There was nothing worse back in school when the fitness test day came around for PE. As a scrawny 13-year-old kid, I remember just getting embarrassed by fellow students in the pushups and sit-ups challenges.
Well, after watching my guy TShane Johnson from Charlotte, North Carolina, absolutely obliterate the world record for most pushups in an hour, I think I might need to get on some P90X or Crossfit… something.
The 30-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran is the new world record holder after knocking out a mind numbing 3,050 pushups in an hour, while the previous record was set in 2019 with 2,919.
He live-streamed the event this past weekend, and even attempted to break the record for most pushups in 12 hours, but came up short with only 16,500 pushups (yeah, “only” 16,500).
“There were some small little things we didn’t account for, as far as how much time between breaks and of course, just the amount that it takes on your body to do that long after completing the first world record, but it was a win.”
I mean good Lord, pushups for 12 straight hours? I get winded after five minutes. Some people are just built different I guess. Not to mention, he completely embarrassed the other woman who was shooting for the record as well.
This isn’t his first rodeo, however.
According to WRAL, in 2018 the man hiked from Orlando, Florida all the way to Los Angeles, California, and did it for a great cause to, as he was raising money for his foundation Hike Across America that benefits homeless veterans.
In his interview with WRAL, he gives one specific reason for why he does what he does:
“I do these things to inspire regular people to do amazing things.”
That’s a lot better than Forrest Gump’s explanation for running for three years, two months, 14 days and 16 hours:
“I just felt like runnanggg.”
Keep an eye out on Johnson though, as he’s training for his first ever boxing match in July, and after the nation gets past COVID, he’ll attempt another long-distance run or world record attempt.