9 hours, 30 minutes, and 1 second: Australian man sets new Guinness World Record for longest plank

According to guinnessworldrecords.com, Daniel Scali broke the previous record of eight hours, fifteen minutes, and fifteen seconds set by ex-marine George Hood from the United States in February last year.

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Australia, First Published Sep 7, 2021, 3:41 PM IST

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An Australian guy suffering from CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) broke the Guinness World Record for the longest plank held. The Adelaide guy set a new world record for the most extended period spent in the abdominal plank position (male). He managed to keep the core-busting position for 9 hours, 30 minutes, and 1 second, setting a new historical record in the process. 

According to guinnessworldrecords.com, Daniel Scali broke the previous record of eight hours, fifteen minutes, and fifteen seconds set by ex-marine George Hood from the United States in February last year. Scali’s tenure handily outlasted Hood’s, who was 62 at the time.

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On August 6, 2021, the Australian joined the Guinness Book of World Records, breaking what appeared to be an unattainable record. Scali had previously recorded 9 hours and 9 minutes in an unauthorised effort, which he successfully smashed this time.

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Scali has a chronic pain problem that causes virtually continuous and excessive pain and inflammation in his left arm. The discomfort is exacerbated by even the slightest pressure, movement, soft-touch, wetness, or wind.

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Following his diagnosis, he turned to fitness to manage his pain tolerance. Scalitrained himself physically as well as mentally. 
With his personal suffering experiences to draw on, he wanted to try the record to raise awareness about chronic pain problems. Scali has been working out for a long time to deal with his condition and build resilience. During this effort, he wore a compression sleeve on the CRPS-affected area of his arm. It enabled him to reduce some of his persistent pain. Scali confessed that, despite the band, the workout caused him excruciating agony.

Last Updated Sep 7, 2021, 3:41 PM IST

According to guinnessworldrecords.com, Daniel Scali broke the previous record of eight hours, fifteen minutes, and fifteen seconds set by ex-marine George Hood from the United States in February last year.

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