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Nov 9, 2018

Sweat Science: The Pull-Up Artists

Over the summer, both John Orth and Andrew Shapiro set their sights on 10,000 pull-ups. (Photo: PaulBiryukov/iStock)
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John Orth is a violin maker from Colorado. Andrew Shapiro is a college kid from Virginia. They have little in common except that for the past two years, they’ve been trading back and forth the world record for the most pull-ups in 24 hours. Over the summer, they both set their sights on 10,000 pull-ups. It’s a number that would have been unthinkable two years ago, a number that seemed like it would reveal the very limits of what the human body can do. Instead they found a different limit.

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