Thanks to my job, I spend all day on the internet, so not only am I able to see the worst of society everyday as I try to figure out when this world will finally say adios, but I also come across the most bizarre viral challenges. I’m talking about challenges like the “Hell Challenge,” or the “Lazy Man Challenge.” And now there’s a new challenge that is taking over the internet: The Invisible Box Challenge.
It all kicked off in August when Anderson University football player Dontez Hines uploaded a video of himself to Twitter that shows him stepping over an invisible box. And it looks pretty incredible. Have a look:
Stepping over you haters like pic.twitter.com/RDbyl8ywlf
— teedoe (@thecvmevp) August 18, 2017
That’s some David Blaine stuff right there.
And this challenge has picked up steam again after a cheerleader at Manvel High School named Ariel Olivar also pulled it off quite nicely.
challenge accepted pic.twitter.com/QQ1JWbkXx0
— ariel (@arielo1220) December 2, 2017
So what the hell is going on here? Well Ebenezer Samuels, a fitness editor at Men’s Health, explained it for us all. Here’s what he had to say:
“All his [Hines] hip stabilizers on the right side are firing on overtime to hold that hip in position. You’ll notice his body rotates toward the leg on the step as well; there’s a ton of oblique and ab stability maintaining that position. Very explosive hip flexor, abdominal and glute strength is what is driving the leg up and over the box.”
So you need a lot of strength, stability and a rock hard bod. All things that I don’t have so I’m going to need an actual box.
Now go ahead and try for yourself, but make sure not to end up like this dude: