It’s official: Anthony Robles now owns the record for the most pull ups in one minute.
As InterMat reported on Nov. 9, Robles, who won the 125-pound title for Arizona State at the 2011 NCAAs despite being born with just one leg, set about to set a new record at halftime of an NFL game between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills.
Robles did it. And now the Guinness World Records organization has verified the feat.
Here’s the official wording straight from the folks at Guinness World Records: “The most pull ups in one minute is 62, and was achieved by Anthony Robles (USA) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, on 11 November 2018.”
The previous record was 61 pull ups in one minute.
Upon being notified by the folks at Guinness World Records that he had indeed set a new record, Robles posted the good news on his Facebook page late last week … which was confirmed to InterMat by Guinness today.
Earning a place in the Guinness Book of World Records is just the latest achievement for Robles. The three-time NCAA All-American wrestler and recipient of two ESPY Awards who is now a motivational speaker, celebrated his 30th birthday this summer… and that was the impetus for setting his sights on breaking the pull-ups-in-one-minute record. It was also announced this year that Robles would be appearing in a new movie version of his life story, as told in his 2012 book “Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion.” The film is now in pre-production.