Teen Bailey’s a record-breaker
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.”