Egyptian athlete breaks world record for aerobic step-ups

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July 15 (UPI) -- An Egyptian athlete broke a Guinness World Record when he completed 56 aerobic step-ups in a single 30-second session.

Mahmoud Mohamed Ayoub, who previously broke the Guinness World Record for most hand release push-ups with the thumbs in one minute, set up a training bench in front of the Hibs Temple in Elkharga to break his latest record.


Ayoub, who posted video of his attempt to YouTube, completed 56 step-ups in 30 seconds, breaking the previous record of 51.

"As a fitness enthusiast and graduate from Faculty of Sports, I always looked up at Guinness World Records titleholders as super humans, and it never crossed my mind I would ever be one of them," Ayoub told Gulf Today. "Then I started to realize that world records are varied, and if you search carefully there are ones that are within reach and achievable."

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