EP 11: How To Train & Develop The Mindset To Beat The 24-Hour World Push-Up Record
Today, I am talking with a guy who I met on Twitter. He is kind of crazy, but his heart is in the right place. Jeff “The Machine” Myers is on track to break several Guinness Book world push-up records as he goes for 50,000 push-ups in 24 hours to raise money and awareness for veterans. Jeff began training for push-up competitions in November when he lost his job which turned out to be a blessing in disguise because now he spends all of his time promoting and training.
Jeff has gone all in on his training. His life revolves around training and dieting because if you want to be the best, you have to make it a priority. Jeff “The Machine” Myers has built a brand around his training and goal of breaking the world records. When he is not training, he is promoting the event. He also has some pretty big-name followers on Twitter like Toby Keith. Enjoy Jeff’s story and his contagious enthusiasm.
Today’s topics include:
- Jeff works harder than anyone, anytime, anywhere.
- The Jeff Myer’s mindset of how hard work trumps everything.
- How Jeff overcame issues in his past with addiction and Tourette’s Syndrome.
- How Jeff has turned into the ultimate push-up machine.
- Jeff’s mindset switch in 1996 when he started working out.
- He broke his jaw and started abusing opiates, and it started affecting his training.
- In 2012, Jeff decided never again and got his life on track.
- Jeff’s obsession with the gym helped his mindset shift in overcoming addiction and getting fit.
- The current 24-hour world push-up record is 46,001. Jeff plans on smashing that with 50,000 in 24-hours along with several other push-up records.
- This event is also a fundraiser for Wounded Warrior Home.
- The Guinness World Record platform should be used for something positive like a charity.
- Jeff began doing 500 push-ups twice a day. When he realized that he had a shot at breaking the current records.
- He did 11,000 push-ups in 5 hours during his training.
- He started out doing push-ups between sets at the gym.
- Jeff trains for specific things for specific reasons including hot yoga and stretching.
- He’s also training his body to work in a hot environment.
- Static chest stretches and hanging on the pull up bar and shoulder stretches are part of Jeff’s routine.
- Jeff gets fueled when people doubt his ability.
- He even framed a conversation by some online doubters.
- Jeff not only plans to beat the records, he plans to make his records unbeatable.
- The event is going to be streamed live on Facebook.
- Eating right and staying hydrated is a big part of Jeff’s regimen.
- Eating sugar and carbs at the end of the day after training to give his body the nutrients he needs.
- He does push-ups everyday, and he doesn’t believe in over training.
- The key to life is doing more push-ups.
- The event is August 19th and the funds help wounded warriors transition back home.
Links and resources:
- Wounded Warrior Homes
- Jeff Myers on Twitter @records4warrior
- Jeff Myers on Facebook
- Streamline Fitness
“Training every day is my job and number one priority.” Jeff Myers
“If you want to succeed, you have to be all in one hundred percent.” Jeff Myers
“Hard work and persistence pay off over anything else that you can do.” Jeff Myers