45-year-old Nate Carroll of Winneconne, Wisconsin, broke the Guinness World Record for the most push-ups in a 365-day period on June 6th. He broke the record at Met Life Stadium, home of the Jets and Giants, during halftime of a charity football game between the NYPD and FDNY.

The previous world record for the most push-ups in a year was 1,500,230 and that record was set by a man named Paddy Doyle in 1989.

Nate Carroll finished with 1,500,911 pushups in a 365-day period. He wanted to finish on a number that had 9/11 in it because he was raising money for first responders.

In order to reach his goal and set a new world record for the most push-ups in a 365-day period, he averaged 4,111 push-ups every day. He began his record-setting attempt on June 14, 2020.

He would do 2,000 push-ups every day before he even left for work. The other 2,000+ push-ups would be spread out throughout the rest of the day. Side Note: I usually do ZERO push-ups eat around 2,000 calories before I go to work.

He was raising money for the Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers Foundation which supports the families of fallen first responders and has paid off 250 mortgages since 2014, according to The Northwestern.

In addition to raising money, the father of three wanted to show his kids that it's possible to achieve their goals if they're willing to put in the work.

He also did 1 million pushups in 2019 as a Thank Law Enforcement Challenge.

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