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Local Man Breaks Guinness World Record Doing Pull-Ups

By Fox 40 News Staff.
A local fitness lover pushed his limits and broke a Guinness World Record today. The challenge? Twenty-six pull-ups while carrying 40 pounds on your back in under a minute.

Synergy Athletics kicked off its grand opening of their new Vestal location with the challenge.Several of its members trained for the task but only one of those members could handle the challenge. Nick Smith made history today by completing 28 pull ups with 40 pounds on his back in under a minute.

"I feel blessed, it was a great day, it was a great showing too. It's amazing how many people came out today said, record breaker," Nick Smith.

According to Synergy Athletics, the gym must submit the video evidence to Guinness World Records in order to be officially recognized.