Josef Schaerek, a Czech man, has broken the Guinness World Records for the longest abdominal plank position (male). Holding a plank for even a minute is considered to be a small accomplishment, so holding it for a prolonged period seems to be excruciating. However, Sharlek held the position for 9 hours, 38 minutes, and 47 seconds, achieving the feat in front of cheering festival-goers during the AVATAR Festival at the Park Hotel in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
Previously, Daniel Scully from Australia held the record with a time of 9 hours, 30 minutes, and 1 second. Sharlek, also known as Joska, is listed as a therapist, lecturer, and personal development coach on her website.
The story of Sharlek is one of grit and determination. In an interview, he disclosed that five years ago, he was 15 kilos overweight and enjoyed alcohol and cigarettes. Sharlek emphasized how making changes and being positively motivated can result in feeling happier, more energetic, and healthier. He wanted to spread this message and inspire others to accomplish the same by breaking world records.
Sharlek concludes by saying that he is now a happy person and grateful for the opportunity to inspire. His victory can inspire people to achieve their best selves, to feel happier and healthier, simply by making positive changes.