A male junior-year student at Southwest University in Chongqing has reportedly found some celebrity on social media for a baffling little party trick he picked up: skipping rope with his butt.
In a prime performance, Yi Zhihua can sit down and skip rope 152 times within one minute. Despite his months of practice, however, the world record holder for the fancy-ass rope skipping stunt is a Japanese athlete who can skip rope 166 times with his butt in the same time. He broke the world record record in Hong Kong in 2006, Tencent News reports.
Reporters came to Yi’s school and watched as he jumped 40 times in 18 seconds.
Yi said that he became interested in “butt skipping” after he watched a video in March documenting the skipping record-holder’s performance in Hong Kong.
He said that he thought it would be fun way to build up strength in his abs and waist. The process doesn’t sound pleasant. “My butt was blistered just after a few times practicing. It took me around 14 days to get over it after I applied medicine to my butt,” he said. “Now, if I get it blistered, I apply medicine to it and it will form a scab the next day.”
While he’s able to skip faster and faster, his callused butt sometimes suffers.
Last month, he was recommended to participate in a Jiangsu-based TV program to show off his skill. He said he will be competing with another butt skipping enthusiast to break the world record of “butt skipping”.
By Lucy Liu
[Images via Tencent]