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Plank Record Broken by Woman Who Held It For 4 Hours

Planking is an exercise where you lie with your face down, your toes touching the ground, and your elbows bent on the ground. Basically, your elbows bear the entire weight of your body.

On an average, a human being can hold a plank for 5 minutes at a stretch. Any minutes more, and your core might feel like it’s burning.

But Dana Glowacka, a fitness blogger from Montreal, Canada, set a new world record in planking in May 2019.

At the 1st International Plank Training Conference in Naperville, Illinois, Glowacka managed to hold a plank for 4 hours and 20 minutes straight.

Maria Kalimera from Cyprus, who had been able to go through a plank for 3 hours and 30 minutes, was the previous record holder for the Women’s International Planking Record. But with Glowacka’s achievement, the previous record was smashed.

In fact, Glowacka surpassed the previous record of Kalimera’s by no less than 50 minutes. By setting a new world record for the Longest Female Abdominal Plank, she showed everyone what real strength is, and can be. “It takes the mind to keep the body up,” she said on one of her Instagram posts about the event. On another, she wrote, “Planking is a mindset.”
But how did she do it?

While planking for so long, Glowacka admitted that she feels uncomfortable, especially in her hips. But when it gets too long to bear, her mantra is to close her eyes and reconnect to her mind. She keeps telling herself that she can do this.

In planking, so many walls spring up in front of you. You break through those walls, and they spring up again.

During Glowacka’s planking event, her brother came over to support her after a 24-hour-long trip. He stood by her all through the 4 hours and 20 minutes like a guardian angel, Glowacka said, thanking him for his support.

She was motivated by her son to take up this planking challenge. After winning the record, Glowacka dedicated it to her son.

There’s nobody like family when you need them!
Plank Record Broken by Woman Who Held It For 4 Hours Plank Record Broken by Woman Who Held It For 4 Hours Reviewed by Tim on May 08, 2020 Rating: 5

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