Man breaks planking record

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Former Marine George Hood has reclaimed the male Guinness World Record for the longest time spent in the plank position.

Hood, 62, first set the Guinness World Record in 2011 with a time of 1 hour, 20 minutes and 25 seconds. His new time – 8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds – beat the current record held by Mao Weidong. He set his record in 2016.

After reaching the new record Hood celebrated by doing 75 pushups.

The gruelling session burned an estimated 4,252 calories.

Hood has trained nearly seven hours a day for the past 18 months, which included, approximately 2,100 hours of plank time, 270,000 pushups and nearly 674,000 sit-ups.

Guinness World Records certified Hood’s record in Illinois, but he’s planked even longer in the past. He has completed a 10-hour plank certified by a different organization.

With the publicity surrounding his achievements, Hood hopes to raise mental health awareness.

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