George Hood the former marine is an absolute legend... Planking for 8 hours would be near impossible for a 20 year old Olympian, much less this 62 year old man. He is a total machine worth reading about.
On 2.15.20 Hood held a plank for 8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds, which Guinness World Records confirmed was the new record.
The female record is currently held by Dana Glowacka from Canada, who held a plank for 4 hours, 19 minutes and 55 seconds last year, according to Guinness World Records.
Hood, the former US Marine and retired DEA special agent, beat the record in 2011 but was eventually bested.
The Naperville, Illinois native, said he was determined to reclaim his title. He trained every day for an average of 7 hours for the 18 months leading up to the record keeping day.
"It's 4-5 hours a day in the plank pose, 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," George told an interviewer.
Hood said the phases of prolonged planking are similar to the walls one encounters while running a marathon.
Hood said if anyone wants the record to "come at me bitch." on his Instagram story.