Every day we wake up and go to sleep, more and more TikTok trends seem to look like they’re designed to embarrass men. The so-called chair challenge is a prime example of men failing hilariously where women succeed (Go ahead, try it.). In the latest TikTok trend, dubbed the “center of gravity challenge,” women are dominating the battle of the sexes. Men, on the other hand, end up face-planting.
In theory, the challenge is quite simple. First, get on all fours. (Don’t worry. If it’s on TikTok, it can’t be too risky) Next, put your elbows on the ground and prop your chin up on your hands. This is where the tricky part comes in. Quickly remove your elbows from the ground and clasp your hands behind your back.
The results are the stuff made for TikTok: Women are crushing the challenge without breaking a sweat. Men on the other side are trying the same, but they can’t hold their bodies up. Their torsos collapse and they face plant into the ground. Everyone goes laughing and a simple challenge goes viral.
After reading this I know you’re going to try this challenge, especially the men. If you’re trying it, ensure that you make your attempt over a nice, cushy pillow. If you feel confident over the concrete on video without practicing, well, that’s the internet fame that you choose. Do it.
The prominent theory of why exactly another challenge is being dominated by women while men fall (hard), is because they have a lower center of gravity. On average, a woman’s center of gravity is 8- to 15-per cent lower than a man’s, according to research. It’s also speculated that women’s lower center of gravity evolved not to make fools out of men on the Internet, but to help them stay stable while walking during pregnancy. Something you didn’t know, right?
It’s logical reasoning, but some sexes tend to defy these odds. Not everyone is built the same. You’ll find out that some men may have a lower center of gravity than others hence completing this challenge swiftly. Some women too won’t be able to win the center of gravity challenge…
All I can tell you is, the only way to know if you can or can’t do this challenge is by giving it a try. Check out this example of the challenge here Don’t hurt yourself though but if you do it successfully, thumbs up!