Texas cheerleader's invisible box challenge goes viral

Could you step over an 'invisible box'? Internet goes wild for new viral trend where people appear to walk on air (but ...

Why This Cheerleader's Mind-Blowing Invisible Box Stunt Is Sweeping the Internet

Ariel Olivar from Manvel High School, south of Houston, tweeted the maneuver from the sidelines on Friday night, and the ensuing ruckus landed her on the Today show. It seems that 2017 has found its own internet fad just before 2018 begins with the "invisible box" challenge.

When done correctly it looks as though the person is walking on airWhat is the invisible box challenge?

However, many Internet users have been left dazed and confused wondering how the trick actually works.

In a video posted to YouTube, dancer Marcos Grados, from Guadalajara, Mexico, is seen completing the move during a performance. Olivar's video follows another from August from a football player in Indiana.

By keeping your foot perfectly angled on top of the invisible box while you hop, you can make it look like you're defying gravity.

In one of the first instances seen of this trick, back in August 2014, the video has been viewed nearly 889,000 times.

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It appears that fitness is a key ingredient in beating the challenge, according to Men's Health fitness editor Ebenezer Samuel.

'All [the] hip stabilizers on the right side are firing on overtime to hold that hip in position, ' he said.

"The key is to have the core strength and the leg strength to get this foot over the box", she added.

"You'll notice [the] body rotates towards the leg on the "step" as well".

We all know social media is a breeding ground for wild challenges, but this latest one is a head-scratcher.

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