CALGARY (Web Desk) – A 65-year-old Canadian man has smashed the Guinness world record for most knuckle push-ups in a minute, performing 91 before a crowd of supporters cheering for him inside a school gymnasium.
However, Al Waselenchuk will have to wait eight weeks for Guinness to verify his attempt, which appears to have surpassed the old record of 79 knuckle push-ups currently held by an American man.
Al Waselenchuk completed the feat at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s gymnasium, where the school captured video of his attempt.
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“If I don’t make it, I don’t make it. I don’t know whether I will attempt it again,” Waselenchuk told the CBC.
“I figured I better do this now. I’m not getting any younger,” he said.
Knuckle push-ups are a new obsession for the retired bus driver.
Unimpressed with the latest record attempt by a “scrawny” guy from India named KJ Joseph, who put in a claim for 82 last month, Waselenchuk decided to limber up.
“I thought geez, that’s achievable,” he said. “I figured I could do better.”
Waselenchuk began training for the record in November and said he lost about 22 pounds in the process – adding that he’d been feeling overweight prior to his training.