Israeli army gets Jarryd a world record

January 8, 2010 by Henry Benjamin
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Jarryd Rubinstein has muscled himself into the Guiness Book of Records…and thanks the IDF for getting him there.

Jarryd Rubinstein pic: Henry Benjamin

The 26-yr-old Sydney banker served in the elite Sayeret Golani unit where the PE trainers snubbed their noses at conventional gym and weight workouts opting for the use of bodyweight to maintain top fitness and condition.

Rubinstein, now a devout follower of this routine, amazed his friends with his ability to perform “muscle-ups”. They wanted to share his power with the rest of the world and posted a video of him performing this hard-to-do exercise on YouTube. With hits over 60,000 and no-one else apparently able to match his 26 consecutive muscle-ups, Rubinstein contacted the Guiness Book of Records. The organisers ticked the  boxes and confirmed Rubinstein was now named in  Guiness Book of Records for performing the highest number of muscle-ups.

Rubinstein developed a passion for physical training as a 16-yr-old Moriah student and was still an “exercise addict” when he attained a business degree at UTS five years later. He told J-Wire: “I then decided to leave  my family, girl-friend and job prospects behind and follow my ideals…I went to Israel to join the IDF.” Rubinstein was selected for the Sayeret Golani unit which is responsible for counter-terrorism operations throughout Israel. He added : “I trained for 16 months  with them learning body weight exercise and  hand-to-hand combat.”

Gaza and Nablus were two areas in which Rubinstein operated. He returned to Australia in 2008 and continued his strict training. He said: “I train six days a week. But it’s all what I learned in the military. I haven’t lifted a weight for five years. I run a lot and use my body weight. I put my training before everything…even my girlfriend and my work.”

Our interview with Jarryd Rubinstein continues in our video below…you can listen to the man, you can watch the man and if you can beat his endeavours, there will be a place in the Guiness Book of Records for you.

In the meantime, Jarryd,  can be seen performing his amazing muscle-ups every morning in the exercise area near North Bondi Surf Club.

Currently studying for his MBA, the Bondi resident told J-Wire he has no plans for any other records…at the moment.

Around the world, musclemen are doing their best to beat him but this 65kg powerhouse just smiles saying “no-one has yet come close”.

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