Planking is the intricate art of lying face-down in a plank position (refer to new-comers guide to planking) in unusual public spaces, judged by the level of difficulty, creativity, location and technique involved in the plank.
Planking began at the 2011 Australian swimming championships when finalist Kris “Plank” Taylor, planked off the blocks in the final of the men’s 100m Freestyle. After recording his 89th 50.30 for the year, (breaking the all-time record held by Johans Voight of Germany) he “planked” it on the scoreboard as a salute to all his supporters. Some say his plank was more impressive and more memorable than his record.
Planking is believed to become the next extreme sport to be available at the Olympics level of competition.
A newcomer’s guide to planking
· Lay face down
· Arms by your side
· Legs together and straight
· Body needs to be straight, level and rigid
· Planking style involves the level of creativity,difficulty and location of the plank.
· Be creative. Plank in ways that have not been done before.
· The difficulty of the plank can vary depending on the structure or support provided under the plank.
(can range from floor plank to a coke can plank)
The fine art of planking by Yeshmin