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Old 05-04-2004, 06:25 PM   #7
Bryan Perry
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there is no current record for consecutive chins/pull-ups. The original record in Guinness was set by a guy named Lewis who was a circus performer and who did 78 from a set of rings (early 1960's). Then there was a record in Guinness of 106 set by a William Reed at the University of Pennsylvania in 1969. That was followed by a record of 135 performed by a marine named Fernandez (can't recall his first name) several years later. He stayed on the bar and rested by alternating dead hangs with one arm. Since that time, and until a few years ago, Guinness considered record attempts getting on and off the bar.....hence the last record listed by the Korean gentleman.
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