ups using just his pinky fingers on March 5, 2014.

Most 2-Finger Pull-Ups in 1 Minute: On March 16, 2016, Jamshid Turaev of Uzbekistan completed 19 pull-ups in one minute, using just two fingers on each hand.

Most Clap Pull-Ups in 1 Minute: On December 19m 2015, Blake Augustine of Missouri finished 30 clap pull-ups in one minute.

For more world records, head over to Guinness World Records or pick up a copy HERE.

Have you ever attempted any kind of Guinness World Record? Ready to challenge these pull-up achievements? What’s the weirdest record you remember (oooh, like those long freaky fingernails). Share in the comments – XOXO, Jennifer  

 

 

 

 

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