On February 15, George Hood, a 62-year-old former Marine, held a plank for 8 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds, which Guinness World Records confirmed as the new record.
If there’s a lesson to be learned from this, Hood said it’s this:
“Anybody can do what I do.”
“Everybody has to start somewhere,” Hood said. “Every tree that’s planted has roots. Once that tree is planted, and those roots start to grow, whether it be 30 seconds or a minute or 5 minutes or an hour (of holding a plank), you start repeating the process and taking care of your tree. It will grow, and you will improve, and you will actually get better.”