And, it's not the first time he's broken a world plank record. He did it in 2011 when he held it for 1 hour and 20 minutes. But when he tried to set it again in 2016, he lost to Mao Weidong from China, who held a plank for 8 hours, 1 minute and 1 second.
Determined to reclaim his title, Hood trained every day for an average of 7 hours for the 18 months leading up to the official day. "It's 4-5 hours a day in the plank pose," Hood told CNN. "Then I do 700 pushups a day, 2,000 situps a day in sets of a hundred, 500 leg squats a day. For upper body and the arms, I do approximately 300 arm curls a day." In total, Hood did around 2,100 hours of planking to prepare for the event, according to Guinness World Records.