Real Men of BAMFness: George Hood

George Hood is a former Marine (though I gather from friends who are Marines that it is always a present tense thing; once you become a Marine, you are a Marine. Forever. So apologies in advance if use of the word “former” is inappropriate. No disrespect intended. Rank was not given in the article, which is why I didn’t give one.) and a personal trainer. He is 54. On December 3, 2011, he broke the current world record for the plank position – 50min – by holding it for a staggering 1hour, 20 minutes, and 5.01 seconds. Hood had previously set four world records – for the longest period of time spent jumping rope (13:12:11 – nice symbolic time there…) and three times for the longest period of time on a stationary bike (2007, 2008, & 2010). He has since lost that record but has publicly stated it is his next goal to reclaim it. The full story of the record breaking feat can be found on the Beacon News website. I am guessing that his drill instructors at Paris Island probably got tired of giving him PT before he ever tired of doing it…
GH, you are a BAMF!

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