Fitness and yoga enthusiast Dana Glowacka’s feat of strength makes your one-minute planks look like absolutely nothing!
Planking can be an easy workout for you, but for some people, it’s the most difficult and the toughest exercise they’ve ever tried in their lives.
Some of us can’t even imagine positioning our bodies in the same spot for even a couple of minutes.
Well, that’s not the case with Dana Glowacka. She’s the master of planks!
The Canadian mom and yoga instructor earned a place in the Guinness World Records after holding a plank for over four hours. She broke the record with a total of 4 hours and 20 minutes.
The previous world record was held by Maria Kalimera, who was able to remain in that position for about 3 hours 31 minutes. Since 2015, no one has been able to break it until now.
Dana has had years of training, mainly through her yoga practices. And in preparation for breaking the world record, she contacted George Hood, who’s a 2014 male holder for the longest plank.
In an interview, Dana revealed that she was involved with “long training sets each day, with a vision to be the best I can and make my son proud.”
She also explained that this level of skill wasn’t achieved overnight. In fact, during her first plank, she only lasted for five minutes. But through focus, motivation and coaching from her trainer, she persevered the training.
“Once I did, he helped me accomplish 2 hours and 25 minutes in one set.”
She got her chance to set the record at the International Plank Marathon in Naperville, Illinois. She admitted that it was so encouraging to have many people in her corner.
“Family and friends and so many supporters, near and far, helped me to hold strong till the finish line.”
During the competition, Dana knew she had what it takes to surpass the world’s plank record because even in her previous training, she was able to achieve a plank of 4 hours and 1 minute, exceeding the world record by roughly a half-hour.
This also means that her time at the Illinois competition was her personal best, by 19 minutes.
Dan encouraged her fans to pursue their personal dreams regardless of what it takes.
“Just do it, do it right, train for it, and believe in yourself … for a stronger, healthier and happier life.”