Caine Eckstein Did 4,210 Pull-Ups In 12 Hours To Set Two New Guinness World Records

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Now that’s what you call an AMRAP! Australian Ironman champion Caine Eckstein recently appeared on the Today Show in New York City to break the Guinness World Record for most pull-ups in 24 hours.

The challenge: beat the previous 24-hour record of 4,182. His score: 4,210 pull-ups in just 12 hours! It was enough to not only get him the record for most pull-ups in 24 hours, but also the previous 12-hour record of 4,020. That’s two records in one attempt!

By pacing himself throughout the 12-hour period, he was able to consistently do one set of six reps every minute for the first 10 hours, before settling on five reps per minute for the last 2 hours.

“I don’t know,” he said, when asked why he wanted to try the record. “I’m up for a challenge really. And I’ve always been sort of good and pull-ups, so why not try for a world record?”