Czech man holds plank position for over 9 hours, breaks world record

Watch: Czech Man Holds Plank Position For Over 9 Hours, Breaks World Record

Josef Salek tested the limits of his endurance.

Attempting the mental and physical challenge of maintaining the stomach plank, a man from the Czech Republic broke a world record.

Czech athlete Josef Salek, aka Joska, pushed through the pain to set a new world record for the longest time in an abdominal plank position (male) at a staggering 9 hours, 38 minutes and 47 seconds, according to Guinness World Records.

He broke Guinness World Record set in 2022 by Australian Daniel Scali, who held his plank for 9 hours, 30 minutes and 1 second.

Josef, a therapist, lecturer and personal development coach, better known as Joska, took on the gigantic challenge at the AVATAR festival at the Park Hotel in Pilsen, Czech Republic, on May 20.

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Joska’s story is inspiring, where he completely overtakes his life philosophy.

“Five years ago I was 15 kilos (33 lb) overweight. I used to be fond of alcohol and cigarettes. But a certain life-changing moment brought me to this transformation, so what I want to give to the world is that whatever your age , you can just make changes to feel happier, more vital and healthier,” he told Guinness World Records.

“That’s really the message I wanted to spread by breaking the record.”

“I am a happy person today. I am grateful for what I experienced and managed, because today it can inspire many to see that it is possible to overcome any unpleasant circumstance and push the physical and mental limits beyond our fantasy.”

To oversee Joska’s record attempt, Guinness World Records judge Jack Brockbank was there.

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