Bedfordian fitness enthusiast, Alex Goulding, 27, is already a Guinness World Record holder, but he has now set his second world record for the quickest time to climb ten levels by plyometric push-up.
What’s more, he achieved the feat on an Italian TV show called, ‘Lo Show dei Record’, where Guinness World Records are attempted to be broken.
A “plyometric” push up adds an extra element to your run-of-the-mill press up, adding a jump or a clap to make the exercise more challenging and dynamic.
Alex is becoming a seasoned professional at breaking world records; he already holds one for the most side jump push ups in a single minute, (51) set in July 2021 which still stands.
Alex is a fitness aficionado and has been doing press-ups as part of his daily routine for over ten years but has transferred his skills and his hobby to the world record stage in recent months.
“Exercise is escapism for me”
Speaking exclusively to Bedford Independent, Alex’s outlook on life is one of ultimate positivity and maintaining a disciplined lifestyle, which he describes as “escapism”.
“A big philosophy I live by is to never give up. Exercise is an escapism for me and a lifestyle. It is my biggest passion and what makes me most happy.
“I’ve trained for over ten years now and have done push ups every day for years, but over lockdown when gyms were closed, I needed to resort to body weight exercises due to a lack of equipment.
“Due to all the spare time, I practiced and practiced my push ups every day and applied to break a world record for the most side jump push ups, and attained that four months later.
“Guinness then contacted me directly and asked if I wanted to be on their TV show and I obviously jumped at the chance!”
Alex, who has recently been made an Ambassador at Samson’s Academy and trains at Pump Gym is next aiming to beat his existing World Record for the most side jump push ups.
The successful world record attempt was shown yesterday, Sunday 6 March, albeit on Canale 5 on Italian TV but is available to watch on catch up online here.