Martial artist breaks world record for one-finger push ups

Friday, January 22, 2016

Martial artist breaks world record for most ONE-FINGER push ups in 30 seconds – wow!

The most one finger push ups in 30 seconds was 41 and was achieved by Xie Guizhong on the set of CCTV- Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China.

The power of Guizhong’s finger is so strong he is said to be able to kill a man just by pointing at them.

Martial artist breaks world record!
Martial artist breaks world record!

The One-Finger push-up is done with just one finger of one arm only, and must be done consecutively with no breaks. The back must remain straight, and the elbow must make a 90 degree angle to mark each successful push-up. However, Guinness does allow the one-finger to be performed on the knuckle of the finger being used (Paul used his fully extended
finger). The One-Finger can be subjectively argued as the hardest push-up in the Guinness category, as most Guinness push-ups are well with the thousands.

The Pioneer of the first documented one finger push-up can be credited to Mich (Michael Gooch) who in 1982, March 20 achieved 39 one finger push-ups during the Kyokushinkai
European Championships (Karate Championships) at Wembley Arena, London UK. Soon after, Mich Gooch, broke his record achieving 45 one-finger push-ups to become the first
Guinness World Record Holder in the one-finger in 1985.

Guinness no longer publicizes the consecutive one-finger push-up, rather a new category of most one-finger in 30 seconds has been introduced. Watch the man in the video below break that world record.

Not all of us will be able to do the one-finger push-up, but regular push-ups are a classic upper-body exercise. Popular with the military, boot camps, and average gym-goers, they
work the chest, triceps, and front shoulders.

The abdominal muscles also come into play during a push-up. There are many versions of the push-up, each offering its own advantages. Fingertip push-ups are an advanced version, and offer several benefits.

Fingertip push-ups work many of the same muscles as standard push-ups. The chest, front shoulders, abs, and triceps are all involved in both types of push-up. However, push-ups
done on your fingers increases the load on your hands and forearm muscles.

The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide recommends fingertip push-ups to increase your forearm and grip strength. This is one reason why fingertip push-ups are more difficult than regular push-ups. [sources: wiki, livestrong.com]