The former US Marine lasted eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds to pass previous record holder Chinese police officer Mao Weirdong by nearly 14 minutes to enter the Guinness World Records accomplishment for the longest time in the plank position (male).
George Hood is single-handedly redefining age stereotypes with his most recent Guinness World Records accomplishment in Chicago, Illinois.
Most people who are active in the fitness world have difficulty holding this abdominal pose for more than 5-10 minutes, but at the age of 62, George showed that it’s possible to push the boundaries at any age with perseverance and a strong mindset.
In order to properly train for this event, the athlete underwent several training camps and fitness regiments, including doing 674,000 sit-ups, 270,000 push-ups and a practice attempt in which he lasted 10 hours and 10 minutes in 2018.
In total, he did around 2,100 hours of planking in preparation for this recent attempt.
After taking his place in the Guinness Book of World Records, Hood’s planking days may be over: he plans to focus on “other fitness endeavours.”