Somewhere out there, Billy Blanks is giddy, giddy, giddy. This is insane!
Earlier this month, 17 people doing a Tae-Bo workout in South Korea caused the evacuaction of their skyscraper, after it started to shake during the workout. Their punchy-kicky moves set the upper floors shaking and the vibration resonated throughout the rest of the building for over 10 minutes according to a report from the Korea JoongAng Daily. To confirm what caused the tremors, scientists recreated the workout on the 12th floor and we’re able to reproduce the results.
The story is crazy enough, but my favorite part? That they were working out to the song ‘The Power’ by Snap! Ha!
So, how did a small group of people kicking and punching cause tremors massive enough to warrant evacuation?
Excerpt from CNN.com Blogs
“It just happens to be that the vibration cycle caused by Tae Bo collided with the vertical vibration cycle unique to the building,” Chung told the Korea Times. The action amplified the building’s vibration and caused the shaking, he said.
Now THAT’S an intense workout. :)