Jesse “Flex” Labreck came on the American Ninja Warrior scene in season 8 and has made it to Las Vegas every year. Jesse has become a fan favorite for her effort and skills on the course, but she’s also open about her fears and overcoming negative thoughts off the course. Here are five examples of how Jesse inspired us with her honesty.
When she told us she’s scared of heights
♀️ Hi, I’m Jesse and I’m scared of heights - it took me a year and a half to work up the courage to go for this lache Then a few more weeks to actually get it! - haven’t gotten it since... but we won’t talk about that . . . #AmericanNinjaWarrior #flex #flexlabreck #lache #obstaclesPosted by Jesse Labreck on Friday, August 9, 2019
When she said sometimes you have to ignore your negative thoughts and just go for it
Finally got my flips back! ♀️ it’s crazy what your mind can tell you that you can’t do. Good thing I don’t listen to negativity, including my own . peep the bumble gum pink sports bra @bornprimitive . #americanninjawarrior #ninja #flex #flexlabreck #bornprimitive #teambornprimitive #athletedrivenpatriotinspiredPosted by Jesse Labreck on Monday, December 30, 2019
When she was glad she tried something super scary
Scariest obstacle ever @ninja_digangi made me do it and I said like 4 times “I really really want to” but thankfully he never listens to me it was an awesome feeling actually committing to the move and now I’m glad he made me, true love right helping each other over tough obstacles lol - now I just need to figure out how to get that discount. . Thanks to @ethanswanson for creating this and for not putting it in the women’s course at @unx.now competition . #americanninjawarrior #obstacles #flex #flexlabreck #fit #fitness #girlswhoworkoutPosted by Jesse Labreck on Wednesday, December 18, 2019
When she showed us how working weaknesses isn’t fun but is still worth it
Not flashy, not super cool - but while you can hear people doing the peg board in the back ground, I can’t quite do it without using straight arms or high lock offs...so I’m back to the basics of working on my 90° lock offs so I can try to be more efficient! Working on weaknesses is definitely not the fun part of ninja but seeing improvement is! . @bornprimitive sports bra . #AmericanNinjaWarrior #flex #flexlabreck #obstacles #fit #fitness #girlswithmuscle #bornprimitive #teambornprimitive #athletedrivenpatriotinspiredPosted by Jesse Labreck on Monday, September 16, 2019
Last but not least, when she shared how disappointed she was after falling last season but also shared how she turns her thoughts around and regains focus
“Not Againnnnn” I’m not going to lie and say this one didn’t hurt. 3rd time falling at the very end of Stage 1. It...Posted by Jesse Labreck on Thursday, August 29, 2019
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