American Ninja Warrior

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Registered: 03-15-2004
American Ninja Warrior
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Thu, 07-26-2012 - 9:04am

The season ended this week - were any of you watching it?  It's this crazy obstacle course that originated in Japan and this was the first time they did it in the US.  It was incredible.  The finale was crazy because of how hard it was.  The competition ended with the guy who made it the farthest but there wasn't a winner.  

One of the "competitor profiles" showed a guy doing hand stand push-ups on a BOSU, round side DOWN.  Holy moly.  

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 11:11am

ROFL-I love that show! I haven't seen it in a couple weeks but I watch it when I get the chance. I can't believe what those people can do. 

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 5:08pm

I thought it was awesome.  All the stuff these guys could do blew me away, the handstand on the BOSU upside down was the least of it.  All the stunts required amazing prowess (ha, and I don't think I've ever used the word prowess before).  I think there have only been three people to ever finish Mt Midoriyama.  I could easily get rid of the commentators. If Johnny Mosely said "grip strength" or the other guy talk about the salmon ladder being "askew" one more time, I was going to scream.  OTOH, it would be a fun drinking game. They need to get someone who's done it to talk.






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 6:22pm
TOTALLY! I was getting annoyed with all the "grip strength" and "askew"-ing. :smileytongue: Johnny Mosely looks like he came out of a factory. I think having a commentator who has competed would be a great idea. I was disappointed that we didn't get to see the entire course. DH and I were wondering if the guy who ran Course 3 just sat down and napped since there was no time limit and he was the only one competing. :smileytongue:
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 07-26-2012 - 7:29pm

I was wondering if it was all in one night and how they planned that.  What if more had completed it?  I would love to see stage 4.






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 07-27-2012 - 8:41am
I believe it was all in one evening. If more had completed it, I believe the winner would have been the person with the fastest time.
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 07-27-2012 - 12:21pm

I had to look for stage 4. It looks hard but not as impressive as all the previous w/ lots of obstacles--this one is just straight up.  But, check out the Japanese all stars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roKWk5FzmgE






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 07-27-2012 - 2:20pm
Just nuts. :smileyhappy:
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 07-27-2012 - 2:45pm

Yeah, and yet I'd so love to be able to do that.