Rob is known internationally as the 4 Time WFC World Champion, 4 Time WFC/Guinness World Record Holder, and the
4 Time World Fitness Champion from 2001-2004. No one has legitimately come close to these physically and mentally tough performances setting the standard as the uncontested and irrefutable World’s Toughest Sport.Rob Powell has over 150 Course and World Records involving Fitness, Running, Cycling, Swimming, Rowing, Climbing, Hiking, Triathlons, Weightlifting, Calisthenics, Track and Field, and Martial Arts. He also has over 1,000 Wins as an athlete and coach.
The Guinness World Records he shattered, and the Sport he created THE WFC World Fitness Championships measures Pure Power by testing an athletes Speed, Strength, Endurance, and Quickness. These Events Include….
- 1) 2 Mile Swim
- 2) 12 Mile Run
- 3) 12 Mile Hike
- 4) 1,250 Push Ups
- 5) 1,250 Leg Lifts
- 6) 1,250 Jumping Jacks
- 7) 110 Mile Cycle
- 8) 20 Mile Row
- 9) 20 Mile Elliptical
- 10) 3,250 Abdominal Crunches
- 11) Lift 300,000 Pounds of Weights
See Guinness WR Page, and WFC Page for more information.
All the events were witnessed by dozens of people, including nine WFC and Guinness Certified Officials.
Every second was videotaped, capturing each and every discipline event by event, mile by mile, and lift by lift.
Rob was asked by Guinness to record and write the rules that he used. These rules and events remain the Standard
for Fitness, the Standard for the WFC World Records, and Guinness World Record’s 2001-2002 Physical Fitness Challenge.
THE WFC or other credible organizations will not recognize any attempt not following the Rules & Standards set by Rob Powell.
No one would refuse to follow these Rules and Standards, unless they had something to hide. See Events and Rules for more information. These records and accomplishments and the Sport Rob Powell created, The World Fitness Championship,
have set in motion today’s much lesser and safer events of multi-sport races and crossfit competitions.For many years law enforcement officers, military elite and MMA fighters have sought out Coach Powell in gyms, fitness centers and even public schools for martial arts training, and proper conditioning. Rob has also coached jr. high, high school, college and professional athletes in several sports. Why wouldn’t they with these credentials and the proven best training programs in history.
Media outlets internationally have called Rob Powell “The World’s Fittest Man”, (a title once held by Martial Artist Bruce Lee),
“The World’s Toughest Man”, “The World’s Best Athlete”, “The World’s Greatest Athlete” and “Pound for Pound The Strongest Athlete and Fighter In History”, as well as “The Best Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer on the planet”.
When asked about this, Rob laughed at it all, and said. “Very flattering, but how did they measure all of that?
The only thing all these world records are good for is to make people hate you out of their own petty jealousy.
Comments and praise like that doesn’t win friends or admirers. It causes animosity, jealousy and hatred.
It makes the people who are not called those things insecure and intimidated.
I didn’t ask to be called those things and I didn’t make those claims, the media does. I don’t think in those terms, nor can I control the international media. The media often makes outrageous and ridiculous claims like those to build someone up only to tear them down at a later point. That is the job of the media, to create controversy and sell it. I pay no attention to their stories and neither should you. If you want to know who I am and where it began, my biography is here.
To quote the media, ‘World Records don’t say you’re the best in the World, they say you’re the best in the History of the World.’
The WFC and Guinness and other credible world record organizations record these competitions as the greatest athletic performance in history, irrefutably and without question. They also say that makes this person the best athlete in history.
Does it? I don’t know and I couldn’t care less. That’s not what any of this was about. As far as fighting goes, I despise violence.
I do know how, and I teach those that ask for and need my help to defend themselves and those under their protection from attackers, only. That’s it and that’s all. I created fitness competitions because no one has to get hurt, and it is a better way to see whom is the best man, other than a fight to the death.
When you have multiple world record success, you have multiple pettiness, jealousy and hatred problems.
Those are real human emotions and they come from strangers, friends, family and coworkers. It’s not fair, but it’s real.
At times every man, woman and child wants to beat me at something, or beat me with something once they know of my accomplishments. It’s just something I’ve had to deal with since 2001. One good thing about retiring from competition and father time beating the hell out of me, as he does us all, you get older, fatter and uglier.
This makes it easier to hide from who you were as a younger athlete.
None of this was ever about me, it was about teaching the public how to train properly to live a richer, fuller life.
My only goal was to help people. If you make extraordinary claims about the best way to train, get in shape, fight obesity and heart disease for a lifetime, they require extraordinary proof. Breaking the WFC, Guinness and all credible world records four times in a row, annually, setting over 150 records in the process, creating a new sport, (they’re calling it the cross fit games), spin-off sports, (calling those, ocr, spartan races, ect) and creating a revolutionary training system was the best way to do this.
Corporations stole these revolutionary accomplishments from me, claiming it was changed enough to make their theft, ‘legal’.
To date, they have gotten away with it. But the fight is not over yet.
When I trained law enforcement and military elite they found me, and asked me for help. The life they save may be yours.
The training I gave them was to help keep them safe in service to our communities, counties, state and our country.
Teaching and coaching our young people help them with fitness, and a good education which helps them make good choices and good decisions later in their lives.
I developed The WFC Workout because being in good physical condition helps people live a longer, healthier, happier and more productive lives. This training program also helps athletes become the best they can possibly be.
It doesn’t matter if the athlete is jr. high, jr. college, a professional athlete in a major sport or the gym going public.
The WFC Workout works for them all. Over 150 records in sports, fitness and martial arts proves it without question.
I have dedicated my life to these endeavors and that is all any of this and all the world records have ever been about.
All I want to do now before my time is done is to share this information and teach it to younger athletes, coaches, and the public.
I believe that is all any good man would want to do with the gifts that God gave him.”
Rob Powell retired from competition in 2012, and from training military/law enforcement in 2015. If you can find him and if he’ll take you, he still does personal training, private coaching and teaches martial arts. He also teaches and coaches whenever possible.