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Last Updated Tuesday August 23 2016 03:02 PM IST

Watch Video: Malayali vegan breaks world record in push-ups

by Josekutty J. Panackal
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K. J. Joseph K. J. Joseph preparing to do the push-ups. Photo: Josekutty J. Panackal

Kochi: K. J. Joseph, manager of an ayurveda centre in Munnar, bettered the Guinness World Record of 79 knuckle push-ups (press ups) in a minute set by Ron Cooper of the US in 2015 by doing 82 push-ups in 60 seconds (ie. about 1.35 push-ups in a second).

K. J. Joseph K. J. Joseph quieting the mind before doing the push-ups. Photo: Josekutty J. Panackal

Joseph, however, will have to wait for the officials of Guinness World Record to validate his accomplishment to officially be the record holder. We at Onmanorama think that the GWR authorities should make a whole new category to cover Joseph's feat as he is a total vegan and never hit the gym to prepare his muscles for this gruelling test.

K. J. Joseph and  M.G. Rajamanickam IAS Ernakulam District Collector M.G. Rajamanickam IAS presenting a URF Asian Records certificate to K. J. Joseph. Photo: Josekutty J. Panackal

Joseph, who hails from Chathanthara in Erumely, demonstrated his prowess at Ernakulam Town Hall in front of District Collector M.G. Rajamanickam IAS during a seminar on naturopathy.

K.J. Joseph K. J. Joseph has entered various record books by breaking three iron rods in fives seconds. Photo: Josekutty J. Panackal

Joseph has already entered the Universal Record Forum by doing 2092 push-ups in an hour. He is currently a record holder in the India Book of Records.

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