It’s not exactly a secret that American Ninja Warriors love a good challenge. That’s what the whole sport is about: Pushing yourself beyond what you thought was possible and defining the idea of your “limits.”
When they’re not on the course, the Ninjas still can’t resist their urge for a good challenge. This means there’s a wealth of awesome, Ninja-approved workout challenges you can try out.
If you’re feeling really hard-core, Ninjas like Drew Drechsel will give you something to aim for.
He loves to lay down the gauntlet for other athletes on his Instagram.
Jamie Rahn is always game to give it a try.
This challenge just looks painful.
But Kevin Bull wasn’t intimidated.
For those of us still working on full Ninja Warrior status, here are some challenges that we can all try out!
Ethan Swanson’s balance challenge looks like fun!
Michelle Warnky’s challenge will help you build intense grip strength.
Alrighty, fun and pretty quick #warnkychallengewednesday today! I remember @jamierahn telling me a few years ago to try hanging one handed on the cliff hanger, and we were both shocked how quickly we came off compared to with 2 hands. So try it out! Another fun option is to time yourself hanging with both hands on a ledge first. Then, once you're rested, try hanging with each hand, and see what percentage you get of your two handed hang time. (I love math!)
Ben Melick’s version of the monkey bars mixes up a traditional exercise.
Jennifer Tavernier’s workout will have your arms and abs burning.
Or you can take your workout in another direction and just give the mannequin challenge a try!
What’s your favorite Ninja challenge? Tell us here in the comments!