SMWI*: Plank This


GrindTV: Chinese Man Sets World Planking Record:

Mao Weidong is a 43-year old Beijing special policy deputy commander and member of Beijing SWAT team.

He set a planking world record for the longest time in an abdominal plank position with an incredible duration of 4 hours, 26 minutes.

Resting only on his elbows and tiptoes, Mao proceeded to smash the previous planking world record of 3 hours, 7 minutes and 15 seconds set by American athlete George Hood in 2013.

So, to show I still had it, I gave it a whirl. I lasted a full 90 seconds, the last 30 seconds of which my body was fully contorted. After collapsing, I noted that I lay in the recovery-face-first position longer than when I was in the plank position. (Now there’s an athlete!)

Mao Weidong, you are SuperMan.


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  1. Whoo. And he’s SWAT??!! That man is so fit, I hope the local criminals have the good sense to run away in terror.

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  2. Hmmmm. A challenge? Ah, no.

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  3. Amazing… The muscular endurance is tough. At a more prosaic level, didn’t he need to pee?

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  4. I can only think of how my calves would have cramped had I been in plank position that long.

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  5. even to consider 4 minutes and 26 seconds makes me quiver, let alone 4 hours and 26 minutes. superman.

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  6. Hmmm …. 30 seconds kills me … I bow to both this superhuman guy and to Kanigan:)

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  7. I can do a plank for about 2 minutes, but I certainly don’t see the point of 4 hours and whatever minutes.

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  8. Geez. Think of the core strength.

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  9. It’s a good thing he isn’t married to me–my birthday is December 30th! In your honor, David (o.k., because I felt a challenge in this post) I did a 4 minute plank. Tag, you’re it!

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  10. my neck hurts just looking at that!
    🙂 MJ

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  11. My gym owner/trainer cannot, no, MUST NEVER see this!
    I’m very impressed!!

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  12. 90 seconds is pretty good David!
    Keep working up to 2 mins every day and you will have core strength to keep your back healthy for life 🙂
    Val x

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  13. Catching up on posts missed while away. Planking–great exercise and a bear to do. We do 2-minute planks three times every Core class, and I can safely say that this man has my undying admiration. These puppies are no joke!

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