Look past the fact that he’s standing in front of a Crossfit banner and just give this guy some props, he managed to do 4,321 pull-ups in a 24 hour period to claim the world record.
Mark Jordan is a pullup machine. During the first two hours, he had already done 575 pull-ups which is more pull-ups than the majority of people on earth will do in their entire lives.
The previous record was 4212, and Mark beat it by a solid margin. It was a smart move to do some extras, because the video was sent to Guinness for final approval and to make sure all of the pull-ups were legitimate.
The rules for this record are pretty simple, he has a full 24 hours to do as many pull-ups as he can. He’s allowed to take breaks whenever he wants. He can do as many at a time as he wants to.
Mark didn’t just break this record for bragging rights, he did it to raise awareness for an organization that helps get young people on the right track in life and with careers. You can learn more about HELP here.
How do you prepare for something like this? Well, Mark does thousands of pull-ups every single morning, so for him to go from 2,000 to 4,000 is sort of like when you went from being able to only do 1 pull-up to being able to do 2, except on a much grander scale. The guy talking in this video says that Mark might even come back later in the day to do more pull-ups.
He even had four hours to spare!
Update: Guinness World Records ended up giving him an official count of 4,320. It was a smart move to do some extras, even though the previous record was about 100 less, just in case. Could you imagine only beating the previous record by one, and then finding out that they had disqualified a couple of your pull-ups? That would be soul-crushing.