- Issy Watson
- 829 total number
- Canada (Victoria)
The most chest to ground burpees in one hour (female) is 829, and was achieved by Issy Watson (Canada) in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on 8 August 2021.
Issy has been very active her entire life and played many competitive sports growing up. She loves to challenge herself to see what limits she can reach. When she finished playing team sports, she started CrossFit because she realised that she loves the gym and community atmosphere as well as the competitive aspect. It was a place for her to continue to challenge herself to achieve things she never thought possible.
During the first year of Covid-19, she was living in Ontario and the lockdowns there greatly impacted her local gym so as a result, it was shut down for a long time. When she moved to British Columbia in 2021, she noticed that the pandemic had also impacted gyms there. Issy decided to attempt this record to bring people back into the gym with an exciting and happy event. At the same time, this attempt gave her the opportunity to challenge herself once again.
In order to prepare for the record, she developed a training a schedule to increase the number of burpees she was doing in a set amount of time. She gradually increased the number and time as training progressed. In addition, she sought the advice of a CrossFit athlete who had competed a similar challenge.