Plank is a superb exercise that can help you in reshaping your body. However, it is not that easy especially at the age of 62. Most people have difficulty planking for just minutes at a time, but George Hood of Naperville, Illinois — who is also a retired Drug Enforcement Administration supervisory special agent, has shown that it’s possible to push the boundaries at any age with perseverance and a strong mindset. George Hood broke the male world record for holding an abdominal plank. He kept the painful position for an astounding 8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds. Yes, you read that right! Also Read - This is The Correct Way to do a Plank

He surpassed the previous record of eight hours and one minute, which was held by Mao Weidong in China in 2016. Also Read - Andhra Pradesh Woman Delivers Twins at The Age of 74, Breaks Record



According to CNN, George Hood set the same record once before, in 2011, when he held a plank for an hour and 20 minutes. As per the reports in Daily Mail, for the last 18 months George would train for 7 hours a day admitting to having done nearly 6,00,000 sit-ups, 2,70,000 push-ups and one plank that had lasted for 10 hours. Also Read - 3 Plank Variations For a Killer Core

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The hardcore former US Marine and DEA Supervisory Special Agent Hood is no stranger to record-breaking, but this record is truly incredible.

Know The Health Benefits of Plank:

  • Improves core definition and performance
  • Decreases your risk of injury in the back and spinal column
  • You’ll experience an increased boost to your overall metabolism
  • You’ll significantly improve your posture
  • Enhances Bone and Joint Health
  • Boosts Mood and Relieves Stress

*Practice planks in sets so that you can do more number of reps at a time