Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Most people performing burpee exercises: Huntsville breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
HUNTSVILLE, AL, USA -- Huntsville now holds the World Record for most people performing burpee exercises simultaneously; all they needed was 295 people to complete the challenge; more than 350 showed up, knocking out the Guinness World Records world record on the first attempt, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Huntsville now holds the World Record for most people performing burpee exercises simultaneously. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most burpees 12 hours by a male is 6,800 and was achieved by Lee Ryan (UK) in Dubai, UAE, on 9 January 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most burpees 24 hours by a male; it is 10,110 and was achieved by Lee Ryan (UK) in Dubai, UAE, on 10 January 2015.
The previous Guinness World Records world record for most people performing burpees simultaneously was set in November 2014 by a wedding party in Australia.
The burpee event was part of the Rocket City Tailgate Challenge, a free celebration of the upcoming football season featuring an amateur barbecue competition, youth athletic combine, vendors selling tailgating-related items, and more.
A burpee is when you begin in a plank position, thrust your feet backwards, and jump up in the air. Participants had to do them continuously for two minutes straight to be counted.
HealthSource sponsored the world record attempt.
"Diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, we are at the top of the list," said Dr. Sarah Jacobs, owner of HealthSource.
"This is our way to show that we can take a stand and health is a choice," said Dr. Jacobs.
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