Montreal fitness enthusiast Dana Glowacka has set a new world record for the longest plank held by a woman earlier in May. She surpassed the previous record by 50 minutes, CTV News Montreal reported.
Glowacka, a self-proclaimed fitness enthusiast, has been rigorously training in several types of yoga, and now held the plank position for four hours and 20 minutes. In doing so, she shattered the world record for the female plank. The previous record was three hours and 30 minutes.
Glowacka set the record at the First International Plank Training Conference in Naperville, IL on May 18.
“When it gets very uncomfortable, I just close my eyes and get reconnected,” she said about the strategies she applies when it’s hard to keep up. “In planking, you have walls to break through. They come and go,” she added.
On asking how does it feel to maintain such a position for so long? Glowacka said, “It was uncomfortable in my hips. Planking is a mind-set.”
Glowacka says her son inspired her to take on this challenge. She dedicated the record to her son saying, “He found the [original] record, showed me the picture, and said, ‘Mom, it looks easy, you can do it. He gives me the motivation to keep going.”
In an Instagram post, she also thanked her brother for the support. “My brother surprised me with a literally 24 hours trip to just support me and push the button of starting and ending line of the new world record set for the Longest Abdominal Plank of 4hrs, 20min. Here, he is…my brother, standing strong by my side like an Angel,” she wrote sharing a photo with him while doing the plank.
The holder of the record for longest male plank is China’s Mao Weidong, who held the position for eight hours and one minute on May 14, 2016.
Glowacka is eyeing the Guinness World Records for her record to get acknowledged there.
Feature Image Credit: Dana Glowacka / Instagram