George Hood, a 62-year-old former Marine Corps officer has set a new Guinness World Record for longest time spent in the plank position. If that wasn’t enough, he celebrated the victory with 75 pushups immediately afterwards. Hood held a previous world record in 2011 with a 1 hour, 20 minutes and 25 seconds plank.
It’s estimated that Hood burned an estimated 4,252 calories during the 8-hour session. He has been training every day for seven hours for the past year and a half that has totalled to 2,100 hours of plank time, 270,000 pushups and nearly 674,000 sit-ups, according to the organization.
— George E. Hood (@trainer4663) February 21, 2020
The former marine is hoping to use the attention to his physical strength to raise mental health awareness. He is worried about the suicide rates among men in service and wants to show that physical activities help to purge personal issues and negative thoughts. Hood is now on a mission to break the record for the most pushups in an hour.