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Whatitdo or Whatitdont? » Episode 1: Planking

Entertainment, Whatitdo/Whatitdont 15 Jul 2011   »   by TheWhatItDo
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What do y’all know about planking? Whether you think it’s the hottest new trend or the dumbest thing in the world, planking is something that no one can seem to avoid these days. Trending on Twitter, receiving media coverage from institutions like The Washington Post and CBS News, and enticing celebrities like Chris Brown, Blake Griffin and Justin Beiber to join in, planking is quite literally all around us.

While there are several websites claiming to be the “Official” planking site and many internet fans and haters debating over its origin or reasons to do it, the rules of planking seem to be fairly consistent.  More or less, you must:

  1. 1. Lay face down.
  2. 2. Keep your legs straight and your toes pointed.
  3. 3. Keep your arms by your sides.
  4. 4. Remain as stiff as a “plank” (get it?).

Check out our hosts Jordan and Adriana as they hit up Venice Beach in California to see if planking is Whatitdo or Whatitdont:


Tell us what YOU think! Does planking look cool? Or make you look like a tool?
Whatitdo or Whatitdont?

  • Isagirl

    Hmmm…. I’ll have to say, a What-To-Do if you’re BORED and need some type of entertainment. Is this trend gonna die out? Most definitely. lol Been in tha game for over three decades and this shall pass, possibly before most can ever even catch on.
    Hollywood, let’s try to find something with a bit more depth or meaning to do on your spare time. How bout helping an old lady across the street, picking up garbage if you see it or reading a good book that might inspire you to do a kind deed for an absolute stranger. Kindness begins with you. As the King Pop said it best, Heal the World… make it a better place, for YOU and ME and the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE 🙂 – Youth of Today, you are a chosen generation…… Let’s show’em that you are!

    Yours Truely,

    Quality Assurance

  • G_Writer

    WHATITDONT! Definitely! It’s totally going to die out. In fact I think it’s already starting to!

  • elle

    planking is super whatitdon’t….

  • Stacy Elle

    whatitdon’t!!!!!!!!! i mean, maybe if everytime someone planked someone gave a desperate kid some shoes, then planking would be more whatitdo……

  • Bunz

    I think planking is what it do…it’s a good core exercise, that more Americans should be doing 😉 just sayin <3

  • Nia

    A WhatItDont for sure!

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  • G_Writer

    WHATITDONT! Definitely! It’s totally going to die out. In fact I think it’s already starting to!

  • elle

    planking is super whatitdon’t….

  • Stacy Elle

    whatitdon’t!!!!!!!!! i mean, maybe if everytime someone planked someone gave a desperate kid some shoes, then planking would be more whatitdo……

  • Bunz

    I think planking is what it do…it’s a good core exercise, that more Americans should be doing 😉 just sayin <3

  • Nia

    A WhatItDont for sure!

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