World Best Push-Ups Scores

A test of upper body strength endurance is the push-up test, which is commonly conducted over a one minute period. Read a description of a one-minute push-up test. As with many of these world best lists, it is difficult to confirm reports, and the actual technique used is often not documented.

Most Push-ups in 30 seconds

YouTube star Stan Browney claimed a record in 2020 for performing 53 push-ups in 30 seconds, though considering we have people claiming over 150 push-ups in a minute, this seems a little low for the world record. When you watch videos of these attempts, 50 in 30 seconds doing good form seems like about the most you could do. This puts in doubt all the one-minute push-ups of over 100 reps.

Most Push-ups per Minute

Wikipedia lists the Croatian Krunoslav Budiselic as a Guinness World Record holder with 140 push-ups in one minute. Glen Tenove claims to have the Guinness World Record for the Most Push Ups in one Minute with 152. The recordholders.org website states that record claims up to 199 push-ups in one minute have been made, however they do not continue to publish these record claims because it became impossible to judge about the correctness of the technique of the exercises at this speed.

Most Non-Stop Push-ups

The world record for the most number of non-stop push-ups is 10,507 by Minoru Yoshida of Japan, which was achieved in October 1980, breaking the record of 7,650 by Henry C. Marshal (USA) from 1977. Some time after this record, Guinness stopped recording non-stop push-up records (no rest periods allowed) and instead started recording most push-ups in 24 hours with as many rest periods as they wanted.

push-up testPush-Ups in an Hour

The Guinness Book of Records lists the most push-ups in one hour as 2,919 by Jarrad Young of Australia, performed at Matrix Boxing Gym, Queensland, on 19 June 2020.

This beat the previous official Guinness Record of 2,220 by Carlton Williams from Wales UK. The feat was achieved on 25 July 2015 in Margaret River, Western Australia, breakinbg his own previous record of 1,874 push-ups in an hour.

Here are some other random push-ups in an hour achievements I have discovered online. The numbers vary considerably, suggesting that various techniques have been used.

Push-Ups in 24 Hours

Charles Servizio of the US achieved 46,001 push-ups in 24 hours on 24/25 April 1993 at Hesperia. He actually stopped at 21 hrs and 21 minutes, resulting in an average of 36 push-ups per minute. See video of his 24hr push-up record.

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