Most people can’t even do 100 pull-ups over the course of a workout. Try over 4,000 times. Mark Jordan did 4,321 pull-ups in 24 hours, beating the previous world record by 111 pull-ups.
The 54 year old set the record at C.C. CrossFit in Corpus Christi, Texas, saying in an interview that he went through a year of vigorous training to get to where he is.
“It’s been a year of trial and error, and the reason for that is that you’ve got to decide on a pace that will allow you to do enough within a 24-hour period, but at the same time not to do too many at a given time so that you burn out,” he said.
Jordan started his record attempt at 5 AM on November 3 and wrapped at 1 AM the next day.
In the process, he also helped raise awareness for The Hammonds Education Leadership Program.
Jordan says he stopped at 4,321 pull-ups because those four digits would make the number easy to remember.
A man who attempted to break the record in July was forced to stop after the muscles in his arm started to tear and he had to be briefly hospitalized.
Check out the footage of Jordan in action at the start of his record attempt:
MP’s Take: Pretty incredible how this 54 year old did over 4,000 pull-ups like that. Just look at the picture of him. The guy is jacked so he obviously worked his tail off to get to where he is. I wonder what world record is more impressive: the 5 hour plank or the 4,000 pull-ups? Both are pretty amazing if you ask me.