Sitting as an Extreme Sport

Seriously: it’s called “Hockern.” According to Wired:

Of all the things we take for granted — fresh air, hot pizza, Scarlett Johansson — sitting down surely ranks somewhere near the top. But no longer! A couple of enterprising young entrepreneurs in Germany want to make sure you never forget the thrill of setting your behind down after a long jaunt.

As heads of the company Salzig Sporthocker, the Landschütz brothers have been preaching the gospel of hockern for more than three years now, but this German-born street sport has only come to our attention recently. And what is hockern exactly? Well, it’s sitting.

…Now, one of the more interesting aspects of hockern, aside from all the jumping around and sitting, is that each and every maneuver seems like it’s not actually considered a legit move unless it ends with a sit-down. I mean, you could do four cartwheels off the side of a six-story building, swinging this way and that, but not sliding the sporthocker under your rump when you’re done means you might as well have belly-flopped into a dumpster.

Check it out:


LOL!  But you do have to be fairly fit – not to mention agile – to pull off a lot of those tricks, so IMHO, extreme sitting is definitely superior to the regular kind.

(h/t Obesity Panacea)



  1. Makster says

    That looks like it could be a great cardio workout. Although, I don’t know if I would be co-ordinated enough to pull it off without killing myself. It looks like you would have to start out slow, or you could be in a lot of pain!

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