Cassiano Rodrigues Laureano breaks Guinness World Report of most variety of burpees in 60 minutes, in Singapore July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Joseph Campbell
July 20, 2021
By Lee Ying Shan and Joseph Campbell
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Burpees are the fitness center train everybody likes to hate: You begin in a standing place. Bend down, and with arms on the bottom, hop your legs again right into a push-up. Reverse and stand again up.
Now repeat 951 instances. That’s what number of burpees a Brazilian man residing in Singapore accomplished in an hour, setting a brand new Guinness World Report in a fundraising effort for his niece who was born final yr with extreme coronary heart illness.
Final month’s record-setting endeavour by Cassiano Rodrigues Laureano, who turned 35 on the day of the try, was verified by Guinness Report adjudicators on Monday.
“I’m drained”, mentioned Laureano after finishing the report on the metropolis’s Tricolor Struggle Group fitness center, the place he teaches. “It didn’t go as easily as I assumed it could go.”
“However I’m very, very proud of the accomplishment.”
Born in Sao Gabriel municipality in southern Brazil, Laureano, who can also be knowledgeable blended martial arts (MMA) fighter, mentioned he was pushed by a promise made to his niece, Rebeca.
“I don’t know after I’ll get to see them,” mentioned Laureano, of his household he hasn’t met since shifting to Singapore in Might 2019. “So it’s the one factor that I can do to assist … utilizing my athleticism.”
Laureano had initially aimed for 1,000 burpees, however fell in need of his goal as a consequence of a leg damage sustained two days earlier than the try. He had educated for round 9 months earlier than setting the report.
The earlier world report was held by Nick Anapolsky, who carried out 879 chest-to-ground burpees in an hour earlier this yr.
Along with his feat, Laureano hopes to set an instance for everybody blessed to be born with complete hearts. He additionally mentioned he needs to encourage folks to guide more healthy life and muster the self-discipline wanted to attain their objectives, particularly amid the pandemic.
“It’s one of many hardest single workouts that you may carry out. It might not be enjoyable if it was not the toughest one,” mentioned Laureano. “I might select leaping jacks however it’s really easy … It must be one thing that challenges your self to grow to be one thing higher.”
(Reporting by Lee Ying Shan and Joseph Campbell; Enhancing by Karishma Singh and Raissa Kasolowsky)