KAANAPALI — Right after executing 1,005 pushups in just one set in February, Kaanapali resident Jerry Brown made a decision that he “didn’t want to go away the graphic of a ‘one-trick pony.’ “
So, the 68-12 months-aged health and martial arts specialist a short while ago obtained 2,110 bodyweight squats in 1:34:37 at The Club Maui in Lahaina.
“I know that is a seriously unusual variety, but immediately after accomplishing 2,000 I decided to do an additional 100. I wasn’t seriously tired as a great deal as I was BORED! At 2,100, I determined to do 10 much more just in circumstance I experienced a miscount,” he stated.
The previous Military soldier focuses on carrying out all-all over physical fitness and developing “functional muscle mass,” not getting greater like many weight lifters.
“Right now, ‘functional’ is defined as educating my Combat Battling Course,” he spelled out. “As a soldier for 20 several years, muscle mass mass was counterproductive to owning to have a heavy rucksack, weapon and other required items. Cardio and stamina have generally been the greatest needs for a soldier, alongside with mental toughness. That belief is why I decided to see how a lot of squats I could do along with the pushups.”
Brown will make certain he completes a total range of motion all through squats — likely down all the way to parallel with the ground.
“I am to some degree limited since of my age and arthritis, but I consider to go a tiny below parallel each individual rep,” he additional.
Brown has a video of his health and fitness feat on his Fb web site.
The working day after executing extra than 2,100 squats, Brown was only a minimal fatigued but not sore. He went to the gym and did his typical exercise session.
He claimed, “However, the 2nd day is when I paid out the selling price in electrical power and muscle tiredness! Inquire any squatter and they will inform you, ‘It’s not the initially day immediately after that hurts — it is the second day and further than!’ I took the subsequent three times off fully!”
Brown is planning an additional workout objective before Thanksgiving Working day: 3,000 ab muscles in 1 set.
He wrote, “That would consist of recurring evolutions of 50 whole SIT-UPS with no a person keeping my toes 10 REVERSE SIT-UPS — legs straight out, bend them and deliver them in excess of my body and contact them to my shoulders, then stick them straight all over again (toes can’t contact the floor) LEG LIFTS — legs collectively, held 1-2 inches previously mentioned the floor, carry them up about 25-30 levels then decrease them without touching the ground SCISSOR CROSSES — legs cross back and forth with out touching the ground, and the two legs crossing every single other equals 1 rep 50 % SITUPS with a pause at the top rated and ultimately FLUTTER KICKS — very same as scissors, both equally legs go up and down to equal 1 rep.”
On best of that, “I’ll be 70 in significantly less than 18 months, and I may do A single extra outrageous issue,” he claimed.
In addition to the physical problem, Brown’s exercising aims demand psychological toughness.
“Within the past thirty day period, I’ve had three persons request me to train them how to NOT Give up, as is required in any kind of any endurance feat or everything that actually HURTS, like combating,” Brown mentioned.
“I, too, had to master to not quit! I was not mentally hard obviously.”
For info on Brown’s lessons, connect with The Club Maui at (808) 868-2582.