Doug Pruden

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Doug Pruden displaying two world records: 677 one-armed back-of-the-hand push ups in one hour and 1781 back-of-the-hand push ups in one hour (2005)

Doug Pruden of Canada holds or held nine world records in push ups, and holds thirteen Canadian records in push ups.

History[edit]

Doug Pruden grew up in Northern Alberta. In his late teens he adopted general fitness as his favorite way to stay in shape. Doing body weight exercises gave rise to a motivation to perform greater amounts of exercise in shorter periods of time. Pruden tried timed challenges lasting; 1 minute, 10 minutes and even 30 minutes long, in his favorite exercise the push up, with varying results. These timed challenges were video taped so Pruden could count the push up totals during set time limits. This ultimately would lead to many organized attempts at existing world records from the year 2000 to the year 2008.

Pruden has appeared in the Guinness World Records book 4 times, and The Book of Alternative Records 8 times. As of 2009 Pruden holds 10 world records in push ups. His many records include; one arm, one arm back of the hand, back of the (two) hands, and fist (knuckles). The most he has ever done in regular push ups is 10,000 in 8 hours. In 2005 he attempted breaking the long time British record held by Kevin Jefferson, whose 2003 UK record was 1582 back of hand push ups in one hour. Doug Pruden had a record of over 1800 in his first attempt, but the claim had errors in it and was rejected. On July 8, 2005 he reapplied to Guinness World Records for the 1 hour record. The final official count in that new record was 1781 which was accepted by Guinness. ON November 8, 2009 he did 1025 one arm back of the hand push ups in 1 hour at the Don Wheaton Family YMCA.

As of 2016, he holds 11 world records in push ups. Pruden is a Canadian Vice President/judge with Record Holders Republic of UK.

Doug Pruden doing knuckle push ups in Edmonton(2015)

Doug Pruden's push up national/world records[edit]

[citation needed]

  • 5557 Fist push ups in 3:02:30 hours on July 9, 2004 [1]
  • 1000 Fist push ups in 18:13 minutes on July 9, 2003 [2]
  • 114 one arm push ups in one minute in March 2003 [3]
  • 546 one arm push ups in 10 minutes on July 30, 2003 [4]
  • 1382 one arm push ups in 30 minutes on July 30, 2003 [5]
  • 1,777 one arm push ups in 1 hour on November 2004 (2521 world record Paddy Doyle) [6]
  • 1781 Back of Hand push ups in 1 hour on July 8, 2005 (world record of 1940 held by Paddy Doyle) [7]
  • 677 push ups on one arm on the Back of hand on November 9, 2005 [8]
  • 1025 push ups on one arm on the back of hand on November 8, 2008 [9]
  • 59 push ups on one arm on the Back of Hand in one minute on March 24, 2007 [10]
  • 81 Fist push ups in 1 minute on September 24, 2015 [11]
Doug Pruden did 1025 back of hand push ups on one hand in 1 hour at Don Wheaton Family YMCA
Doug Pruden doing back of the hand push ups in an Edmonton gym.

Publicity[edit]

Pruden has appeared on numerous television shows including the Late Show with David Letterman, Open Mike with Mike Bullard, Big Breakfast, CTV news feature story, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, and many other newspapers and radio stations. He has entries (with photo)in the 2008, Guinness World Records book and 2010 book, Open Record Book, The Book of Alternative Records [12] [www.alternativerecords.co.uk]; an entry in Canada’s Biggest, Smallest, Fastest, Strongest. by: [www.lonepinepublishing.com] Lonepine Publishers, To be released April 2010.[13] Avenue Magazine feature story of Edmonton performers. [www.avenuemagazine.com].[14] also Dec. issue. "Hector ig Canada" world record holder mentioned TG4 television site. "Ira's Abs" website story. Doug is also mentioned in the new 2010 book by Paul Wade (coach), "Convict Conditioning" How to bust free of all weakness- using the lost secrets of supreme survival strength".[15] Doug is mentioned on page 68 of the book available at DragonDoor.com website. Doug Pruden is in a story by Mark Lamoureux [www.vice.com] Doug Pruden is in a story and blog by Todd Kuslikis of [www.ashotofadrenaline.net] Jan 26, 2016. Doug Pruden twice mentioned on the Guinness World Records website under "find a record", write Doug Pruden or push ups.

Politics[edit]

In 1992, Doug Pruden ran for City Council in Edmonton, Canada in Ward 5. He placed last in the ward race for City Councillor against seven other candidates, receiving a total of 1,949 votes.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Book of Alternative Records,Gould 2004,p.180.
  2. ^ Record-Klub SAXONIA, Laue 2003, official Saxonia record list, push ups
  3. ^ The Book of Alternative Records,Gould 2004,p.180.
  4. ^ The Book of Alternative Records,Gould 2004,p.180.
  5. ^ Convict Conditioning,Wade 2009,p.68.
  6. ^ Guinness World Records,Hit 2006,p.34.
  7. ^ Believe the Unbelievable, Adamovich 2010,p.257
  8. ^ Guinness World Records 2008,p.78
  9. ^ Guinness World records 2010,p.111
  10. ^ Guinness World Records
  11. ^ Record Holders Republic, Adamovich
  12. ^ Gould,2004,p.180.
  13. ^ seller 2010,p.141,142.
  14. ^ Chubb 2008,p.34
  15. ^ Convict Conditioning,Wade 2009,p.68.
  16. ^ City of Edmonton Election History

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