This is an official Guinness World Record (GWR) attempt by 9x World Record holder George Hood at China's 2nd International World Cup Plank Challenge on May 14, 2016in Beijing,China. The event is being sponsored by Mens Health-China and George Hood is representing the USA Mens division. George has 2 of his crew members also participating in the challenge and they will be visible in the stream as well. Karen Coffee from TV's Naked and Afraid show will be representing the USA Women's division. Dana Glowacka from Montreal Canada is seeded #1 in the competition and will also be seen in the stream. Also in the stream you will see Coach Craig Thompson, Coach Christine Epstein and Ops Manager Mary Shanley.
On April 10 2016, George executed a 5:35:35 plank at the Way of Life Bootcamp facility in Oceanside CA in preparation for his trip to China. George will be assisted during his long plank by several members of Team Hood who will supervise his form and tend to all his physiological and cognitive needs during his plank, which is expected to last several hours.
In May 2015, George set the plank record at 5 hours, 15 minutes, 15 seconds and is now the undisputed leader of the plank. In September 2015, George set a first time world record for the "weighted plank with 40lbs on his back" with a time of 2 hours, 35 minutes, 35 seconds.
George has distinguished himself in the fitness industry with regard to his ability to sustain such extreme events and raise money for charity. Pls take note of the work being done by the various crew personnel during his attempt. These folks are volunteers who have partnered with George to sustain him thru his journey. Without them, his effort would not be possible.
You can reach George via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply chat with him here on U Stream. His crew will certainly let him know of your support. Enjoy the stream and thanks for the support!