Last year, fitness YouTuber Will Tennyson posted a video where he lost nearly 5 pounds and gained muscle definition simply by walking 25,000 steps every day. In his latest video, he sets himself an even bigger challenge: hitting 100,000 steps in a single day. That's around 85 km, and 10 times the recommended 10,000 daily steps.
He sets off at around 4 o'clock in the morning, and walks 9,700 steps in just the first 80 minutes (around 7.5 half km). He also ends up with bleeding ankles due to wearing socks that are too thin. "I'm already not feeling too confident about this challenge," he says.
After hitting the treadmill for another hour and a half, getting to 25,000 steps, but this is where things start to get worse. "The bottom of my feet are killing me and I'm feeling very sick," he says.
He reaches the midway point of 50,000 steps by noon (just over 46 km). "The fact I'm only halfway done is making me rethink life as I know it," he says. "The bottom of my feet are definitely bleeding, the skin is tearing up, I smell absolutely repulsive."
70,000 steps in, and Will is really suffering. "Not even just my feet are hurting any more," he says, "my kneecaps feel like they've been bashed in, my upper back is killing me, my lower back is killing me, my neck, my shoulders, my hips, my legs, everything is killing me."
After 16 hours and a whole bunch of blisters, Will reaches his goal of 100,000 steps. "I have this overwhelming sense of fulfillment and happiness right now," he says. "I genuinely want to cry."
Throughout the challenge, Will burned a total of 7,738 calories, and lost 2.8 pounds in a single day. But it's unlikely he'll be repeating the experience. "That was by far the hardest thing I've ever done, physically, in my entire life," he says. "Nothing even comes remotely close."
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