(U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ciarra C. Thibodeaux)

Yarrrrrrr, get ready to walk the plank, maties! Or, at least, hold yourself prone on your elbows for an extended period of time!

The Navy plans on adding a plank event to the service's physical readiness test in 2020, replacing sit-ups that are shown to "do more harm than good," Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced on Thursday.

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Not all heroes wear capes, and not all athletes play sports. Some of them, like retired U.S. Marine officer George Hood just exercise very, very intensely. In 2015, Hood set the Guinness World Record for “planking,” a competitive exercise that entails using one’s forearms and toes to keep the legs and torso elevated several inches above the ground, straight like a wooden plank.

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