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Longest Plank Exercise With Arms Extended


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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada / December 16, 2011

Darryl Learie performed a plank exercise on concrete with his arms fully extended that lasted for 26 minutes, 48.08 seconds.

- must attempt record on any hard surface
- arms must remain straight during the attempt
- must provide video evidence


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  • Germany Baraa Solieman

    you are awesome, keep it up

  • The Internet Stefan Vass

    As much as I didn't watch it for the whole hour that's decent!! Good job

  • United States Michael James

    That is truly amazing Flavio! Awesome job!

  • France Guillaume Bourgeois

    A performance that commands respect. Congratulations!

  • Canada Darryl Learie

    This should be on the editors picks, Awesome Job my dear good friend Falvio !

  • Australia Peter Craig

    This is a phenomenal effort. Well done again Darryl.

  • Canada Darryl Learie

    Finally, it's verified :D This attempt was an absolutely brutal effort. But I believe now - I will take this exercise to newer and higher dimensions ;)

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Just a warning on this one for those willing to try it; from my dismal attempt of just under 2 minutes I did at least two days ago, my stomach is still hurting - so be careful straining too far or attempting without preparation/stretching :)

  • Canada Darryl Learie

    I would be Rob definately :D

  • United States Rob Birdsong

    I like Peters suggestion about "any hard floor". Darryl would that be okay by you?

  • Canada Darryl Learie

    Hey Peter, thanks for the love much appreciated :D Thankfully - I credit my endurance to my finger-planks, one-arm, and push-up exercises which all utilize the stomach, and shoulder muscles used in this particular exercise.

    1:30 is a fantastic time :) I would say keep pushing your time longer each time you do it (when you plateau) Than for example plank for say 1:00 minute, do 20 push-ups (whatever), and try for another plank best.

    Introducing an eclectic mix of those exercises that use similer muscles mixed in your training will help tremendously breaking those plateau's.

    What breaks me is mostly 'will-power', and that stupid clock that 'ticks to every second' - I would really rather not be aware of every little second that passes by (it presents a pyschological barrier).

    Cheers, friend

  • Australia Peter Craig

    I mentioned before, this is very boring to sit through and watch but at the same time a fantastic example if you ever want to watch pure determination and perseverance. Also with that said, I've now watched it twice :)

  • Australia Peter Craig

    I would vote to revise criteria on this one to include "any hard floor" which covers cement/concrete, wood or tiles although it would be interesting to know what amount of difference this would make.

  • Australia Peter Craig

    You need to try this yourself to be able to appreciate how impressive it really is. Can you explain what you're feeling through the process Darryl, and what eventually breaks you at the end? What are the issues you have after the attempt and what are some tips for preparing to do it? Do you do any stretches or prepping before hand? For the record, my current PB is only 1:30 (on hard floor) but I'd like to try and continue improving to be within your league.

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