Mark K. Jordan successfully completed 4321 pull-ups within 24 hours on November 3rd and 4th of 2014. He was 54 at the time. It was recognized by Guinness as an official world record about 3 months later. Mark has been a health and nutrition enthusiast throughout his life. In his 20's, he enjoyed track sprinting. In his 30's he started heavy weight lifting including 3 years of bodybuilding. In his 40's he started doing long-distance road cycling. In his 50's, he combined all of his previous activities into a cross-functional training regimen that he uses today to maintain his level of health and conditioning.
Mark's background includes almost 20 years in marketing and sales in research driven health setting. Before that, he had 8 years of training and research as a Chemist in clinical laboratory setting. He is currently active in the Wellness sector providing unending energy and enthusiasm to what he does.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
That question assumes that I've grown up! I've spent about 48 years of my life in Texas (since 1967). The significance that varsity, scholarship and professional sports have in this area impact physical activity and competition very much. In Texas, sports may not be everything but many would think that it comes close. Reacting to that degree of competition influenced me to develop my own diet exercise and nutritional experiences and then write about them.
When did you first start writing?
I began technical writing for medical research publications many years ago. This book was completed in April of 2015.
In November of 2014, I set a world record for most pull-ups done in 24 hours. At the time I was 54 years old. This book provides a description of the steps that I took to achieve this goal. The steps emphasize the importance of the mindset that was used. This approach can be used to achieve any significant goal. It is not limited to athletic goals nor is it only for athletes. It's for everyone.