How long do you reckon you could hold a plank (or a hover as we call them at DPM) for?

Do you reckon you’d go alright?

Well I saw something the other day that made me think both you and I have a long way to go.

The world planking record was actually broken the other day – by a 62 year old bloke of all things.

Not who’d you’d normally expect to grab a world record of that type of feat of strength.

And the time?

8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds.

He then celebrated breaking the old record of 8 hours, 1 minute by knocking out 75 push ups. Just because he could.

Impressive no doubt and full credit to the bloke, but I can think of a few better things to do with 8 hours.

So how’d he do it?
He trained for 7 hours a day and in total reckons he did 2100 hours of planking to prepare.

Once again impressive.

But obviously, both you and I don’t have that time to commit to training so I daresay neither of us will be attempting to break the record.

It just goes to show though, that when you put your mind to something, no matter how big the obstacle is, you can get there if you do the work.

So congrats to George Hood, well done mate.

And after that victory, George has smartly decided to retire from any further contests.

But just to clarify, you don’t need to train for 7 hours a day to get some results (obviously!), so long as you’re doing something.

And making sure that this week was better than last week.

Enjoy the weekend.



PS – my source if you’re wondering? This BBC article here

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