THE PEOPLE’S PLANK
Recruits of Company A "war cry" while in the plank position aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 10. Recruits "war cry" to help keep their motivation high during their physical training sessions.
Recruits of Company A "war cry" while in the plank position aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 10. Recruits "war cry" to help keep their motivation high during their physical training sessions.
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Former Marine Officer Sets World Record For Longest-Held Plank

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George Hood, a former Marine officer and retired Drug Enforcement Administration agent, broke the world’s record for the longest-held plank on Saturday, holding the uncomfortable pose for five hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds. Hood’s plank — dubbed “The People’s Plank” — took place during a fundraiser for the Semper Fi Fund, a charity that helps raise money for injured and wounded service members.

“There are injured Marines that come back from the fight, who have suffered life-altering injuries and the discomfort that I feel right now pales in comparison to that which they feel,” said Hood, while holding the abdominal plank position.

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