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

Ariel Olivar posted went viral she demonstrates how to do her invisible step dance move

The ice-bucket challenge swarmed social feeds in 2015, and the concept of posing like a mannequin conquered 2016. It's called the invisible box challenge, and if you've tried it yourself, you've probably discovered that the term "challenge" is an understatement.

Ariel Olivar from Manvel High School in Texas posted a video on Twitter of her performing a handsome "invisible box" trick, appearing to levitate as she steps over the non-existent box. We're going to credit his years of investment as an athlete for his ability to get this trick to look just right! That will make it look like you're stepping over an invisible box.

Olivar broke down the steps on the Today Show: First, you have to show that there's nothing really there.

While a small minority seem to have effortlessly mastered the trick, others fail hilariously, with some tripping over their own feet and others just falling straight over.

For those unaware, it constitutes pretending to tap the surface of a phantom box before placing your foot on top of it and then using your other foot to step on and over it.


She uploaded a video to Twitter of her touching an invisible box before stepping on and off it. Ahh, she makes it look so easy.

However, many people attempting the challenge aren't faring quite as well.

What is the invisible box challenge? A football player at Anderson University in IN posted a video of how to do it back in August.

There's a reason so many people have trouble with the gravity-defying trick.

"Jump with your opposite foot in a way that doesn't raise your whole body". In addition, the muscles on the side that's hovering also have to be firing to hold your leg in the air (especially your hovering glute).

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