Planking: It’s Not Just an Exercise Anymore

I was minding my own business on Twitter tonight when I kept seeing the word “planking” in my timeline and I wondered what was going on. The plank that I’m familiar with is the exercise where you face down and prop yourself up on your elbows and hold it there. GREAT for core strength. But this ain’t that. This is just foolishness. So Patrik Ian Polk defined “planking” for us as:

#PLANKIN is the art of layin facedown in unusual public places & photographing it. The game is judged on creativity & difficulty

You mean people get down on the ground in random places and this is some sort of worldwide game that no one really wins? Oh, it’s not just the ground? It’s anywhere with a surface? OH.

Theo, that is the dumbest thing I ever heard. So people are using their creativity for THIS and not stuff like solving global issues like receding hairlines, the mystery of what makes up Nicki Minaj’s ass and what happened to Whoopi Goldberg’s eyebrows? Instead, folks are opting to get their clothes dirty while planking??? Chile…

Folks are getting arrested. And hurt. And dying from planking. Yes, people have DIED while planking. I’m not sure I have much sympathy for folks who met their end planking in dangerous places. Like on the edge of a cliff. Or on the rail on an overpass. Or this dude in Australia who planked on the top of his balcony and plummeted to his death. St. Peter ain’t gon be pleased to see you when he asks how you got to the gates and you talmbout “Planking.”

BUT! As dumb as planking is to do, seeing others do it is absolutely HILARIOUS!!! Here are some of the funniest/absurd/doing the most planks I saw. Here are:

10 Hilarious Planking Pictures

Planking in Walmart

This fool is planking on the #surveyor belt in Wal-Mart.

Planking black men

LMAO!!! This is why we can't have nice things. They REALLY thought this formation through, huh?

Planking baby

This poor baby is being made to plank at the grocery store. Parents, your children are not props.

Planking in the toilet

This broad took it too far. This is how folks end up with foot and mouth disease. SMH. Someone should flush that toilet.

Planking in jail

This negro is in jail planking. If he was only so clever when he was a free man. SMH.

There is ONE plank that had me CRYING laughing. But I won’t post is here because folks read my blog at work. If you want to see it, go HERE. DO NOT CLICK IT IF YOU ARE AT WORK. OR NEAR CHILDREN. With that being said, let’s keep the party going.

Planking dog

You know what...??? LMAO! They even got the damb dog planking.

Planking on a chimney

Planking on a chimney? one strong gust of wind and he #MightDontMakeit

Planking Obama

Someone photoshopped Obama planking. I. AM. DONE.

Planking at the altar

This man is planking at the altar. I ain't even mad at him. Few of these people do need to prostrate in front of the LORDT!

Planking Arrest

"Black folks been planking for years." - @ty_baby_10. *cries*

There are just SOOOOOOOO many more planking pictures. I almost laughed til I hiccuped because of them. I just decided to share these ones because they are foolery indeed.

Am I the only one hella amused by this? Would y’all participate in this? And feel free to share your favorite planking pics.

P.S. Oh yes, apparently, planking ain’t new but you know I’m late to all things.

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  1. B_Keps
    June 27, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    if you die during planking, you should immediately be considered for a Darwin award. some people just need something to aspire to, and if the Darwin makes you want to move towards “greatness” then who are we to get in your way? I on the other hand, will only be planking in my bed, or during yoga. but i’m boring.

  2. June 27, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    You have to really sit down and ask yourself this question–“are all my marbles in the bag?” I mean, come on. Take it from a former bag girl, the last place you wanna plank is on the register belt, LOL. SMH, these fools would get stuff thrown at them in my ‘hood, just laying there.

  3. Erin
    June 27, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! So now I’ve been sitting here for 45 mins looking at planking pics. CRAZY!

  4. June 27, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    I need to plank myself in some holy water after laughing at that Obama pic. But I got to give props to the girl with her head in the toilet for being the world’s most agile drunk

  5. JROC
    June 28, 2011 at 1:39 am

    DAMNNN~! I feel so uninformed. I JUST saw some lil girls doing this yesterday. I was at light and saw four lil “clear” girls trying to balance their friend on a hydrant near the intersection. I almost had a wreck trynna figure out what they were doing and why they mamma don’t know that they playin or “planking” in traffic.

    I wish I knew before I saw it in real life, maybe it woulda been more amusing. shit I stay late.

  6. Sha Sha
    June 28, 2011 at 1:43 am

    O_____O Okaaaayy. Luvvie I too was in the dark on this. Now I have questions. Who started this and more importantly, what, when, where and why??? High and/or drunk HAD TO BE part of the reason! Idk, my jury is still out on this one. I don’t…umm maybe if it….ok it might grow on me and become funny after I finish this 2nd drink? LOL!

