Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A self-proclaimed "pull-ups aficionado" set a new Guinness World Record for most pull-ups in one minute.
Adam Sandel of Brookline, Mass., edged out the previous record-holder by a single rep after completing 51 pull-ups in the allotted 60-minute time period.
"My goal is to push the boundaries of what is possible in pull-ups," Sandel said. "A long-term goal of mine is to set as many Guinness World Records titles in pull-ups as I can."
He trained for months to achieve the record and was accompanied by Ron "The Pull Up Guy" Cooper, who held the record in 2013 and cheered for Sandel during his record-breaking attempt.
Sandel began the record attempt at a furious pace, completing 38 pull-ups within the first 30 seconds.
Fatigue eventually caught up with him near the end of the attempt, as he had to take brief moments of rest before barely completing the final rep while time expired.
Ultimately two of Sandel's reps were disqualified after his chin failed to rise above the bar, but he was able to successfully claim the heavily contested world record.