And I’m talking about the posterior chain. More specifically using the KB Swing to train the hamstrings; calves; lower back; spinal muscles; and the mid to upper back with long sets or a heavy load. I am not the expert here, but, I did work with a local RKC/Team Lead to help me clean up… Continue reading Workin’ the Backside
We all have our strengths and weaknesses along with things we love and things we love to hate. And this of course goes for Ninja Obstacle Course training. Yet, we still train what we love and train even harder on what we hate. Hate is a strong word, so dislike may be more appropriate. Either… Continue reading What Would a Rock Climber Do?
As anyone here knows from getting on various obstacles, the grip technique and strength needed for the rings, steps and bars – requires an entirely different grip and type of grip work from ropes. I was browsing an article about how to kill the next obstacle course you’re on by an unnamed trainer in an… Continue reading The Best, Worst Article I Have Ever Read!!!!!
Wait, wait, before the hate mail starts rolling in – that was just a joke. I have always been in awe of competitive gymnasts and believed they are almost the perfect athlete at a high level. There are obvious carry-over skills and attributes from gymnastics, but, as the following interview points out there are also… Continue reading Gymnasts are not Ninja’s!
…or Not With the current landscape, as ANW is today (and being the gold standard for now), I would argue the format is best suited for a rock climber. Nothing against rock climbers, they are beasts! But, what if the format shifted to include a more balanced obstacle course that equally challenges lower body as… Continue reading Controversy Ensues in the Ninja World…
Guest contributor: Jordan Thurston, Personal Trainer, Vitality Obstacle Fitness gym owner, Ninja Obstacle Course competitor. Excerpts from the full article have been approved to share on this blog by the original writer. What makes the best Ninja Obstacle Course athlete? Not just attributes or skills, but, if it could be narrowed down, what exercise has… Continue reading What is the #1 Exercise for Ninja Obstacle Course Training?
Guest contributor: Brian Reddy, Escondido Personal Trainer. Excerpts from the full article have been approved to share on this blog by the original writer. Ok fellow Ninja athletes’, I can’t be the only one that has had inside or medial pain of the elbow. Sometimes it is strictly overuse, other times it can be poor… Continue reading Working with Elbow Pain