A FITNESS fan fought through the pain to break a world record by holding an abdominal plank pose for 9 1/2 hours.
28-year-old Daniel Scali carried out the record-breaking feat to raise awareness of hidden disabilities. He has suffered from complex regional pain syndrome (CPRS) in his left arm since he was 12 years old.
He said, “Knowing that I went longer than ever, knowing that I pushed harder and gave it my all, it was worth it.”
“After my body caught up with the board, my arm would intermittently shoot a pain in my neck.
“This was extremely difficult to handle, as I wanted to raise my arm to deflect the pain, so I had to really focus on not breaking the board.
The fitness buff admits that he vomited during the attempt due to the amount of pain he endured and that he had to meditate to stay focused.
Daniel, from Adelaide, Australia, only made his first board in November.
His condition was triggered when at age 12 he fell from a trampoline and broke his left arm, but even after the bone healed, the boy suffered waves of intense pain.
He was diagnosed with CRPS, which is where the brain sends the wrong messages to an injured area, causing more pain than would be expected from the injury.
A 62-year-old man set the previous record of eight hours and 15 minutes.