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Former Army Ranger Crushes Guinness World Record for Muscle-ups

Brandon Tucker

US Army Ranger veteran Brandon Tucker muscled his way to a new Guinness World Record for bar muscle-ups by completing 1,300 in less than 24 hours at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in January.

Now a personal fitness trainer in Columbus, Ga., Tucker’s quest began at 10:31 a.m. Jan. 30 and ended at 8 a.m. the next day. Documentation has been submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records to confirm the record. The previous record was 1,256, held by Alejandro Soler Tari of Spain.

“We are excited that all of Brandon’s hard work has paid off in a new world record that he attempted to inspire others to set goals and challenge their perceived limits,” said Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Ferriter, US Army, president and CEO, National Veterans Memorial and Museum.

The record attempt helped launch the Patriot Challenge, a virtual challenge organized by the GallantFew throughout February. It also raised money for Warriors Heart, an addiction and PTSD treatment center in Texas.

In 2019, Tucker broke the world record for the most pull-ups in a 24-hour period by completing 7,715. 

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