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Mechanic smashes world record for most push-ups in one hour

"For me breaking these records has been about raising awareness for chronic pain sufferers."

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By Harrison Moore via SWNS

A mechanic has smashed the world record for most push-ups in an hour - completing a staggering 3,182.

Daniel Scali, 28, took on the Herculean task in April - and managed to surpass the previous best of 3,054.

His total has been officially confirmed and becomes the second Guinness World Record he has to his name.

Daniel, from Australia, also holds the record for the longest time spent in the abdominal plank position, recording nine hours and 30 minutes in August 2021.

And, incredibly, he has done all this while suffering from a condition that can cause excruciating pain.

Daniel Scali, 28, managed to surpass the previous best of 3,054. His total has been officially confirmed as a Guinness World Record
(SWNS YouTube)

Daniel, from Henley Beach, said: "I suffer from a condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) which I've had since I was 12.

“CRPS is rated 42 out of 50 on the McGill Pain Index. To be put that in perspective, childbirth is rated at 40.

"It developed when I broke my arm in a bad accident and it's virtually my brain telling my left arm that there's pain there.

"Anything from a soft touch, wind, or a slight movement can cause unbearable pain so I shower without getting my left arm wet.

"Water, especially, is like razor blades running across my arm."

Daniel Scali who suffers from the chronic pain condition CRPS. (SWNS YouTube)

Daniel says CRPS has had a huge effect on his day-to-day life.

Growing up wasn’t easy for him, and he often couldn’t go out because of the constant, incurable pain caused by the condition.

At its worse, Daniel was hospitalized for months at a time, and a local anesthetic had to be administrated on his left arm to ease his suffering.

“I wanted to put a purpose behind what I went through and continue to go through dealing with CRPS," he said.

"I wanted to prove to myself that I have learned how to deal and manage pain which led me to my attempts."

But the pain wasn't enough to stop him from powering through over 3,000 push-ups in just one hour.

Daniel's effort saw him complete 3,182 push-ups on his third attempt at the challenge - making him a two-time world record holder.

Whilst breaking both records he has also raised a whopping £50,000 for the Australian Pain Management Association (APMA).

Daniel, who is a mechanic by trade, said: "If you convince yourself that pain is a fuel to keep you going, I have convinced myself that pain is weakness leaving my body.

"For me breaking these records has been about raising awareness for chronic pain sufferers and inspiring belief in others.

"I believe anyone is capable of anything they put themselves out there to achieve.

"I wanted to show that you don't have to be sheltered by the pain and it doesn't have to be a barrier to success.

"Although at times it might be hard and the days may seem longer, if you continue to pursue your goal, you are guaranteed a better outcome than those who don’t.

"I'm extremely happy and grateful to everyone that supports me with my achievements and I'm already looking forward to what comes next!"

The push-up record (male) was previously held by Jarrad Young, a fellow Australian, in 2021.

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