An Australian reported to have broken the world record for the most push-ups, having done a whopping 3,206 in an hour, is getting skinned on Twitter as most users don’t think he actually completed a single one.
Lucas Helmke, a 33-year-old accountant and the father of a one-year-old boy, had a go at the record at his local gym in Brisbane and ended up surpassing the previous high set by a fellow Australian in 2022.
It appears Helmke was able to complete 53 push-ups a minute and did that 60 times nonstop to set the fourth new record in the span of three years. He told Guinness World Records he wanted to inspire his son by showing him nothing is impossible.
Whether or not he actually did any push-ups is something else entirely, though. And most folks who commented under the video shown below don’t reckon it should be a world record based on Helmke’s form.
It’s not hard to see why they think so, but have a look for yourself.
You could also see some of the reactions right below:
It’s reported that the Australian was docked 34 push-ups because of incorrect form, which begs the question: what about all the rest? The video above shows him starting, not finishing – we have to assume his form got worse at the end.
Each push-up needed to be flawless to get Helmke an official world record. He was required to keep his body straight on the way up and keep his knees, as well as his waist, straight. He also needed to reach at least a 90-degree angle at the elbow on the way down.
Sure, it appears he met the criteria above, but his upper body definitely didn’t go down far enough to be counted, at least not the way we know push-ups are done.
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