Armadale man to attempt burpee world record for Cancer Council

Armadale man to attempt burpee world record for Cancer Council

ARMADALE’S Levi Kessick-Ponga will attempt to break the number of burpees done in 12 hours after doing almost 3000 for charity in May this year.

Mr Kessick-Ponga completed raised more than $3000 for the Cancer Council with that attempt and the 24/7 Power Fitness Maddington gym trainer will now attempt to break the 12-hour record which currently stands at 6800.

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

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

He said he was confident he would do it and has been preparing by doing burpees and working with a nutritionist.

“I am pretty confident , it should go down well,” he said.

“I teamed up with a nutritionist with my main focus on nutrition leading up; my fitness is actually alright.

“What I am worried about the most is my wrist; having so much torque on my wrist for long period of time.”

He said in order to apply to do the record with Guinness World Records he had to submit multiple applications.

He got the green light after sending in articles from Comment News and on the Cancer Council website that he had previously completed 3000.

Mr Kessick-Ponga said he would like to raise $1 for every burpee he does, putting the total amount of money raised to $10,000 for the year so far.

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