Friday, November 09, 2007

Push-ups

We've had a little joking conversation about weight loss and so you might be thinking I'm going to talk about how I'm doing push ups because they are a great exercise that requires nothing but your own body. All thats why I SHOULD be doing push ups. I have a friend on the other hand who is doing push-ups for those reasons. Well and because he's going to be doing weekends in jail for like a month and a half. While he is there they don't have time to do a TB test so they just throw him in quarantine for 2 days (TB test takes 5 days) so he's got nothing to do but study for school and do push-ups. So he's got two goals, the first one I'm going to help him with which is learning ever muscle in the body so he can win a five thousand dollar scholarship for school, massage school hence the muscles. The second goal is he wants to set a world record for push-ups. He wasn't sure how the records were set, most in an hour? most in a row? So I looked them up for him. He's going to be mad. He was rightfully proud that he did 1000 push-ups in a day. Unfortunately the records for regular push-ups are 10,507 in a row, or 1781 in an hour, except thats using the back of hand style which sounds quite painful and they warn it can lead to injury. Oh here we go a full list of records... ouch some people do way too many push ups.

WORLD RECORDS

  • non-stop: 10,507; Minoru Yoshida (JAP), Oct 1980 DETAILS
  • one year: 1,500,230; Paddy Doyle (GBR), Oct 1988 - Oct 1989
  • 24 hours: 46,001; Charles Servizio (USA), 24/25 April 1993 at Hesperia
    (new record claim, not yet verified: Jeffrey Warrick (USA), 46300)
  • 1 hour: 3,877; Bijender Singh (IND), 20 Sept 1988 DETAILS AND NATIONAL RECORDS
  • 30 minutes: 2,354; Rolf Heck (GER), 13 Nov 2000
  • 10 minutes (women): 426; Renata Hamplov√° (TCH), Rekord-Klub SAXONIA Record Festival in Schwedt, 2 Sept 1995
  • 5 minutes: 441; Giuseppe Cusano (GBR), Loftus Road Soccer Stadium at the Fulham v. Portsmouth game on 24 Nov 2003
  • 3 minutes (women): 190; Renata Hamplov√° (TCH), Record Festival Pelhrimov 1995
  • one minute: Record claims up to 199 in one minute have been made. We do, however, not continue to publish these record claims, because it became impossible to judge about the correctness of the exercises at this speed.
  • one-armed, one week (168 hours): 16,723; Paddy Doyle (GBR), Feb 1996 in Birmingham
  • one-armed, 5 hours: 8,794; Paddy Doyle (GBR), 12 Feb 1996 in Birmingham
  • one-armed, 1 hour: 2521; Paddy Doyle (GBR), 12 Feb 1990 in Birmingham
  • one-armed, 30 minutes: 1382; Doug Pruden (CAN), 30 July 2003 at the Body Quest Health Club Edmonton
  • one-armed, 10 minutes: 546; Doug Pruden (CAN), 30 July 2003 at the Body Quest Health Club Edmonton
  • one-armed, on back of hands, one hour: 441; Bruce Swatton (GBR), 12. May 2003 in Plymouth
  • one-handed handstand pushups: Yury Tikhonovich (Russia) did twelve pushups while standing on one hand in June 2006 at the Starclub variete in Kassel (Germany). He repeats this feat almost every day in the rehearsal for his show VIDEO (AVI, 1.3 MB)
  • on fists: 5557 (in 3:02:30 hours), Doug Pruden (CAN), 9 July 2004, Body Quest Health Club Edmonton
  • 1000 pushups on fists: 18:13 minutes, Doug Pruden (CAN), 9 July 2003 at the Body Quest Health Club Edmonton
  • on back of hands, 15 minutes: 585, Doug Pruden (CAN), 29 April 2005, Body Quest Health Club Edmonton RECORD HISTORY
  • on back of hands, 30 minutes: 1045, Doug Pruden (CAN), 29 April 2005, Body Quest Health Club Edmonton RECORD HISTORY
  • on back of hands, 1 hour: 1807, Doug Pruden (CAN), 29 April 2005, Body Quest Health Club Edmonton RECORD HISTORY
  • finger-tips, 5 hours: 8,200; Terry Cole (GBR), 11 May 1996 in Walthamstow
  • one finger: 124 Paul Lynch (GBR), 21 April 1992 in London
  • 100 push-ups with feet at a 80 cm [2 ft 7 1/2 in] high table: 45.7 sec; Roy Berger (CAN), 24 Feb 2001 in Ottawa
  • with a 50 lb [22.68 kg] plate weight on his back: 4,100: Paddy Doyle (GBR), 28 May 1987 in Birmingham
  • with hands on raw eggs: 112; Johann Schneider (AUT) / a video can be downloaded here as Quicktime video (1.2 MB) or AVI video (1.4 MB)
  • 4 hr relay (team of 10): 14907; Gatwick Airport Fire Service (Andrew Horstead, Clwyd Jones, Stuart Coxhill, Steven Bartlett, Jerramy Davison, Darryl Graham, Albert Lawson, Luke Philpott, Darren Hollman, Ian Mclean, Great Britain) at 18 November 2005 at Gatwick Airport

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