New World Record Set with Standing Jump! It’s Ridiculous!
So, how have your workouts been going? Staying in shape during the pandemic? Not!
It's hard enough just staying motivated during this game of life, but a tight and tough workout routine just isn't in the cards. That is, unless you're Chris Spell. And, his hard work paid off!
Chris is a New York fitness trainer, and he recently broke a Guinness World Record by doing a 67-inch standing high jump.
Let's be clear here, Spell was standing still, not a running jump, standing still! He then jumped 67 inches in the air -- and stuck the landing. You have to watch this!
Ridiculous, right. He was standing still. I can do one step on a stairway, maybe, on a good day!
In a story on the website lohud.com, Spell said, "It took probably six months' worth of training diligently. A lot of sacrifice went into it, because you're training for such a specific record and type of athletic movement. So, a lot of sacrifice, not only in the gym, but also a lot of sacrifice from my friends and my family."
His in-home personal training company, Against Odds Athletics, has amassed more than 26,000 followers on Instagram. The 5-foot-9 Spell frequently posts videos of his various jumps and training in preparation of his record-breaking attempt.
"It's a little bit surreal because I never would have thought that just by jumping, I can achieve such support throughout the world," he said. "I wasn't expecting that. I'm so happy and thankful that I can inspire maybe that young athlete that's just about to go into high school that's undersized like I was."
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