Fit Chat: Attempting the Chin Up world record with Marcus Da Silva

Fit Chat (from the podcast): Attempting the Chin Up world record and how to contextualize challenge with Marcus Da Silva

Over on the WaveTalks podcast, we got to spend a lot of time with Marcus, a well-read, unique character who attempted to beat the current chin up world record. Here’s the recap…

Marcus went to school to become a lawyer, read a ton of books and then did a sh*t-load of chin ups. But in this conversation, we barely talked about physical ability, as Marcus shared about the intense mental training and emotional experiences he went through on his journey to the chin up record.   

As a person who’s constantly striving to learn, grow and become his best self, he’s accomplished some pretty cool things and has a unique and inspiring perspective on living life and achieving goals. PS, he’ll be reattempting the chin-up record very soon in June 2022, so stay tuned!

The Quote: 

You have to believe in yourself. The only way you don’t get derailed is the belief in yourself.   

The Key Takeaways:

  1. If a goal is important to you and devote yourself to it, you will accomplish it. 
  2. Achieving physical goals requires just as much strength and training for your mind as it does for your body. 
  3. Failure is an integral part of achieving your goals. Don’t be afraid of it, and don’t get down on yourself for it!

To catch the whole conversation, listen to or watch this episode during your next workout, or check out the latest chat on social.

Want to know more about Marcus and stay up to date on his world record journey? You can find Marcus online here and on Instagram here. 

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