Andreas Guldner, a famous German Navy freediver, who has broken numerous freediving records, takes part in the 22 push-up challenge to raise awareness for the 22 veteran suicides that occur everyday.
As opposed to many people that have taken part in the challenge such as celebrities Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans and many others, Guldner does the challenge differently by instead doing all 22 push-ups underwater in one breath.
The 22 pushup challenge is a part of an initiative which was started by #22KILL to raise awareness for veteran suicides.
Even though the target number is 22, the group encourages everyone to do as many as they want and in whatever way they want to because every pushup counts towards their long-term target goal of reaching 22 million pushups to “show support for our veterans.”
“Whether it’s 1 or 100 in a row, we will accept them however they come. They can be assisted (on your knees), incline (on a desk/wall), or if you physically are unable to do any, we’ll even take air pushups. They all count towards the goal as long as you follow the instructions below,” the site reads.
Similar to that of the ALS awareness ice bucket challenge that went viral two years ago, a video of a person doing the pushup challenge has to be posted on social media with the hashtag #22KILL and add the amount of pushups being done in a hashtag as well. The video then has to be uploaded on the organizations social media pages and the person taking part in the challenge should nominate more people to take part in it.