  7. Angel
    June 28, 2011 at 7:26 am

    We should report those parents for making the baby plank! lol

    But I saw a friend post a pic on FB of her first plank…on a table (who knows where she was). I didn’t understand. I thought it was a yoga/meditation position because she looked so serene.

    • June 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      HA! @ her looking serene.

  8. Kay
    June 28, 2011 at 8:43 am

    So am I the only one trying to figure out how the cell mate has a camera phone in the pokey???? I’m just saying…..

    • MissMaryMack
      June 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm

      LOL I snuck a phone into jail before! I would have loved if I could’a gotten the chicks in there to strike a pose. #truestory

      • June 28, 2011 at 9:12 pm

        I just have many questions for you. Like what good time gone bad ended up w/ you in jail? And how did you sneak in a camera? I have questions!!!

        • MissMaryMack
          June 29, 2011 at 11:23 am

          let’s just say that SuperBowl party + slippery MN roads do not mix. and Triple D’s are great for smuggling things!

    • June 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm

      RIGHT!!! They got innanets in jail? Well damb! Nice set up they got there.

    • June 29, 2011 at 5:50 pm

      I used to talk to someone in jail who had an illegal cellphone *shrug*

      • June 29, 2011 at 7:32 pm

        mm… I’d like to hear the story behind this too. lolol

  9. stlunatic
    June 28, 2011 at 9:05 am
    • June 28, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      LMAO!!! Rosario’s funny.

  10. stlunatic
    June 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Oh God. . .Taj Mahal Plank



    Graduation Plank, aka “clear” people doing the most, Episode #4567A


    • June 28, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      *howls* at the Taj Mahal plank!!!! LMAOOOOOOO!!!

      And the graduation plank… LAWD!!! lol

  11. R-tholomew Soon
    June 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    The head-toilet chick looks smangable tho. She’s probably a freak too.

    • June 28, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      LMAO! I wanna say “you ain’t shit” but I don’t know you that well yet. lol

  12. manda
    June 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    That chick in the toilet is vile. When I was pregnant, I cleaned out the toilet after I used it. I couldn’t put my head over a dirty toilet. Just vile. Only at Wally World would that be allowed. THIS is why Target was allowed the Beyonce deluxe edition.

    • June 28, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      How could you put ur face in a toilet and think it’s ok???? iCan’t.

  13. keisha brown
    June 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    i LURVE the doggyplank.
    utter hilarity.

    • June 28, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      The dog plank had me snorting from laughing so hard.

      • August 5, 2011 at 12:26 am

        I cried…literally cried laughing at the doggy plank pic!

  14. Krista
    June 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I’m still side-eyeing the girl with her face in the toilet…
    I can’t even come up with a witty statement for her.. I’m just so….
    Lawd Jesus…

    • June 28, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      That fool there. Doing TOO much!

  15. June 28, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Was gonna declare that I ain’t never planked, cause I don’t even know what it is…til I saw these pictures. I have planked – unintentionally, usually trying to photograph an insect, flowe, animal or something. I’m a geek like that. I go hard for my nature photos.

    Oh, and the NSFW pic…hi.lar.ious! But why were his socks all dirty? LOL

  16. likeramona
    June 28, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Luv bug! You’ve done it yet again…introduced me to some ol’ random ass crazy and for that I.MUST.QUIT.U!
    *i’ll be back tomorrow #doe*

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  18. June 29, 2011 at 7:14 am

    This whole planking ordeal is truly out of hand!! LOL!!

    • June 29, 2011 at 10:35 am

      It sure is, but also hella funny to watch

  19. June 29, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    I was fine all day on Twitter. I was fine all though your post … until I saw the dog. I saw the dog and iDied.

    • June 29, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      Yeah the dog just bout did me in too.

  20. June 29, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    OMG *tears* I hate you!! Bwuhahahhaha

    I was late on that too Luvvie, I was like WTH is #planking *le sigh*

    On the serious I am not planking because first of all that shit ain’t sanitary and secondly I was reminded that this was the way they stacked slaves ………… there killed the laughter… smh

    • paintgurl40
      June 30, 2011 at 11:29 am

      i agree… idle hands & minds are the devil’s workshop!!!!

  21. bogart4017
    July 6, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Kinda reminds me of “stuffinf”
    …When you’d shove as many people in a phone as possible and take a picture.
    Not for the claustrophobic.