Ngoc Duc Tran from Germany recently smashed the record for the Most push-ups (using back of hands, carrying 40 lb pack) in one minute at the Turn und Festhalle in Gerstetten, Baden-Württemberg, in front of a tense audience.
The fitness instructor managed an incredible 55 complete reps, narrowly breaking the previous record of 51 which was achieved by Patrick Hardy (USA) at In-Shape City, in Lompoc, California, USA two years earlier.
This was is no easy feat as the pack Ngoc wore on his back weighed approximately the equivalent of a 15-ft canoe or a three-year-old child.
Asked by Guinness World Records why he attempted the gruelling record, Ngoc said: “For honour”.