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Utica man does push-ups for eight hours to break world record

Jul 28, 2016

What's the most number of push-ups you've ever done?

No matter what your answer, you're got nothing on Brett Masserant of Utica.

Last Sunday, Masserant attempted to set two Guinness World Records: one for the most push-ups in one hour, and then for the most push-ups in eight hours.

Masserant pounded out 2,268 push-ups in the first hour, and in the following seven hours brought that total to 13,186.

He told us he started doing push-ups by the hundreds and thousands as a way to kill time while he looked after his dad, who suffered from a neuromuscular disease "similar to Huntington's Disease and was bedbound."

"I spent a lot of time by his bedside watching over him," Masserant told us. "I said, well, what can I do while I'm watching him in his room? I guess I can do push-ups."

Masserant said he had originally planned to shoot for the 12-hour record, but decided that 8 hours and 13,000 push-ups were enough for now. He hopes to tackle that 12-hour record soon.

Masserant expects to receive verification of his records from Guinness World Records some time in the next few weeks.

You can watch Masserant's push-up marathon in it's entirety below:

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Brett Masserant lives in Utica, and has attempted to break several fitness-based world records.