Burpees are a get way to burn fat but people either love them or hate them.
Nick Anapolsky must love burpees…or maybe he hates them now after setting the Guinness World Record for the most chest-to-ground burpees in one hour.
There are countless different variations of burpees and Anapolsky chose one of the toughest to execute so he needed a strategy if he wanted to break the record.
Anapolsky’s goal was to do 15 burpees per minute — one every four seconds — for an entire hour to beat the previous world record of 870.
“For this record, chest touches the ground and the arms go straight out to the side,” he explained to CTV news in his hometown of Kitchener. “Then when you jump up, you need to clear—I’ve marked out two lines on the ground as half your body height—your feet have to jump that distance on every jump that you do.”
The strategy paid off.
At the end of his hour, Anapolsky did 879 chest-to-ground burpees, breaking the world record by nine reps.
Anapolsky told CTV that the last few minutes “hurt really bad” but the pain was worth it to “have his name in the history books.”