Test your family members this Thanksgiving with some ANW trivia

Photo by: Todd Williamson/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images In the United States, it’s almost Thanksgiving. For many of us, that means time with family sitting around the table, watching football, and talking to cousins we haven’t seen since last Thanksgiving. Sometimes conversations come up around less-than-desirable topics, so if you happen to have a family with a few American Ninja Warrior fans, change the conversation to Ninja trivia. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite questions and facts, so see who can answer the most correctly, split into teams, or make up your […]

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#TrainingTuesday: Get Ninja abs with Tiana Webberley

Photo by: David Becker/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images Try a few of these ab exercises with Sweet T. Whether you’re a Ninja, climber, or a marathon runner, having a strong core is important for good posture, endurance, and staying injury-free. And it’s about more than having a six-pack—your core supports your entire body. Ab muscles stabilize every single movement we make, from walking to twisting to bending. Lower back injuries are the most common result of weak core muscles, but you can injure your shoulders, hips, or knees, too. So if you don’t already have a […]

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Happy National Cake Day!

David Wright David Wright explains how his love of cake fits perfectly into his Ninja life. Who should we celebrate with on National Cake Day? Da Cake Ninja, David Wright, of course! Lucky for us, David Wright was sweet enough to give us a peek into his cake-filled world. We honestly wondered if David’s love of cake may have been slightly exaggerated for television. Nope! This season 11 rookie LOVES cake… A LOT! David’s love of cake collided with his love of Ninja at his first big Ninja competition – a UNAA (Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association) Regional event. David was […]

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Every Ninja needs a training group

Photo by: David Becker/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images Nick Hanson is proof! If you follow some of the Ninjas on Instagram, you’ll see that they’re often hanging out with another Ninja (or several Ninjas). Sometimes they’re at the World Series. View this post on Instagram This was my yesterday…⁣ #NinjaSkillsPayingOff⁣ ⁣ We may have lost the game, but we will never loose the memories!⁣ #StayStokedMyFriends⁣ ⁣ If you got tickets, who would you take?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #IslandNinja #NolimitsNate #ninjawarrior #ninja #anw #anw10 #americanninjawarrior #obstaclecourse #ocr #vlog #lol #baskeball #worldseries #mlb A post shared […]

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Ninjas Making a Difference: Nate Burkhalter

Photo courtesy of Nate Burkhalter This series will highlight a Ninja each week who is making a difference in their community. Nate Burkhalter first appeared on American Ninja Warrior as a walk-on in season 6. And season 7. And season 8. Finally, he made it on season 9 without having to wait in line and has improved every year. In season 11, Nate made it to the Las Vegas National Finals and despite dealing with food poisoning, became the first finisher of Stage Two. In Stage Three, he failed on Iron Summit. And this off-season, Nate has been busy. He […]

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Happy Friday – the day when Ninjas proudly post their Ninja fails!

Alex Menendez/NBC Failure is hard, but Ninjas know the benefits. In Ninja, failure equals motivation — a chance to do better, a reason to work harder. Although success is sweet, failure is key. It proves that Ninjas are pushing their limits. They’re not afraid to try and they are not afraid to fail. Use these proudly posted Ninja fails as motivation to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Season 11 rookie, Lindsey Partenio, shows us that sometimes failures happen when you least expect them…and laughter is often the best medicine. View this post on Instagram My […]

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American Ninja Warrior applications for season 12 are rolling in!

Dan Yager – https://www.instagram.com/p/B5BYZQwgSwl/ Applications are due December 6 @ 11:59(PST) It’s getting real. Season 12 is coming. How do we know? We’re starting to see a ton of posts showing that Ninjas have submitted their season 12 applications! Completing the application process is no small task. For many, all of the hours, video takes, brainstorming sessions, and all-nighters are totally worth it. The result is a chance to compete on the biggest Ninja stage, testing a Ninja’s physical and mental limits. Who is hoping for that opportunity this year? Let’s take a look: Jesse Wildman made it to City […]

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#ThrowbackThursday: Watch Jessie Graff’s first submission video

Photo by: Brandon Hickman/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images If you’ve ever wanted to see a montage of Jessie as a stuntwoman, this is it. Jessie Graff is a powerhouse in American Ninja Warrior, setting records from her very first season. Her first appearance was in season 5, when she came in 30th and became the first woman to qualify for the Venice City Finals. In the City Finals, she became the second woman to get to the Warped Wall, but failed to make it to the top. Jessie was given a wildcard to go to Las […]

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Get stronger with these full-body workouts from Ninja Natalie

Photo by: Eddy Chen/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Some of you may have noticed that we’ve got a theme going on this week. First, we posted some training tips from Tyler Gillett (The big takeaway? Do more pull-ups!) and now we have three full-body workouts from Ninja Natalie herself. Whether you’re a beginner Ninja or have been at it for a while, it never hurts to get some new ideas to shake things up! Beginners, start here: When you’re ready to move on, here’s a more challenging workout: For even more ideas, check out some of Ninja Natalie’s […]

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Got a need for speed? Watch these Power Tower match-ups from ANW season 11

Photo by: Lara Solanki/NBC/BCU Photo Bank We saw some interesting match-ups on the Power Tower this season. The fans have spoken. In a poll earlier this year, fans overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Power Tower and want to see it return next season. If you’ve forgotten what the Power Tower was about, let’s review: In each of the six Qualifying rounds, the two fastest finishers raced on the tower for the Speed Pass. It assured them a place at the National Finals, regardless of their performance in the City Finals. In fact, they could have skipped that course all […]

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