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Published:June 24th, 2010 14:24 EST

A 4-Year-Old Indian Boy Does 1,500 Pushups In 40 Minutes: Freak Or Hero?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A 4-year-old Indian boy set a national record by completing 1,500 pushups in 40 minutes.

pushupRuchi Vitha of Rajkot said her son, Ronak Vitha, enjoyed performing pushups from a very young age, Asian News International reported Wednesday." - UPI
I can`t even do four pushups in 40 minutes, just getting out of bed in the morning is enough exercise for me.

A 4-year-old child should be skipping, jumping and playing tag -- not undertaking such a grueling test of physical endurance.

The parents should be arrested for child abuse, I seriously doubt that the child enjoys performing pushups as the mother claims. The parents hired a trainer to prepare their son for the record attempt. The parents are living vicariously through their son, they need to get a life and let their child be a child.

No country should recognize records of physical endurance by a small child. As a result of all the publicity this young child`s record has generated, heaven only knows how many parents are pushing their young children to perform incredible feats of physical agility and strength.

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