Joska, a Czech athlete known as Josef Salek, has achieved an extraordinary feat by setting a new world record for the longest time spent in an abdominal plank position among males. His astonishing accomplishment amounts to an impressive duration of 9 hours, 38 minutes, and 47 seconds.
The previous record holder, Daniel Scali from Australia, had managed to maintain the abdominal plank position for 9 hours, 30 minutes, and one second. It’s worth noting that the abdominal plank is widely recognized as one of the most challenging exercises, often causing individuals to struggle even to sustain the posture for a mere minute.
Joska, a therapist, teacher, and personal development consultant, embraced the challenge on May 20 during the AVATAR festival held at the Park Hotel in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Before this pivotal moment, Joska’s lifestyle had been marked by excessive habits and poor health. However, a life-altering event prompted him to reassess his choices, leading him to become a motivational coach and make significant changes.
Reflecting on his transformation, Joska shared, “Five years ago, I was 15 kilograms (33 pounds) overweight and battling addiction to alcohol and cigarettes.” He believes that a defining moment in his life catalyzed his profound change. Moreover, he emphasizes, “I want to convey to the world that regardless of age, anyone can make simple changes to experience greater happiness, vitality, and improved health.”
By shattering the previous world record, Joska aimed to convey precisely this message to the world. His exceptional achievement is a testament to the possibilities within each individual, inspiring others to pursue positive transformations in their own lives.