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, 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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