Teen Bai­ley’s a record-breaker

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

A STU­DENT from Huddersfield has mus­cled his way into the Guin­ness World Record books af­ter do­ing the most ring mus­cle-ups.

Bai­ley Dyson-Good, 17, is a Cross­Fit en­thu­si­ast and three years of hard graft in the gym fi­nally paid off when the teenager re­ceived an email from the Guin­ness Book of Records con­firm­ing he had achieved his dream.

A mus­cle-up is an in­cred­i­ble up­per-body ex­er­cise and demon­stra­tion of both strength and tech­nique.

The mus­cle-up is a no­to­ri­ously dif­fi­cult ex­er­cise to mas­ter and a firm favourite in the Cross­Fit gym, es­sen­tially com­bin­ing a pull-up and dip into one flow­ing move­ment.

Teenager Bai­ley, who is cur­rently study­ing for A-lev­els in PE, ge­og­ra­phy and busi­ness stud­ies at Green­head Col­lege, used to play rugby for Mold­green but be­came in­ter­ested in health and fit­ness a few years ago.

He joined his dad Si­mon at cross­fit ses­sions and they now both go to Ex­treme Con­di­tion­ing on Red Doles Lane where Bai­ley did his world record at­tempt in June.

Bai­ley man­aged to do 15 ring mus­cle-ups beat­ing the pre­vi­ous record of 14 held by a 42-year-old man.

But it wasn’t un­til four months later – on Oc­to­ber 25 – that Bai­ley, who lives in Dal­ton, re­ceived of­fi­cial no­ti­fi­ca­tion from Guin­ness World Records that his at­tempt was suc­cess­ful. Dad Si­mon, 46, said: “Bai­ley was in the col­lege li­brary when he opened the email. “He said all he wanted to do was scream and shout. “This was the re­sult of three years of hard work com­ing to fruition and he had a huge feel­ing of ela­tion. amaz­ing to think that he is a World Record holder but from the out­set he has shown ridicu­lous power to weight ra­tio.

“When the world record was set at 14, Bai­ley had al­ready done 13 so we knew he could beat it.”

Bai­ley is hop­ing to im­prove on his record and is plan­ning to pur­sue a sports nu­tri­tion de­gree.

Proud dad Si­mon added: “There is a huge buzz around Cross­Fit gyms now es­pe­cially with the younger age classes which are packed.

“It is great to see and Bai­ley is strong and fit and it will be in­ter­est­ing to see where he gets to over the next seven or eight years.”

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