IQ challenges

Ibex Quarantine challenges

Are you the fittest or smartest Ibexer? Test yourself and find out with our daily Ibex Quarantine challenges, posted here every day to keep you busy at home. For the instruction videos, click on the blue challenge names. We started Tuesday 24 March with the first challenge. If you want, you can join the IQ challenges whatsapp group to share the results of your attempts and keep in touch with your fellow Ibexers via these fun exercises, but you can also just challenge yourself every day. As long as you stay in shape, stay inside, and please, do try this at home.

*You don't have to follow the rules of the exercises: you can make the challenges as easy or difficult as you want, but it might cost you some points...


Daily IQ challenge list:

Day 1. Tuesday 24 March 2020:  T-shirt challenge

You should have a T-shirt within reach, but can't touch it at the beginning of the challenge. Do a handstand, with your feet leaning against the wall. Then put on the shirt and remain in handstand position until you are wearing it. For an example, see the following video: IQ challenge day 1a. You can make this challenge a little easier for yourself by placing your feet lower. You can let them rest on a piece of furniture of the desired height and do a plank instead of a real handstand. For an example of this, see the following video: IQ challenge day 1b. And if, like Lieke, you happen to have a challenging dog, you can also try the reverse: IQ challenge day 1c.

Day 2. Wednesday 25 March 2020:  Table boulder challenge

Try to climb around a table as fast as possible, or try to find other, more creative ways to climb around one or more tables! Disclaimer: this video has been made long before the COVID-19 self-quarantine. Don't do this activity in groups like we did back then. Find a table heavy enough to withstand your abuse of it or ask a member of your household (someone you can't avoid anyway) to hold the table in place. 

Day 3. Thursday 26 March 2020:  Toilet roll roll challenge

Lie down on your back, balance a toilet roll on your foot like in the video and roll over until you are on your back again without dropping the toilet roll. You can cross your legs in various ways, so you don't have to replicate the video exactly. Make sure you are wearing shoes with flat soles and using an unused toilet roll, otherwise the paper will unwind from the roll, especially when it falls. And it wil... To make it a little easier for yourself, you can cheat a little by supporting your leg with your hands, but you cannot touch the toilet roll with anything other than your foot/shoe! Perhaps needless to say, but you are also not allowed to attach the toilet roll to your shoe. 

Day 4. Friday 27 March 2020:  Happy Birthday challenge

I think you'll find that the video says more than a hundred words... Hang upside down between the doorposts and keep yourself up by putting pressure on your back and feet. If you slide down, you can cheat a little by putting your hand on the floor. When your properly hanging, sing Happy Birthday (lyrics below) because today, Friday 27 March 2020, WSAC Ibex turned 34! Congratulations everyone!

Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us,
happy birthday WSAC Ibex, happy birthday to us.

Day 5. Saturday 28 March 2020:  Pick up challenge

Put a light object, like an empty bag, stuffed animal, clothing item, apple or even cherry tomato on the floor and pick it up with your mouth. You're not allowed to use your hands, lean against anything or touch the floor with any other body parts than your feet. You can determine the difficulty yourself: use a larger object to make it easier and a smaller one to make it more difficult.

Day 6. Sunday 29 March 2020

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