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If muscle ups are to pull ups as quantum physics is to physics, then Maksim Trukhonovets is the Albert Einstein of the strenuous exercise which involves a radial pull-up followed by a dip.


For the general population just doing a single pull up is a bit of a challenge, and a muscle up is pretty much out of the question, but for calisthenics wiz Trukhonovets it’s just a walk in the park.

Trukhonovets set the Guinness World Record for most consecutive muscle ups with 26 in Minsk, Belarus on March 17, 2018.

Trukhonovets has mastered muscle ups to such a degree that he is want to mix them in with one-armed pull ups just to keep things interesting.


On July 3, 2016, Trukhonovets executed 30 pull-ups in one minute with a 40-lb (18.2 kg) pack to break the world record. He held the record for more than a year until Adam Sandel of the United States reclaimed the mark with 32.