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5 Guinness Records to Motivate and Inspire

By Kate Gardner

Some of us strive to be the best we can be physically. We push our fitness routines to the limit, building muscle and working toward goals like being stronger and running faster. But some people have a whole different idea of what it means to make a fitness goal. These people dare to dream the biggest of dreams -- to set a Guinness World Record. 

Records From Around the Globe

Many Guinness World Records require strength and stamina, but they also require imagination and perseverance. Here is a list of five of some of the most amazing athletic and fitness records ever set, courtesy of Guinness World Records.

  • Longest soccer drop-kick - If soccer is your game of choice, there are plenty of Guinness World Records to try your hand at. For example, the longest soccer drop-kick was 247 feet, 2 inches by Edersen Moraes of Brazil on May 10, 2018. If working out your legs at the gym is your thing, a record attempt like this might be something for you to consider.

  • Longest indoor soccer marathon - Let's keep that soccer ball rolling!  On August 28-29, 2016, the organization Kicking Off Against Cancer held a soccer marathon that lasted 36 hours. Soccer is a great cardio sport.

  • Farthest swim wearing handcuffs - This unusual swimming feat was achieved by Elham Sadat Asghari of Iran. On March 6, 2019, she swam 3.41 miles with her hands handcuffed (breaking her previous record). What's your excuse for not hitting the pool and doing a few laps?

  • Most consecutive yoga positions on a moving motorcycle - On December 21, 2013, Hav Ramesh of India pulled off 50 yoga positions over 3.1 miles on his motorcycle. I have to wonder if yoga on a moving motorcycle provides the same relaxation benefits as regular yoga. 

  • Longest duration hopping on a treadmill - During his training for a hopping race (yes, that's a thing), Peter Nestler of the United States hopped on one leg on a treadmill for 8 minutes 6.5 seconds. The treadmill was going 4.04 miles per hour at the time.

Whether these records leave you feeling inspired and ready to leave your mark on the world or are simply a fun read, setting goals can be a great way to keep your fitness on track. But don't worry, you don't need to run a marathon while holding tires (another record) to get in shape!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Euless, Tex. 

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