Strongman is new world record holder after completing over 5,700 pull ups in 24 hours

Jan Kares, possibly the strongest man on earth, has just broken the Guinness World Record for ‘Most Pull Ups in 24 Hours’.

The Czech smashed the previous record – which stood at 4,321 reps – on the 4th April by a whopping 1440 pull ups.

The Czech smashed the previous record by a whopping 1440 pull ups

The Czech smashed the previous record by a whopping 1440 pull ups

Having held the title in past, Jan snatched it back from previous record holder American Mark Jordan.

In his newest victory, he completed an unbelievable 5,761 pull ups.

Jan Kares has just broken the Guinness World Record for 'Most Pull Ups in 24 Hours'

Jan Kares has just broken the Guinness World Record for ‘Most Pull Ups in 24 Hours’

To attain this incredible number, Jan paced himself by doing 200 pull ups at a time before taking a small break and starting again.

The 41-year-old fitness and climbing instructor highlights that competing for a world record is a mentality thing and that the key to success is all in your head.

The 41-year-old is a fitness and climbing instructor

The 41-year-old is a fitness and climbing instructor

He said: “I’m happy because the number is 761 points higher than I intended.

“When I was 16 I devoted every other day to this exercise, four hours at a time. Today I can do hundreds of pull ups in a short space of time.

“I had severe cramps, but when they told me that I needed to do more pull ups, I made them.”