Ah, Instagram. Home of a million and one fitness hashtag challenges. Some are inspirational, some are crazy, and this one is just downright bonkers. Which means American Ninja Warriors are all over it.
It all started with Drew Drechsel issuing the #HandcuffChallenge. Basically, tie your hands together and try to complete an obstacle.
#HANDCUFFCHALLENGE I want to see @islandninja , @ethanswanson.ninja @the.flying.phoenix and @flexlabreck try this on something. Let me know what you want to see, or tag who you want to see try something like this. #RealLifeNinja @reallifeninja @threeballclimbing ........... ⚠️⚠️⚠️ WARNING!!!..... DO NOT ATTEMPT!!! ⚠️⚠️⚠️
Flip Rodriguez nailed a Cliffhanger with a tough downward transfer.
Dan Yager got SUPER creative with his pegboard. Holy moly that core strength.
Anthony DeFranco made an awesome transfer to a rail behind him on his Cliffhanger.
The guys weren’t the only ones in on the fun!
Then Ethan Swanson pulled off another version of the pegboard with an insane use of his feet.
#HANDCUFFCHALLENGE @reallifeninja threw out this challenge to do an obstacle me with hands tied, and I took it to the @threeballclimbing Pegboard. SUPER HARD. . Comment below what obstacle I should do next! . Challenging @reallifeninja @kingdom_ninja @sparklyninja and @the.flying.phoenix to do hands tied on a Pegboard!
So then Drew was all, “Gee, that didn’t seem hard enough.” He decided to tie both his hands AND his feet together. We feel like this should be called the Dolphin Wall from now on.
#HANDCUFFCHALLENGE Im going to call out my parkour ninjas to give this a try, @jamierahn @youngflip7 , @jjwoods87 , @genieninja @ethanswanson.ninja , @etbewild & @chriswilczewski Let me know what you want to see, or tag who you want to see try something like this. #RealLifeNinja @reallifeninja @ninjaforacure ........... ⚠️⚠️⚠️ WARNING!!!..... DO NOT ATTEMPT!!! ⚠️⚠️⚠️
Ethan was like, “Yeah, whatever.” He tied his hands and feet together, and then tied them TO each other. Because that doesn’t seem over the top at all. He gave the Floating Steps his best shot.
Did you think Drew was just going to say, “Wow, Ethan, great job. You win”? Of course you didn’t.
In the most recent installment of #HandcuffChallenge, we have Drew Drechsel with his hands and feet totally bound together AND NOW HE’S BLINDFOLDED, attempting a Rolling Thunder.
#HANDCUFFCHALLENGE Hog-tied & blindfolded rolling thunder. Feet and hands all tied together, and blindfolded for good measure. ........... Okay @ethanswanson.ninja , this may be getting out of hand. But this is best I got as of right now. Any takers? ........... Let me know what I should try next for the Handcuff Challenge. ........... #RealLifeNinja #BunchOfBozos #TrueNunjaTraining Thanks @april_kitty & @ninjawritertgf2k for lifting me up. .......... ⚠️⚠️⚠️ WARNING!!!..... DO NOT ATTEMPT!!! ⚠️⚠️⚠️
All we can say is, kids, don’t try this at home. These are professional Ninjas who’ve gone a little batty at the moment.