Posted by: noadventure | July 18, 2011

Planking vs. Parkour(which is the faddiest fad?)

Ok, so recently planking has been shoved in my face about 15 times in the last two weeks. I am not impressed. Real planking for fitness has been around for ages. Jack Lalanne did that shit on his fingertips all the time.

Standard plank:

Side plank:

Her abs make you want to plank more don’t they? Me too.

Anywhosers… this planking shit has spiraled out of control with major NBA stars shoving themselves in freezers and shit.

There’s also this OTHER planking spinoff thing called “owling” and this is what it looks like:

Not hating on the “we’re just having fun with our friends and taking pictures” thing. That part is cool. It’s just the unfortunate trendiness of planking. Like have you seen the Metamucil commercial with the planking in it?

PLANKING in New Orleans(actually good video)

So all this planking hubbub has got me thinking about the forgotten fads of yesteryear. My favorite recent fad sport is parkour. You can make fun of it all you want like they did in The Office, but dudes who are really good at it probably get laid. Just saying.

Take for example these local dudes – we have a surprisingly rich talent pool in New Orleans.

Justin Ganguly shredding LSU campus:

Might as well check out Justin’s youtube channel. He’s got some cool videos like that one of him playing the Algiers Ferry Terminal like a fiddle.

My main dude John Bernecker(best young stuntman in the state) can do it all. Free running, climbing, martial arts, flips for days. Plus he looks like the bad guy from Karate Kid.

Here’s his stunt reel:

In conclusion, I have developed my own fad called “sitting.” Here’s what you do: sit down somewhere, try to look cool, have somebody snap your picture, than post it on twitter with the hashtag like this #sitting. Sitting is fucking awesome.


  1. I have to admit I’m still remembering that womans abs. Damn made me do some pushups!

  2. Sitting is definitely underrated. I’m doing it right now.

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