Tom Holland Challenged Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds to Do Shirtless Handstands

Josh St. Clair
Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

From Good Housekeeping

  • Celebrities including Tom Holland, Ryan Reynolds, and Jake Gyllenhaal are now attempting the "impossible challenge."

  • It involves the very possible task of putting on a shirt while performing a wall-assisted handstand.

  • Be careful trying this at home.

On the path to peak quarantined celebrity: the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who are now Instagram-challenging each other to carpeted feats of strength, balance, and not-so-subtle Insta-flexing of their very sculpted back muscles.

"Okay, thanks @Olieg for this impossible challenge," Spider-Man, Tom Holland, said yesterday on Instagram, before doing a shirtless handstand against a wall and then putting on a Yankees t-shirt. He then nominated Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal.

First off: sucks for Mets nation that Queens-native Peter Parker is actually a Bronx Bombers fan. It also sucks for Reynolds, who responded to the video by staring into his phone's camera today for 12 seconds before exclaiming (Deadpool voice): "Noo."

But not to be outdone, Gyllenhaal answered, doing the shirt trick faster (?), shouting out to a local business (Russ & Daughters), and then challenging his sister, fellow actor Maggie.

Gyllenhaal also had the added challenge of fitting the shirt over his man bun. So extra points for him.

Of course, Reynolds was right to find the challenge a bit unfair. Holland received dance and gymnastics training as a young(er) kid. Also, again, he's Spider-Man.

Still, Holland's athleticism landed him in trouble once when he was peer-pressured into attempting a backflip on set. He ended up breaking his nose.

Needless to say, the "impossible challenge" ought to be attempted carefully and with someone close by just in case. Always use a spotter.

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