You might recall that we recently wrote about Mitchell Adams, who was challenging himself to complete 10,000 burpees in 24 hours to help raise £10,000 to donate to the NHS Charities in the fight against coronavirus. Many doubted him. 10,000 burpees in 24 hours? Impossible.
Well, don’t tell Mitchell that he can’t do something, because he will. And he did.
Yes, he crushed his goal and completed 10,000 burpees in 21 hours and 53 minutes! (BTW, at the time of this writing, everyone raised £11,218.)
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TEN THOUSAND BURPEES – 🐿 21 Hours 53 Minutes. . . Most importantly though over £10 000 raised for our NHS! . . This was without doubt the hardest thing I've ever done in my life and i can tell you now the maths and planning can only help you so far. At 4,000 reps it just kicked me in the face and it was just a mental battle against the pain surging through my entire body. There was a fine line between pushing through pain and pushing through injury, i think i judged that right. . . Thanks so much to everyone who has donated and supported the event and me. . . I nominate @dallcott89 @sophiejeannelaird @tomeling1990 😅😅😅… jokes
After some of the DOMS wore off, he took some time to film a follow-up video, where he shared more about what the experience was like.
The human body is capable of amazing things. Don’t go attempting 10,000 burpees in a day, but know that you can do anything you set your mind to. Way to go, Mitchell!
Main image: Mitchell Adams/Instagram