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Old 10-09-2010, 09:49 AM   #1
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Anyone watch it? It's actually pretty entertaianing, especially the women's edition.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:37 PM   #2
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I've been watching it for a few years now.

Shingo Yamamoto is my all-time favorite competitor.

As for American Ninja Warrior, I miss my dude Levi Meeuwenberg, but the new crop has some exciting talent like Elet Hall and Daniel "Flip" Rodriguez.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:57 PM   #3
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the japanese format is better in some ways.

and im amazed how people work so hard to get on this show only run it once a full year and yet do some stupid mistakes like that guy who finished the course but hit the buzzer .3s too late. wasted a lot of time between obstacles
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:04 AM   #4
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the japanese format is better in some ways.

and im amazed how people work so hard to get on this show only run it once a full year and yet do some stupid mistakes like that guy who finished the course but hit the buzzer .3s too late. wasted a lot of time between obstacles
Those people don't take it seriously enough. There should be enough information about the course so they could plan it out beforehand and train with. But yeah, nerves are other things.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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A little like Pawn Stars, this show is paced in a way where there just seems to be no limit to how much of it I can watch. All of a sudden I look up and it's 7:00 Sunday Night. It's weird.

I also prefer the Japanese version, mostly for the strangeness. But the American version has improved over the last couple seasons. Just the production value, and the quality of the athletes. It seems now that the American version is probably producing better competitors, or at least it's being edited that way.

There was a team free running show I think just last summer, and a lot of the better guys were on that. Levi Meewenburg, Frosty Zernow, Flip Rodriguez.

There was a Harlem Globetrotter on there a few years ago who was 6-5, and he pretty much walked through the course. Although that was a couple years ago and they didn't have as much of the upper body obstacles. The Salmon ladder looks to me like it'd be borderline impossible.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:39 AM   #6
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Anyone watch it? It's actually pretty entertaianing, especially the women's edition.
i watch it. i think i could get pass the prelims and most of the semi finals, but the finals course looks hard as shit, especially since it's timed. they have a ninja warrior gym in my town now. i wanna join it but it's n the other side of town from where i live.
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:46 PM   #7
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MXC > Ninja Warrior.
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:53 PM   #8
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The Salmon ladder looks to me like it'd be borderline impossible.

It's tough, but not as tough as it looks. All you have to do is master the pull-up. Get yourself to around 10-15 reps and you're prepared to start training on a Salmon Ladder.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:13 PM   #9
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It's tough, but not as tough as it looks. All you have to do is master the pull-up. Get yourself to around 10-15 reps and you're prepared to start training on a Salmon Ladder.
yeah, if you can do a powerful pull up where you are practically throwing yourself into the air (or a muscle up) then you can do the salmon ladder.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:59 PM   #10
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The issue isn't strength, speed or agility with the competitors, it's the endurance. Even the best guys just gas out by the end of the course. And the American version has people that are just too heavy or tall, there is a reason why only the Japanese have cleared the whole thing. They are small enough to not strain themselves too hard, yet quick and powerful enough to actually get past the stages that require different attributes. And their diet helps too, eating sea food and other healthy products all your life keeps your body in perfect form. But when watching the American version you can tell those guys work on their strength and muscle tone too much instead of focusing on the endurance and breathing. I miss the Japanese version and my favorite player was that old fisherman that actually went all the way and climbed to the top.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:02 PM   #11
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The issue isn't strength, speed or agility with the competitors, it's the endurance. Even the best guys just gas out by the end of the course. And the American version has people that are just too heavy or tall, there is a reason why only the Japanese have cleared the whole thing. They are small enough to not strain themselves too hard, yet quick and powerful enough to actually get past the stages that require different attributes. And their diet helps too, eating sea food and other healthy products all your life keeps your body in perfect form. But when watching the American version you can tell those guys work on their strength and muscle tone too much instead of focusing on the endurance and breathing. I miss the Japanese version and my favorite player was that old fisherman that actually went all the way and climbed to the top.

A lot of American competitors this season have the perfect body types for the course like their Japanese counterparts.

Makoto Nagano was a badass. I remember when Olivia Munn fell in the water after attempting the Japanese course a few years ago, she yelled "Naganooooooo!!" at the top of her lungs. Cracked me up.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:56 PM   #12
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Makoto Nagano
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:25 AM   #13
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I don't recall ever seeing this dude on the show, but his submission video is beast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iclvPOq5ftg
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:40 AM   #14
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MXC > Ninja Warrior.

i've never seen ninja warrior,but i used to watch mxc all the time. are they the same?
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:01 PM   #15
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Anybody watch the Finale of American Ninja Warrior?

Amazing run. The Americans will be beastly next season after being inspired by that.
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