Russian Retiree Sets World Record in Pull-Ups – 4989 Times!
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Master of sports in polyathlon Nikolai Kaklimov from Russia’s Krasnoyarsk set a new record in pull-ups. During a 12-hour-long “marathon” he completed 4,989 pull-ups thus surpassing the achievement of Czech Jan Kares who made 4,654 chin-ups in April 2014.
The challenge began at 1:30 pm and ended at 1:30 am. First, Kaklimov did sets of 10 reps each, and switched to sets of five by the sixth hour of the pull-up marathon.
The most peculiar fact about the new champion is his age. Nikolai Kaklimov is 54 years old! This means, he reversed the law of nature and has been progressing despite years passing and he is definitely in his prime now. The sportsman is planning to break another record.
“Now I’ll have a go at another dream – I’ll try to break the record in a 24-hour-long pull-up marathon. I hope my example will encourage the youth, they will start doing sports more actively.”
Earlier this year, Nikolai Kaklimov set a record of 494 pull-ups in 30 minutes.
“I had chondrosis when I worked at a factory, and then I started doing pull-ups,” Kaklimov shared his memories.
This man deserves a standing awed ovation. What a bar-bar-ian! Even such dominating monsters of the bar as Frank Medrano and Hannibal for King would probably feel jealous. And so they rightfully should!
Now get away from your computer screen and go do pull-ups, at least 10 for now
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