The viral challenge that people are falling over themselves to try

  • The viral challenge that people are falling over themselves to try

The viral challenge that people are falling over themselves to try

The new, hot trend among teens today is the "invisible box" challenge (also known as the "invisible step" challenge), where the accepter of the challenge seemingly steps onto a step that's not actually there. In the six-second video, Ariel Olivar pats a phantom box with her hand, then puts her right foot on it before stepping over it.

"Challenge accepted", she captioned the clip, which has garnered almost 220,000 likes and over 112,000 retweets in the two days since it was posted.

College football player Dontez Hines originated the challenge in August when he tweeted a video of himself miming "stepping over" a box. Challenges such as Planking, The Harlem Shake, Ice Bucket Challenge, Mannequin Challenge, among others, have been quite a rage on the Internet, with people enthusiastically participating in them. The video was my third time trying it.

"It's hard to explain, I just keep the leg in the same exact spot".

Other videos show internet users hilariously stumbling over their feet.

"It is actually kind of challenging keeping it there".

"You have to have enough force and leg strength" to get your other foot higher than the foot on the box", Olivar told ABC.

It appears that fitness is a key ingredient in beating the challenge, according to Men's Health fitness editor Ebenezer Samuel. "There's a ton of oblique and ab stability maintaining that position".