Do you think you could do 1 million push-ups in a year? That’s roughly 2,739 pushups a day, 114 an hour, or 2 a minute. Assuming you don’t sleep. Sgt. Enrique Trevino can, and he’s doing it all to raise money for The Wounded Warriors Project.
“It all started out as a new year’s resolution. I thought I’d challenge myself to do a million push-ups,” Trevino, who has been in the United States Marine Corps for eight years, told ABC News.
However, what began as purely a physical fitness challenge quickly morphed into something more. “Instead of me doing a million push-ups for myself, I wanted to do something where it benefits others.” Trevino said. “So I sat down and thought and decided on The Wounded Warriors Project, helping out my brothers and sisters who have been injured in combat.”
Trevino, whose stint in the Marines included service in Iraq, is now stationed in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where, as is expected a large portion of his day is now devoted to doing an almost inhuman amount of push-ups. Itl starts with a 6 a.m. wake up.
“In the morning before I go to work I’ll probably knock out maybe 500 to 600 push-ups. I do push-ups every 5 to 10 minutes and generally try to get 25, 35, sometimes even 50 push-ups in one sitting.”
Trevino, 27, said, “I continue this pace all the way up until lunch time when I’m at work, which is really good because I work with the Marines. They’re real supportive. They don’t ever have a problem with me dropping down and doing pushups.”
According to Trevino, lunch is one of the most productive times of the day. “For 30, 40 minutes all I do is straight push-ups. During that time I will generally push out between 600 and750.”
This rigorous schedule is paying off, Trevino is ahead of schedule, having banged out over 845,000 push-ups at last count. His original goal was to raise $40,000 for The Wounded Warriors Project, but he has already surpassed that, raising $40,440.01. But this doesn’t mean he’s going to stop, doing push-ups or raising money.
“I’m not doing this for myself I’m doing this for The Wounded Warrior Project and for all the brothers and sisters who’ve been injured,” Trevino said. “This is not about me. This is about something bigger and I want everybody to keep that in mind because their greatest fear is that they’re forgotten, everything they did for this country.”
To donate to the Wounded Warriors Project visit Trevino’s Wounded Warriors Page. He is also tracking his progress on his Facebook page, where you can purchase T-shirts to support the cause, all proceeds go to The Wounded Warriors Project