The world record for the longest time standing up belongs to a man named Ashrita Furman. On March 18th, 2015, Furman stood on his feet for 26 hours and 12 minutes in Brooklyn, New York, USA. This feat was his record-breaking 9th Guinness World Record and was achieved while standing still in one spot.
Furman’s record-breaking success was made possible by a combination of intense mental and physical preparation. He started training 60 days before the record-breaking attempt, and worked out six days a week with a focus on strengthening his back and legs. He practiced yoga and meditation to develop mental endurance and focus, and even tried to simulate the standing experience in his sleep.
In order to make sure he could stay standing for such a long period of time, Furman adopted an intense diet and sleep routine. He ate a vegetarian diet that was low in fat and high in carbohydrates, and he also took vitamin and mineral supplements. He also slept in a hammock on an incline to keep his blood flowing and his body energized during the attempt.
When the record-breaking attempt began, Furman had two people monitoring his progress. They ensured he stayed within the 6-foot-by-6-foot area that was designated for the attempt, and they also kept time and monitored his physical condition. Furman was allowed to move his arms and legs, but he wasn’t allowed to sit down or lean on anything.
When the attempt was finished, Furman had broken the world record for the longest time standing up. He has since gone on to set multiple other records and continues to inspire others to break their own personal records.