A 62-year-old US man has proved age has no limits by setting a new male Guinness World Record for holding the longest plank position.
George Hood, a former US marine and DEA Special Agent held the abdominal plank position for eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds on February 15 in Chicago, Illinois.
But this isn't his first fitness record-breaker - in 2011 Hood set record planking time of 1 hour and 20 minutes. But in 2016, Mao Weidong from China smashed this, holding a plank for eight hours, 1 minute and 1 second.
Determined to reclaim the title, his training schedule was a full-time job. He trained seven hours a day for 18 months leading up to the event.
"It's 4-5 hours a day in the plank pose," Hood told CNN.
"Then I do 700 pushups a day, 2,000 situps a day in sets of a hundred, 500 leg squats a day. For upper body and the arms, I do approximately 300 arm curls a day."
According to Guinness World Records, Hood did around 2100 hours of planking before the big day. He completed several training camps and prepared by doing a practice attempt which lasted ten hours.
But eight hours of planking is enough for Hood, as after Guinness World Records adjudicator, Philip Roberston, confirmed he had broken the record he announced his days of plank record attempts are over.
Dana Glowacka from Canada holds the female world record for planking, who holds the time for four hours, 19 minutes and 55 seconds in 2019, according to Guinness World Records.