Burpee Beast: Meet the Man Who Set a World Record

How many burpees are you willing to do in a single session if you were forced to set a goal?

Is 100 an acceptable benchmark? If you feel fresh, 200 is a reasonable benchmark. Matt Sallis is a former champion of SAS: Who Dares Wins. He believed that 6,000 is the number to beat – it’s the Guinness World Record for most burpees in 12 hours.

Matt Sallis, who won after 10 days of intense simulation SAS selection, was not content with just trying to break the record. Sallis wanted to destroy it.

He said, “If it’s going to be done, I want it to be very difficult to beat.” “The training plan that I created is based upon a specific rep range over time. It will equal 7,500 reps if I stick to the plan.

Matt Sallis set the record for most chest-to-ground burpees in 12 hours (male) with 6,013 in Harpenden in Hertfordshire, UK, on 14 November 2021.

This was a huge task for a worthy cause. Sallis’ record attempt aimed to raise enough money for every country in England to purchase a defibrillator that saves lives and increases awareness about using one. Sallis is acutely aware of the importance of this piece of kit after saving the life of a man with a defibrillator ten years ago.


  • Timothy P. Carnes

    Timothy P. Carnes is a certified personal trainer with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from the University of Florida. With over 8 years of experience in the fitness industry, Timothy is an expert in strength and conditioning, body composition, and overall health and wellness. He also holds certifications in strength and conditioning through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and corrective exercise through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). As an author at FitGAG, he shares his knowledge and expertise on a variety of topics, including strength training, body composition, and overall health and wellness tips. Timothy believes that consistency and discipline are the keys to achieving fitness goals, and he strives to inspire his readers to prioritize their fitness and wellness journey. Through his articles, Timothy aims to empower his readers to take control of their health, enhance their performance, and live their best lives.

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