Pakistani fitness fanatic sets tough two-finger push-ups world record

By: News Desk      Published: 02:28 PM, 13 Nov, 2020
Pakistani fitness fanatic sets tough two-finger push-ups world record

Pakistan’s fitness fanatic Irfan Mehsood has won another tough but intense Guinness World Records title by conducting just 16 push-ups on two fingers while carrying 100 pounds (lb) weight, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The Guinness World Records has acknowledged Irfan Mehsood’s effort and awarded him a certificate for the most tough push-ups record, which was Pakistani’s 37th title.

This time he broke the 12 push-ups record. He made the attempt on August 14 last which was acknowledged now through a confirmation email from the Guinness World Records team. 

He had already broken several push-up records made by people from India, Iraq, United States, Britain, Philippines and Italy

In 2017, Irfan Mehsood achieved his eighth Guinness World Records title during an attempt for the Most two-finger push-ups (two arms) in one minute carrying a 40 lb pack record.

Wearing a rucksack packed with weights, Irfan completed an impressive 22 correctly performed push-ups using just his thumbs during the attempt in Dera Ismail Khan.

Proving how tough this gruelling challenge is, Irfan had to stop once during the attempt to rest, but the dedicated record-breaker pushed on to successfully complete the record.

Think you could do better? The rules for this title state that the body must remain straight throughout and that with each push-up the body must be lowered until at least a 90-degree angle is attained at the elbow. Not only this, but the challenger must use the same two fingers for the entire attempt.

Irfan has been practising kung fu and intense fitness skills since he was a teenager and gets his inspiration from the famous martial artist, stuntman and actor Jackie Chan.

“It’s my passion to set more and more Guinness World Records titles,” said the 27-year-old after setting this latest record.

Irfan’s other Guinness World Records titles include Most thumb push-ups (both arms) in one minute (33), Most Bo staff strikes in one minute (216) and Most full contact knee strikes in one minute (alternate legs) (83).