MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As we’re about to see first-hand, Final Four athletes are in top physical condition. However, they might find it tough keeping up with one 71-year-old Minnetonka man.

Andy Steinfeldt said he spent his day at the Sabes Jewish Community Center trying to break the Guinness World Record for his age holding an abdominal plank position. According to the JCC, he held the plank for 38 minutes, breaking the previous record of 36 minutes, 58 seconds.

The motivational speaker and extreme senior athlete recently finished radiation treatment for prostate cancer.

(credit: CBS)

He says he does it to help motivate others to overcome challenges and maintain a positive attitude.

Comments (26)
  1. wait a minute it looks like he’s allowed to break plank to rest?

    1. Jim Guidry says:

      Side planks are still planks.

  2. Andrew James says:

    McCain been planking since Aug 25, 2018

    1. Bruce Harwell says:

      Yeah, but I think decomposing while planking is against the rules.

  3. 38 minutes! – I’ll give him a pass on moving from low to side and back. #Motivation

  4. Wow,2013 called, it wants its fad back

  5. Gary Siegel says:

    Sorry, he has the record for planking when “side planking” (whatever the hell that is) is allowed. What is the true record for planking?

  6. Try planking for three minutes, and understand.