Ex-US Marine, 62, sets world record for longest plank with eight-hour PB

A fearless ex-US Marine has set the world record for the longest plank at the age of 62.

George Hood, 62, maintained the abdominal position for a staggering eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds.

Nine years earlier Mr Hood, a previous Drug Enforcement Administration supervisory special agent, set a world record of one hour and 20 minutes.

He told CNN: "It's 4-5 hours a day in the plank pose.

"Then I do 700 pushups a day, 2,000 sit-ups 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."

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"When it gets tough, you know what I do? I turn that music up so loud, you'd think you're at a rock concert. I always had a fantasy of being a rock star back in the '80s.

"And at least for those eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds, I was a rock star. When the numbness sets in, I'm generally pretty good It's just a matter of being tired and wanting to stop.

"When you're in a combat situation, and even in law enforcement with the agents that I used to work with, we get involved in shootings.

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"Some people don't handle it well because they're burdened with other issues that are running in the background, whether it be marital issues, kid issues or financial problems.

"Sometimes those things can push people over the edge and they don't know how to flush it out, how to talk about it."

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