(UPI) A Brazilian athlete living in Singapore broke a Guinness World Record when he completed 951 chest-to-ground burpees in one hour.
Cassiano Rodrigues Laureano celebrated his 35th birthday at the Tricolor Fight Team gym by doing 951 chest-to-ground burpees, an exercise also known as a squat thrust, and capturing a Guinness World Record in the process.
Laureano said he had originally aimed for 1,000 burpees, but fell short of his goal due to a leg injury he sustained two days before the attempt.
The athlete said the record attempt was a tribute to his niece, Rebecca, who was diagnosed with a severe heart condition when she was born last year.
Laureano took the record from Ontario gym owner Nick Anapolsky, who did 879 of the exercises in one hour in March.Copyright 2021 by United Press International