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Dane sets new plank record

2015-05-29 14:38
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Cape Town - A Danish fitness instructor has reclaimed the Guinness World Record on Friday for the longest time in an abdominal plank position

Tom Hoel's, 51, time of 4 hours and 28 minutes was two minutes longer than the previous world record, set last September by Chinese police officer Mao Weidong.

An abdominal plank is a core-strengthening exercise that involves supporting the body’s full weight on the forearms, elbows, and toes. The exercise greatly strains the abdominals, shoulders, arms, and glutes. Even some professional athletes struggle to hold the position for more than a few minutes.

Hoel spent nine months training for this latest record attempt.

“I’ve had no alcohol the last four months, have eaten healthy foods, and focused a lot on getting enough sleep,” Hoel told the Local.


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