Did you know that a recently-graduated computer engineer from Singapore hold two Guinness World Records? 26-year-old Rain Chua has held the world record for most number of diamond push-ups in a single minute and the most number of pull-ups in the same span of time.
He’s not the only one who is into building upper body strength and training to break world records, as he and his fellow fitness enthusiasts the Bar Brothers hit the gym and public spaces to show off their physical prowess. We caught up with Rain and were able to ask him some questions about his journey to the world records.
What made you decide to take on these two particular records?
How long did it take you to prepare to break the records and what special training did you undergo for each record?
What was the process you went through when applying to break the record?
The process to apply for the record is quite tedious. First I have to apply through Guinness world record and wait for their approvals. Following which I have to get two professional judges in the area of physical fitness to validate on my form. Two timekeepers are needed and they must record the time taken up to 0.01 seconds accuracy.
So for these 2 challenges, they have to ensure I did the challenges at at most 60.01 seconds. Otherwise, it will be a disqualification. Next is to get a Guinness world record official to verify the whole attempt. Only then they would determine if you can be entitled to the title.