Planking is a sport that is rapidly growing in popularity. There are currently two teams in Utah, the Ogden Planking team and the SLC Planking team.
Planking is an activity becoming famous in various parts of the world. Australia, New Zealand and now Salt Lake City have teams participating in planking. Is it possible this worldwide activity is a joke?
According to Warren G., a member of the SLC Planking team, planking is a sport that should be taken seriously.
“You can’t be any geek of the street, got to be handy with the plank, if you know what I mean, earn your keep,” he said.
Planking is a game that consists of lying or balancing face down with your arms to your side in an unusual location. Taking a picture of this act and posting it on the Internet is a crucial part of the sport. Most seasoned players like to be sure to name their plank as well. The most creative and original plank with the most witnesses is the best. Announcing that you are about to perform a plank is also necessary before performing a plank.
Anyone can participate in planking after learning these few simple rules, which may be the reason for its drastic increase in popularity. It became popular in Britain by summer of 2009. Planking became well-known in the United States and Ireland in 2010. Australia and New Zealand are the most recent to add this activity to their mainstream just this year.
SLCC student David Bobo does not believe planking is a serious activity.
“I Plank every night when I go to sleep,” he said.
Bobo’s comment portrays planking as a joke while SLC Planking team members put a lot of effort into this activity. They have created a Facebook page to gain a fan base and also show off their best planks.
To find out more or see pictures of SLC Planking team in action visit facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/SLC-Planking-Team/226505070708980.