Mao Weidong last week set a new world record by holding the plank position for a whopping four hours and 26 minutes. It may not look too hard, but holding the plank position is notorious for being grueling test of a person’s core strength. This innocuous-looking bodyweight exercise puts strain on your abdominals, shoulders, arms and glutes, which all scream with increasing pain as every second ticks by.
September 26: 43-year-old Beijing special police deputy commander and member of the Beijing SWAT team Mao Weidong successfully challenged the ‘flat support’ Project Guinness Book of World Records. Mao Weidong insisted in 4 hours 26 minutes, because April 26 is the birthday of his wife.