LONDON, Sept 22 — David Beckham proved he’s still fit in more ways than one yesterday, after he completed the 22 Push-up Challenge quicker than it took you to read this sentence.
The 22 Push-up Challenge is a viral campaign that requires participants to press out 22 push-ups to promote awareness for veteran suicide prevention along with honouring military service members and veterans.
The retired footballer, who was nominated by director Guy Ritchie, shared the evidence with his 29 million Instagram followers.
In the clip, Beckham can be seen lying belly down in the aisle of a plane before addressing the camera directly.
“Mr Ritchie. You’ve challenged me to doing 22 press-ups continuously in 22 days,” he said
“I accept your challenge not because you asked me.
“I accept it for the 22 serviceman that take their life from PTSD every single day.”
Beckham also added that he was willing to do whatever he could to help raise awareness about the situation that veterans face after leaving combat.
“And by the way, that was at 44,000 feet Mr Ritchie,” he cheekily quipped before the end of the video.
Beckham also tagged his son Brooklyn and actor and screenwriter Justin Theroux, possibly suggesting that they take up the challenge too.
So my lovely friend Mr Guy Richie the film maker and supreme athlete has nominated me to do 22 press ups consecutively for 22 days ( and by the way his challenge was that I do my first lot at 44,000 feet as he knows I'm travelling) ....This isn't one of his daily routines where he likes to teach u a lesson and beat you it's for a very good reason... 22 service men kill themselves post conflict... 22 a day, basically 1 an hour. So I am doing what Guy R , Jason S and Charlie H is doing and supporting , respecting and appreciating all the service men and women and there sacrifice ... we shine a light to support and help save lives ... @guyritchie @justintheroux @brooklynbeckham