Fitness freak Gary chases another world record
BREAKING cross-training world records has become something of a regular habit for fitness guru Gary Ross (pictured).
The ultra-fit 56 year old is primed for his latest gruelling challenge this Sunday April 30 at Darling Harbour from 10.30am when he attempts to become the first person to achieve 1000 repetitions by completing a circuit of aerobic and strength activities that aims to burn 1000 calories.
Gary will do this by running on a treadmill mixed in with strength training that involves him lifting his own body weight (72kg) covering the major muscle groups of the body (legs, chest, back, shoulders, triceps and biceps).
He aims to complete this challenge in under two hours.
“Not one person has ever achieved this but it can be done,” says Ross, who works for Hunters Hill Council’s Waste Collection contractor United Resource Management.
It is a huge challenge for evergreen Gary, who has been named Australia’s Fittest Man four times.
Last year Gary set a world record for the most continuous 60kg weighted squats when he completed 220 – smashing the previous record of 115!
He is chasing another world record to raise funds for cancer research in memory of his mum and sister who both suffered with the disease before sadly passing away.
Ross was a talented utility forward with South Sydney and Eastern Suburbs before a motor bike accident ended his rugby league career in 1984.
Gary, who has undergone an amazing 20 operations, has spent 37 years in the fitness industry.
“I’ve also trained the likes of Anthony Mundine, boxers Kevin and Glen Kelly and helped triple world champion Jeff Fenech when he played for Parramatta after his boxing career ended,” says Ross.
URM are sponsoring Gary’s world record attempt along with Fitness Generation, who are supplying specialised equipment.
“I urge people to come along and donate an amount for a worthy cause” he said.
Those wishing to help can contact Gary on 0499 794 000.