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(UPI) Army National Guard officer Tommy Vu took a Guinness World Records title for the most burpee pull-ups in 1 minute while raising money for charity during a live broadcast of Good Morning America on Friday.

Vu successfully completed 26 burpee pull-ups, beating the previous record by one. The attempt unseated Ranvir Desai of India, who completed 25 burpee pull-ups in 1 minute in June 2020.

Vu also holds the record for most chest-to-ground burpees in an hour after successfully completing 1,002 on March 27.

Vu is a sports medicine physician assistant in Salem, Ore.

Vu said attempting the record also was part of a personal fitness goal.

 

"I've got young kids and I just want to make sure as I age that I'm able to play with them consistently throughout their childhood," he said. I don't want to be that dad that holds them back.

GMA Gives Back partner Motive awarded Vu $15,000, which will allow him to give back to Team Red, White & Blue, a nonprofit dedicated to helping veterans improve their health and well-being.

"Being able to tie my physical fitness and giving back to charity -- those are my two passions -- and being able to tie those two things together has just been an amazing feat," Vu said. I'm very happy to be able to give back to the community.


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