This Man Decided To Set A World Record By Doing Something Ridiculously Difficult

If you don’t have a good core, then planks are a pretty difficult exercise. They look fairly simple, but trust me it’s not easy. A plank is basically where you start in the push-up position on your arms and hold it for 30 seconds to a minute… or longer if you’d like. The best time I’ve been able to hold the plank has been roughly two minutes, or somewhere around that time.


Weidong, during his amazing record performance


Well, Mao Weidong, a member of Beijing’s SWAT team has completely destroyed my record, and any other record for that matter, by holding a plank position for 4 hours and 28 minutes….. An official Guinness World Record.

The previous world record was 3 hours and 7 minutes



He was officially awarded his certificate


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