Breaking World Records...

United States
May 18, 2007 10:29am CST
Have you ever thought about breaking world records? I recently got on this kick of doing pushups - just for the health of it. My initial goal was to get to 1000 continuous pushups. However, now I'm working towards 1000 pushups a day, which I think once I get to I should be doing around 500 continuous pushups. Then I'll keep going from that point to try to get to 1000 continous pushups. I'm up to about 75 pushups a day, 34 continuous. So looking up the world record, it seems that the record for the most continuous pushups was over 10000 pushups - CONTINUOUSLY!!! crazy! well- i don't think I have a chance at that. The world record for number of pushups in a year is a little over one and a half million pushups, which about 4100 pushups a day. I'm willing to do about 3 hours of pushups every other day - which is about 6000 pushups - I might be able to break that yearly record.... But i'm only at 75 pushups now - so 6000 pushups in my head in clouds, is what it is. Now I'm starting to think about adding chin-ups (pull-ups) as well. Am I crazy?? or am i crazy?? :)
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• Canada
18 May 07
I would like to break a record that I don't think exists. At least I haven't seen it yet. At my last job, a co-worker and myself were collecting paperclips. I told him we could try to make the world's longest paperclip chain. I've done some basic research on the records site and haven't been able to find such a thing. Who knows, maybe one day I'll get my 15 minutes of fame.
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• United States
18 May 07
hey why not! maybe you should just submit your chain now....if there isn't a record yet, then you've automatically got one! :)
• Canada
18 May 07
I could do that, but then it would be such an easy record to break. The current chain, without the clips that are still in my co-worker's locker is only about 10 feet. That's nothing. We'd probably have a total of 25 feet with the ones he still has. I have to give it more time in order to make it more of a challenge for anyone trying to challenge my record.
• United States
18 May 07
true - but meanwhile, you can get a record anyway, and you're name will be in teh books. then keep working on it and when somebody breaks it, you can get it back :)
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
18 May 07
I like your avatar, Looks like he might be doing push ups. I dont know. I always told my boys that they could do anything they put their mind too. Its possible but it would probably take a year of hard work to do. Good luck. I hope you succeed.
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• United States
18 May 07
Thanks for the encouragement! :)
@mizcash (686)
• Canada
23 Jun 08
The best I cxan say is good luck, I don't know if you know the intense treaining that's involed. I just took on a challenge to try and do 50 pusup by the end of summer andI'm thinking ...girl You've got to be kidding