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American Ninja Warrior Ryan Stratis shuts it all out before his run

Recovering from shoulder surgery means Ryan needs to spend extra time getting into the right mindset.

Ryan Stratis is what you might call an American Ninja Warrior OG. He’s been on all eight seasons of the show.

In the Philadelphia Qualifiers, Ryan put up a fantastic run, even though he was still recovering from a major shoulder surgery. As he heads into the City Finals, he gives us a peek into how he gets into the right mindset.

It takes a little meditation and some time in a sensory deprivation tank to help Ryan set the nerves and doubts aside. The strategy seems to be working for him!