Remember when planking was all the rage?
It’s no longer a viral social media challenge, but it does remain an excellent workout. The current Guinness World Record for the longest plank sits at 4 hours and 20 minutes, and the record-holder is someone you might not expect: a mom and yoga instructor in Canada.
Dana Glowacka’s first-ever plank attempt lasted for four minutes. Honestly, even that is pretty dang impressive — planking for just one or two minutes is too much for many people, myself included.
But Dana kept extending her time, and after years of work, she eventually reached a time of 2 hours and 5 minutes. She landed second place in the 2016 International World Cup Plank Challenge in Beijing.
She has more than doubled that time since then!
This year, Dana successfully set the new world record for the Longest Abdominal Female Plank hold.
Planking for over four hours is an impressive feat. Dana credits her achievement to willpower and a positive mindset.
She also says that her son was her inspiration and motivation.
“My son told me: ‘Mom you can do it!’ and the story of plank continues,” she wrote on Instagram. “I wanted to make my son proud that if he stay committed to what he really want, everything is possible. My son is my strength!”
Great job Dana!