Core strength: Illinois man breaks record with 10-hour plank

NAPERVILLE, Illinois -- It's not official, but a man in Naperville, Illinois, appears to have set a new world record for the longest planking session.

Planking is when people hold their bodies up using just their elbows and feet. Planks are often done during workouts to develop core strength.

George Hood planked for 10 hours and 10 minutes at the YMCA in southwest suburban Downers Grove. He reportedly beat the old record by two hours.

He was raising money for a program that helps Chicago children who have been exposed to violence.

A veteran Marine officer and retired DEA agent, Hood just turned 60, according to

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