The 22 push-up challenge is an initiative meant to raise awareness for veteran suicide prevention. Like the Ice Bucket Challenge, participants are invited to take a video of themselves doing 22 push-ups, and then challenge others to do the same. The goal is to reach 22 million push-ups. Also like the Ice Bucket Challenge, it’s taken on a life of its own, particularly among famous British men.
Guy Ritchie has challenged David Beckham to do 22 push-ups in 22 days and Beckham has accepted. He’s only on day three, but he has already achieved great levels of creativity. On day one, he completed the challenge while on an airplane at 33,000 feet.
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 are doing and supporting , respecting and appreciating all the service men and women and their sacrifice … we shine a light to support and help save lives … @guyritchie @justintheroux @brooklynbeckham
On day two, he did his push-ups atop a piano…that was being played by his friend David Gardner.
On day three, Beckham did the push-ups with decidedly less fanfare. The point is, he’s still doing them.
Day 3 of the #22pushupchallenge to raise awareness of the devastating effects of PTSD on the lives of servicemen, servicewoman & their families. I won’t be posting these everyday so as not to clutter your feed but trust that I will be doing them and you will see the evidence. This cause is too important to me….
The number 22 is significant because that’s how many veteran suicides there are every day. Beckham doing anything in his underwear is a sure way to raise awareness for pretty much anything. This cause is a good one.
[featured image via Instagram/@DavidBeckham]
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