Sverre Diesen

Norwegian school teacher Sverre Diesen has broken another gruelling fitness record, following a successful attempt at the Most one arm push ups carrying a 100 lb pack in one minute.

The Larvik resident and competitive powerlifter managed an impressive 15 reps.

The 100 lb (45.4 kg) pack equates to the weight of more than six bowling balls!

Sverre says it was the technical aspect of this one-armed challenge that caught his interest, as well as the fact that he has been practising push ups since he was a child.

"I hope to be an inspiration to my own kids and pupils by taking on difficult challenges," said the 48-year-old.

Sverre Diesen warming up

He has also held the two-arm version of this record, Most push ups in one minute carrying a 100 lb pack (male) with 40 reps, but this has since been broken by Ron Cooper (US) with a total of 45.

Sverre was also the first person to attempt the title for Longest time in an abdominal plank position with a 200-lb pack, with an eye-watering total of 3 minutes 8 seconds, but this has also since been broken, by Silehm Boussehaba (France) who managed 4 minutes 2 seconds.

Longest time in an abdominal plank position with a 200-lb pack

However, he does currently hold the record for Most one arm push ups carrying a 40 lb pack in one minute, with 46 reps, and has set his sight on many new records.

As well as being a teacher, Sverre has competed in powerlifting for 22 years, winning 15 medals from the national championships, as well as competing in Nordic, European and Global championships. 

He also spends a lot of time coaching other powerlifting athletes of all abilities. 

Sverre Diesen

If you’re impressed by Sverre’s record, then we'd recommend checking out Tazio Gavioli's attempt at the Most consecutive pinky pull ups.

Sverre's successful attempt on 12 February 2018 earned him a place Guinness World Records 2019 where you can find more strength achievements, including the Heaviest Strongman deadlift (500 kg/1,102 lb 4.9 oz) by World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall.

GWR 2019