Video: Dubai cops bag world record for fitness challenge activity

Amira Agarib /Dubai Filed on November 6, 2017
Video: Dubai cops bag world record for fitness challenge activity

(Image credit: Dubai Police/ Facebook)

(Photo credit: Dubai Police/Facebook)

1.455 Dubai policemen come together to set new Guinness World record in burpee

A Guinness World Record in burpee: That's how Dubai Police contributed to the Dubai Fitness Challenge launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council.

Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, jointly received the Guinness certificate in the highest number of people performing burpee from Huda Al Kassab, record manager at the Guinness Book of World Records, on Sunday.

Burpees or squat thrust, is an intense physical exercise for bodybuilding and has four steps:

> Begin in a standing position

> Drop into a squat position with your hands on the ground

> Kick your feet back into a plank position, while keeping your arms extended

> Immediately return your feet to the squat position

> And finally release your body from the squat position

As many as 1,455 policemen took part in the record burpee performance, surpassing the previous record set by the 689 UK-based Gray Court School participants in 2016.

On the occasion, Major-General Al Marri, praised the health initiative, which created an enthusiasm among the residents to commit themselves to make fitness a daily lifestyle.

He said: "We are determined to continue Sheikh Hamdan's vision of creating a culture of sport among the Dubai Police community, their families and children.

He added that the Dubai Police added one more feather to its cap with the Guinness record, in addition to the multiple achievements made by the Dubai Police worldwide.

Brigadier General Khaled Shaheel, director-general of the General Department of Community Happiness, said: "The number of participants reached 1455 participants from Dubai Police who broke the Guinness Book of Records record number. The previous figure was 689 participants in the Gray Court School in the Kingdom, United Nations in 2016.

He stressed that exercise plays an effective role in reducing the weight and to make the body more agile and flexible, which adds to over all improvement of one's health.

Amira Agarib

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