Try This 2-Minute Plank Test to Measure Your Overall Fitness
If you can hold an abdominal plank position for at least two minutes, it’s a sign that you’re fairly fit. If you cannot, you're likely lacking in core strength, which is important for overall movement stability and strength.
Being unable to hold a plank for two minutes may also indicate that you're carrying too much weight and may benefit from shedding a few pounds. For a boost of inspiration, take a look at the following video featuring George Hood, the current Guinness World Record holder for longest-held abdominal plank. He nabbed the record by holding plank position for a staggering 1 hour, 20 minutes, and 7 seconds. The prior record for longest time in abdominal plank position was 50 minutes and 11 seconds by Richard Hazard.