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People have been left baffled at gymnast’s very difficult viral ‘New Flex challenge’

A GYMNAST has left internet users struggling to achieve her online New Flex Challenge. 

Jax Kranitz posted a video of her doing the body-bending feat online - and it has since racked up over 250,000 views. 

Trained gymnast Jax Kranitz's New Flex Challenge has racked up over 250,000 views
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Trained gymnast Jax Kranitz's New Flex Challenge has racked up over 250,000 viewsCredit: Instagram

To nail the New Flex Challenge, you need to start by lying face-down on the floor with your legs straight and your fingers interlocked behind your back. 

The aim of the viral act is to split your legs far enough so you can stand up without removing your hands from behind your back. 

It may sound simple, but in reality the manoeuvre requires a lot of flexibility. 

Many fans were quick to comment and say that they have not been able to complete the move yet. 

The viral challenge sees you lying face down and splitting your legs as far as they will go
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The viral challenge sees you lying face down and splitting your legs as far as they will goCredit: Instagram
You then have to sweep them under you in the hope of being able to stand up hands-free
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You then have to sweep them under you in the hope of being able to stand up hands-freeCredit: Instagram

One wrote: “Just saw this on TikTok. You're a beast. I can hardly touch my toes.”

Another added: “You're like an All American Gymnast tho! I ain't blessed like that.”

Meanwhile, one went as far as to joke: “I'd die if I tried this.”

Do you think you could pass the challenge?

Jax demonstrated how to swing her legs underneath her
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Jax demonstrated how to swing her legs underneath herCredit: Instagram
Jax was able to stand up without using her hands, but are you up to the challenge?
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Jax was able to stand up without using her hands, but are you up to the challenge?Credit: Instagram

Perhaps you could try the chair challenge instead, when you bend over with your head on a wall, and try to stand up holding a chair. 

Dozens of videos on social media have shown while seeming easy, it’s mainly women can actually do the challenge.

Men, on the other hand, struggle to stand upright again while holding the chair.

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