For 62 years old, George Hood of Naperville, Illinois is a specimen of fitness and health. On February 15th, after over 2100 hours of preparation, the former Marine broke the Guinness Book record for holding the plank position. An astonishing 8:15:15 was spent in one of the most physical and challenging poses. Men's Health reported that for preparation George said, "It's four to five hours a day in the plank pose," Hood told CNN. "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."
Goerge says he's retiring from planking now, but has his sights set on the push-ups world record next.
See the full story from Men's Health here.