Fitness Trivia – Fun FactsRiley Daye
Everyone loves random trivia so here are 5 Fun Fitness Trivia Facts that we think are pretty interesting! Whether you’re chatting up friends at a cocktail party or want to make some interesting conversation with your personal trainer the next time you’re at the gym.
What is the longest muscle in the body?
The Satorius is the longest muscle in the body. Located in the leg it originates from the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) to the medial tibia. This means from the pelvic area to the knee.
The Satorius muscle is responsible for rotating the hip externally and flexing and rotating the knee internally.
Most Push Ups In One Hour
On January 11, 2014 Australian stud Carlton Williams busted out 1,874 push ups in one hour! If you’re doing the math, that’s more than 31 push ups every minute! While Carlton was trying to make a world record, you can incorporate push ups into your Chest Workout for a sure fire way to chisel your physique! Check out our previous post How To Do A Proper Push Up.
Most Fitness Videos Produced By A Single Person
46 year old Southern California Native Chalene Johnson is officially the most prolific Fitness Video creator (as of May 2011). She holds the Guinness World Record for this feat by having produced and starred in 94 workout videos that were a minimum of 40 minutes in length. You can check out and buy any of Chalene’s stuff right here on Amazon.
Longest Time Holding an Ab Plank Position
Surely your Personal Trainer has pushed you through your fair share of Ab Planks! They’re a pretty simple exercise actually. By resting your body weight solely on your elbows / forearms and toes you create a “plank” with your body. As you use your abs and glutes to maintain proper form, you’re also doing one of the best and most efficient abs isolation exercises!
On August 29, 2014 Eva Bulzomi of Boise, Idaho held her ab plank position for 2 hours and 21 minutes taking the female world record! Next time your personal trainer has you hold that plank for 60 seconds, try envisioning doing it for 2 hours and it just might be a little bit easier!
What Are The Best Gym Gloves?
Just this yeah Heavy.com Rated GymPaws® Original Lifting Grips as #1 in their list of The Top 5 Best Men’s Workout Gloves for 2015… but we here at GymPaws Inc., knew that all along! (You can read the original Heavy.com article here.)
Made from 100% Genuine Leather they’re the most durable grips you’ll find. Because we pride ourselves on our craftsmanship, they’ll be the best quality as well. 4 Finger Loops on the Neoprene backing keep them in place and actually help them to FIT like a glove without all the extra bulky materials!