Teach me how to Plank

Recently, I learned of this new insane activity, which doesn’t require anything but a crazy mind. Readers, let me present my newly-found addiction, PLANKING. Thanks to Mean from whom I’ve first seen plank photos.

Planking is also known as the lying down game wherein one is expected to lay down with face touching the ground and with both hands, at a pointed direction, touching the sides of the body. And oh boy, I’ve seen so much crazy plank photos over the net.

Surprisingly, this activity has rules. Planking can’t be considered planking if you miss out even just one.

  1. You must always lay face down, ensuring your face remains expressionless for the duration of the Plank.
  2. Your legs must remain straight, and together with toes pointed.
  3. Your arms must be placed by your side, held straight and fingers pointed.
  4. You must make it known that you are Planking. Saying ‘I am Planking’ usually get this across. Sternly announcing it will ensure a good result.
  5. Your safety should always be considered. Properly thought through Planking procedures should always go to plan. Never put your self at undue risk.
  6. Every Plank that is captured must be named.

The origin of Planking is unclear as many has claimed to have started this craze. I don’t care, really.

And here are some of its name according to country:

  • 시체놀이 – playing dead, South Korea
  • à plat ventre – on one’s belly, France
  • extreme lying down – Australasia
  • facedowns – USA and Ireland
  • Planking – Australia, New Zealand, and worldwide

My planking shots.

Chair Plank
Munchkin Plank
OneWay Plank
UnionPlank (taken in front of a UnionBank branch)
Surf Plank

Click HERE for more of my Planking photos. Plank safe, everyone!

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    1. Renz, unfortunately, some people find it as “mukhang tanga.” I had to delete one of my FB friends for calling it as such. Hahaha.

      And thank you, let’s plank! 🙂

        1. To each his own. Hayaan na lang natin sila. Burahin na lang sa mundo para walang away. Hihihihi

  1. I love it sooooooo much!
    I didn’t know there were rules also. Thought planking seems very self-explanatory naman. Hahaha.

    1. Oh di ba, hindi lang basta-basta ang planking. 😀

      Sa lahat ng makasalubong mo, say: PLANK YOU ALL! hehehe

    1. Ipo-post ko nga dapat sa page ng bagets yung photo sa plane kaya lang baka ma-ban ako kasi puro plank photos nipo-post ko. hehe

      Thanks sa oneway plank, andami may gusto! 🙂

  2. Hi! First time visitor from New Zealand po. Found your article entertaining. And the photos too! Planking also has a following here. Yung hindi nga lang maganda, some people plank on the railroad tracks!

    I don’t think I can plank suspended, as I have gained weight these last few years. haha

  3. Hi Nick from Down Under! ☺

    I thank you for the compliments. Planking is real fun! You’d just laugh after being stupid. Yun nga lang, yung iba they think it’s cool kapag mas risky yung shots.

    Share your plank photos na rin. Cheers! ☺

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