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    Ninja Warrior show

    Anyone seen it?

    http://www.g4tv.com/ninjawarrior/index.html

    It's kind of cool in a repititive sort of way.

    Some of the obstacles are awesomely brutal, and so many fail in that comical japanese gameshow motif.

    I give it 3 out of 5
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    Thumbs up

    Any obstacle course thats only had one guy ever finish is ok by me.
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    Actually, 2 have completed it ...

    ...Kazuhiko Akiyama and Makoto Nagano.

    Here is the footage from Makoto Nagano's successful 4 stage run ...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU6-42QL7NE

    Pretty amazing and entertaining course -- the cliffhanger part looks really tough in particular. Nagano looks like Spiderman in the final stage too ... not sure if I would watch this show regularly but it's fun and I wonder how I would do. While we're on the subject, anyone remember the show American Gladiators from the 90's?
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    Oh, someone else finished? I must not be far enough into it yet. I've only caught it sparingly.
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    If Parkour was a gameshow (vid) (Ninja Warrior)

    edit - I posted this on another forum that allows profanity. Sorry for all the asterisks. But watch the vid. It's the coolest thing you'll ever see.

    There's this game show in Japan called Ninja Warrior (Sasuke). It kicks the crap out of American Gladiators, and it's not even in the same league as Fear Factor.

    I just saw another episode of Ninja Warrior tonight. That is the coolest show ever. Out of 100 competitors, none of them could finish all three events. This show is not for pussies. The **** they have to do is ****ing hard.

    Ninja Warrior is so bad ass the last round doesn't even have a time limit. And even so, only one (or two) guys EVER have completed it. Think about that. You have UNLIMITED TIME and still almost no one can finish it.

    Here is a link to one man's performance in all the events. The first round might seem relatively mild, but keep watching. This is no joke. This is one of two men ever out of 500 to complete it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkBkZpK-fYQ

    Note - In round two, the gates they have to lift are 30kg, 40kg, and 50kg. Yes, that's not much, cuz 50kg is like 110lbs, but for the rest of it? Insane.
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    that was awesome.
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    Yeah, that show's awesome. There was another of it's type with some kinda Viking format I saw on ESPN 2 at 4am about a year ago, but it involved questions in the middle of obstacles, that if not answered correctly got the contestant dunked.


    Also, about the gate lifting. I figured the reason they weren't so "heavy" was that most of the guys are gonna be pretty drained by that point, since at least the first two rounds happen in that day.


    Either way though, great frikken show. It's the only thing worth watching on G4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5Animals1Path View Post
    Also, about the gate lifting. I figured the reason they weren't so "heavy" was that most of the guys are gonna be pretty drained by that point, since at least the first two rounds happen in that day.
    Well, that and most of these competitors are only around 150lbs or so themselves. Hanging by your fingertips isn't a sport for heavyweights.
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    wow. that's alot harder than the "Ropes" course I took!

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    i thought i responded to this already.

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    did u repost? i thought you did too.

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    crazy upper body strength

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJmCe...eature=related

    I wonder how these guys train for the show...
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    oops... meant to put this in the fitness forum.
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    They try to make their own apparatuses that mimic the actions of the contest.

    My boys and I have watched the show for years now. Sometimes they will do a profile on the leading contenders and show their training apparatuses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SevenStar View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJmCe...eature=related

    I wonder how these guys train for the show...
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