HYGIENE, Colo. (KDVR) — Being a firefighter requires a specific amount of psychological and bodily energy. But it’s part of the job that firefighter Dylan Miraglia of Hygiene, Colorado, takes extra critically than some.
“It’s a physical job, it’s a blue-collar job,” Miraglia mentioned. “You have to be strong, and that’s one of the aspects of the job.”
When Miraglia’s not working, you’ll be able to normally discover him understanding in a small fitness center tucked behind the agricultural Boulder County hearth station.
“I’ve been weightlifting my whole life, and there’s not a day where I’m going to take off and relax. It’s just a part of me,” he mentioned.
Miraglia mentioned he’s all the time dreamed of setting a world weightlifting report and stumbled upon a problem whereas flipping by the Guinness Book of World Records.
“They had a record for who could lift the most weight by atlas stone in sixty minutes,” he mentioned. “And I saw that and I was like, ‘OK, I could beat this, I know I could beat this.’”
Last September, Miraglia got down to accomplish the duty, lifting a 193-pound atlas stone 194 occasions in a single hour.
Miraglia needed to movie the try from a number of angles, and have an authorized timer confirm the method. In the tip, he lifted greater than 37,000 kilos over the course of the hour, crushing the earlier report by roughly 8,000 kilos.
After weeks of ready, he mentioned the report was verified a number of weeks in the past.
“I was actually on shift at the station and got this email, and was like, ‘Ahh, this is awesome!’” he mentioned.
Miraglia already has his eyes set on one other report involving Turkish kettlebells. He’s additionally hoping to make it back-to-back years on the Lifeline Puppy Fire Rescue Dogs Calendar.