It's that time of year again for one of my summer tv viewing guilty pleasures "American Ninja Warrior!" If you're a fan of Crossfit training, obstacle course workouts, or bootcamp workouts then you're probably already familiar with the show. For those of you who aren't here's some quick info about the show, as well as some insight into one of the more impressive exercises / obstacles the Salmon Ladder. By learning some of the loves you can create your own American Ninja Warrior training routine!
Plyometric exercises train the muscle groups to extend and contract more rapidly in bursts of energy.
Plyometrics aren't necessarily considered advanced exercises, they just require a more specific type of training - and all that begins with mastering the basics!
Performing a Basic Pull Up w Proper Form
- A proper pull up begins with a proper grip. Using a pair of GymPaws as pull ups gloves grab the bar with an overhand grip slightly wider than shoulder width apart.
- Focus on pulling the bar down towards you rather than you up to the bar. This mind-body connection will help you maintain proper form and engage the lats properly.
- When you're head is at or above the bar, begin to lower yourself down through the negative part of other exercise. Don't just let yourself drop.