How many pull ups can you do? 5? 10? 15? If you can beat any of those numbers you’re beating me. But you're probably not keeping up with Mark Jordan, the new Guinness world record holder for most consecutive pull ups. The Corpus Christi native performed 4,321 pull ups making him the official pull up king.
At 54 he seems an unlikely candidate to be one of the fittest guys in the world, but Jordan claims that no matter how old you are, fitness is always important.
"This is about a message that it's important to be able to take care of your health in many ways, no matter what age you are," Jordan says. "The benefits are something than can not only help you but allows you to be able to provide guidance and inspire others as well."
Jordan's isn't just a pull up superstar, he's also actively raising money for HELP, the Hammons Education Leadership Program for at-risk youth.
If you're inspired by Jordan's success, then check out our assisted pull ups guide. Train with assistance bands and you'll be matching Jordan's success in no time. Ok probably not. But you'll be getting in good shape while trying and will probably start hitting your personal pull up best.