Thursday, December 22, 2011


     Good morning guys and gals. Just a matter of days till X-mas. Just wanted to let you guys know that this will be my last post till after Christmas. It's about to get busy, as you can well imagine, and I don't want to fool myself or you folks that I can throw down some daily rambles. So I'll just stop stalling and get to it.

     Did you check out the video above? Well it's 54 year old George Hood holding the plank position for 1 hour 20 minutes and 5 seconds. Impressive much? I believe so! I mean talk about solid core strength. Seeing as how the first record was set at about 19 minutes, the moved to 32 minutes, then 36, and (prior to George's record) about 50 minutes. That means the record was broken by 30 minutes. So, how does someone get to this.

     It's reported that George spends about 7 hours training. 90 minutes are spent practicing the plank, then he finishes it off with a nice easy 200-400 pushups, about 2,000 sit-ups and crunches... oh and finish it up with about 4 hours on the bike. No one can say that George wasn't prepared for his record breaking feat.

     One thing is also for sure. Aside from being physically prepared, George had to be mentally prepared as well. You can see in the video that George is in some serious pain. Just like a CrossFit WOD can bring the pain, you have to be mentally strong to push through. Hell, anyone that's held  a plank position for 3-5 minutes things can get a little spicy.

     All I'm saying is were all trying to be our own personal George Hood... physically prepared and mentally ready for a challenge. We're preparing ourselves for any challenge that comes along. Post any thoughts, comments or questions below. Be motivated, motivate others... and do burpees!

3,2,1 GO!

December Burpee Challenge:
22/31 Completed, 253 Burpees Total


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