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.
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.