In the most recent video on his YouTube channel, CrossFitter and fitness influencer Craig Richey agrees to a challenge set by six-time CrossFit Games athlete Khan Porter: perform 1,000 pushups in a row, and see who can do them in the fastest time.
After finishing 888 reps in the first hour, Richey starts to follow Porter’s lead, and reduces his pushup sets down, until he is doing just 2 or 3 reps at a time. “The threes were a better option than the fives,” he says, having completed his 1,000th rep in 1 hour 9 minutes, to Porter’s 1 hour 6.
“That was fun! Killed an hour,” he says. “I thought my chest and triceps would really blow up, but I just felt like my power just went.”