Armadale fitness trainer breaks world record for most burpees completed in 12 hours during fundraising attempt


Armadale’s Levi Kissick-Ponga in action during the attempt at the attempt at 24/7 Power Fitness Maddington.
Armadale’s Levi Kissick-Ponga in action during the attempt at the attempt at 24/7 Power Fitness Maddington.

ARMADALE’S Levi Kissick-Ponga has broken the world record for most burpees completed in 12 hours.

The 24/7 Power Fitness Maddington gym trainer completed 7219 burpees in the time on October 21 at the gym.

The 28-year-old has had several family members who have been affected by cancer, including his brother, aunty and grandfather, and raised money for the Cancer Council during the attempt.

Burpees combine a squat, kick back, push-up and jump into a sequence of moves performed in quick succession.

Mr Kissick-Ponga went for 12 hours with five-minute breaks every hour.

He said it was a tough mental challenge.

“The first hour didn’t go well as it was a bit rushed and nerve-racking and I couldn’t get my heart rate down,” he said.

“The fifth hour was a bit of a struggle and the last two hours were a struggle but I had some awesome support from a ton of people coming in to help keep me motivated.”

He said he was currently planning his next challenge and said it was a bit of an addiction now.

Mr Kissick-Ponga said he would now put an application in to get it officially recognised.

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