Wisconsin Father Hits One Million Push-Up Milestone In His Quest to Break Push-Up World Record

Wednesday, 03. March 2021 16:41

Staten Island, NY, March 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On March 2, alongside his three kids, Nate Carroll completed his one-millionth push-up in his quest to break the world record for the most push-ups completed in a 12 month period.

Carroll started on June 14 and now has three months left to break the record of 1,500,230 push-ups in a year, a record that has stood for 31 years.

This challenge impacts every decision I make every day, from the moment the alarm goes off at 3:30 a.m. until I call it a night, this challenge lives in my mind,” said Carroll. 

He attributes his success to breaking it down into ‘manageable chunks’ of roughly 4,000 push-ups a day. 

I didn't know how my body and mind would respond to the physical stress when I started. Now I know, I need to focus on each day. I never look ahead to the next day or the next week. At night I focus on what needs to be done to hit that mark each day.” 

He is also making a difference every time he drops down to do a set of push-ups, raising money for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Fallen First Responder Home Program, which pays off mortgages for the families of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty who leave behind young children.

Everyone of these first responders left for work on a normal day. They said goodbye to their spouse and their kids and never come home. They gave up their lives to protect the lives of complete strangers. We call them heroes for making that sacrifice, but we can’t forget they were also called Mom or Dad,” said Carroll.

You can follow his progress on Instagram and Twitter, and watch videos of him doing push-ups on his YouTube page

Donations to his campaign can be made on his GoFundMe page

For more about the Tunnel to Towers Foundation visit tunnel2towers.org.

About the Tunnel to Towers Foundation

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. For 20 years the Foundation has supported our nation’s first responders, veterans, and their families by providing these heroes and the families they leave behind with mortgage-free homes. For more about the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its commitment to DO GOOD, please visit tunnel2towers.org.


Trevor Tamsen
Tunnel To Towers Foundation
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