The Special Forces Challenge is an augmented reality TikTok filter that’s challenging viewers to strengthen their cores by doing a pushup plank at varying levels, according to the on-screen runner, for as long as they can. As the challenge proceeds, images of military men appear with voices that encourage, cajole, and even insult the participants as they attempt to stay aloft for as long as they can.
It’s harder than it looks. Dancer Mikhaila Murphy did the challenge, hoping to get to one star.
Here’s Murphy’s original video.
The online challenge seems to be related to the Fox reality show Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test.