Whiny Navy guy fails to break pull up record because of a little boo-boo.
Yeah, I’m just kidding about the “whiny” part. And the “little boo-boo” part, too. David Goggins, a Navy SEAL who runs ultramarathons for fun, attempted to break the world record for pull ups in a 24-hour period last week:
He attempted to break the current pull-up record — 4,020 in one day — in late September, but had to stop after injuring his forearm 2,588 pull-ups into the effort.
The point of the stunt? The same reason he runs ultra-marathons: “I run these races to raise money for fallen soldiers’ kids to go to college”, he explains on YouTube.
He had to stop after he tore a muscle in his forearm, then did another 400+ pull ups, then couldn’t grip the bar anymore, then was forcibly removed from the studio by his assistants and taken to the hospital.
Pansy. Leave it to a Navy guy to give up so easily.
Click the link for some really annoying video of the Today Show spot where he gets started. Dear God, will these people stop talking.
No. No, it appears they won’t.
The thing is, breaking that record doesn’t look all that impressive on paper, when you break it down. There are 1,440 minutes in a day, so all you have to do is 3 pull ups a minute. Bam! New world record, and you’ve still got 100 minutes left over for bathroom breaks and such.
But that’s on paper. I couldn’t get anywhere near it. Not even with my feet on the floor.
Here’s a link to the charity Goggins is supporting. It raises money for the kids of fallen Special Forces members, helps send them to college.