Fitness Records

by Bea | December 16th, 2010 | Exercises

On Novemeber 23, 2010, Stephen Buttler, 35, of the UK, has set new world record for the most fitness records broken in a day. Seems like an interesting record to have. This actually ends up putting him as having 12 Guinness world records. In order to set the new record of having broken the most fitness records in one day, Buttler performed the most clap press ups, most bench tricep dips, most squats on a Swiss ball, most squat star jumps in a minute, most squats on a Swiss ball in an hour, most jump clap press ups, most side jumps in 30 seconds and the fastest time carrying a 100lb backpack for 100 metres.

How do you break a World Record? Well, I am not saying that it is impossible, but it certainly be a great goal for you. The first step is to figure out what you are good at. Try out some sports, see how you compare to others, and then decide what you want to focus on. The next step is to take a look at the actual record number. Use this as a reference and a goal; do not immediately look at it and assume that it will be impossible to accomplish.

Now it is time to practice. This is the most important step; it is imperative to determine a time-line for yourself and to decide what your training program is going to be like. Figure out what your diet should be; for instance, Michael Phelps eats three big meals a day that add up to 10,000+ calories, but this may not be the option for you. You are not going to be able to do this all alone, so make sure that you have a good coach and a support system. Of course, a big source of the motivation is going to have to come from yourself.

These steps are all pretty trivial and most people probably won’t be applying the basic process to break a record, but you can even use this approach to accomplish a goal time. It doesn’t have to be a world record, but your own personal record will do just fine too. However, if you are going for that world record, make sure that you have an official and registered organization there to award you recognition for your accomplishments!

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