Over 2,000 planking enthusiasts came together this Sunday to accomplish one mission: to collectively brace their abs harmoniously for the sake of a spot in the Guinness World Records. The bunch can now proudly brag that they were proud participants in “The most amount of people holding the plank at the same time”. Riveting.
The tummy resting event took place at the Galaxy SOHO in Beijing. The Chairman of SOHO China, Pan Shiyi, showed his strength by participating in the fun and one-upping most plankers by supporting himself with only one arm. Obviously someone had been practicing.
Also joining in was “Yoga Godness” Mu Qi Miya and former US Ambassador to China Gary Locke.
Incase you didn’t know, the current record for “longest plank ever held” is three hours, seven minutes and 15 seconds, as carried out by an American named George Hood. We would like to know how he had the time.
For all the planking virgins out there, why not try the 30 day plank challenge to get abs like Bruce Lee.
… or maybe not.
By Sophie Regan