At SpeedEndurance, I like to cover strength endurance just for fun.
One of the popular articles on this Blog is my former training partner Matt Bogdanowicz and his 60 second pull up record. (It has since been broken, but hey, records are made to be broken) This challenge was a training prep for his 30 minute pull up attempt back in 2007.
And then we have the amazing Alicia Weber who continues to set records in every strength and agility record out there… and she’s a woman!
In fact, last week Alicia Weber performed 802 consecutive perfect push-ups in one hour. After finishing the push-ups, Weber performed a plank exercise while reciting a published poem!
What about the Plank?
I wrote about the effectiveness of the plank in a past article Isometrics and Ab Core Exercises – The Hidden Secret? and how I thought (at the time) 2 minutes was a great milestone. Beginners can aim for 1 minute as a goal.
And the World Record for the Plank?
(**SPOILER ALERT – see below the video for the result**)
Click here for the video on YouTube, or use the player below.
The new world record for the plank is 1 hour, 20 minutes and 5.01 seconds set by George Hood in 2011.