Former Southport Tigers fullback Jarrad ‘Joey’ Young is attempting another Guinness World Record, after successfully doing the most push-ups in one hour in 2020.
Young broke the ‘most push-ups in one hour’ world record in June 2020; he was determined to smash the 3000 mark for the record and did just that, reaching an official total of 3054.
The whole time, the 44-year-old accountant had another record in the back of his mind; he wanted to break the world record for the most push-ups in 12 hours and raise money for Gold Coast-based charity LIVIN.
The current record, set by Paddy Doyle from the United Kingdom, at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Birmingham, on May 1, 1989, is 19,325 push ups in 12 hours.
The father-of-two is looking to make a difference in the community, to help promote positive mental health, wellbeing education and awareness programs through LIVIN.
“I’m a big advocate that through regular exercise, healthy food choices and engaging in social groups, this assists to combat mental health issues,” Young said.
Tiger pushes on… for 12 hours
“I hope my push-ups attempt can inspire some young people to decrease their time looking at their phones, open up and engage in conversations with supportive groups, friends or family.”
With a great network of support, including motivating father Max, Young has done the math and broken down the formula to success to get past 20,000 push-ups in the gruelling half-day task.