Brett Masserant, a 29-year old man from the United States, beat the world record in 2016 for the most push-ups performed in 8 hours.
Practically without stopping, he managed to do 13,186 push-ups—for an average of 1,648 per hour or 27 per minute! That’s no small thing…and now that it’s written down in the Guinness World Records, there’s not much of a chance that someone will take his title too quickly.
Before this feat, Brett Masserant had already managed to beat the records of most push-ups performed in one minute (77 repetitions) and of most 27.2 kg weighted push-ups (59 repetitions). Push-ups are clearly his specialty—a specialty that has garnered him some notable fame, but not as much as other athletes with their records.
The most famous remains Hafthor Bjornsson, otherwise known as The Mountain from Game of Thrones, who recently performed a 440 kg squat. Squarely the strongest man on earth, the Mountain isn’t stopping there—apparently, he hopes to soon blast through other records. A push-up record, maybe? Given his size (400 pounds), that one might be a little tough!
As for Brett, he says he’s getting ready to try to break the 12-hour record now…