It there's anyone who demonstrates the drive and determination required to master American Ninja Warrior Fitness, it's definitely wrapped in a lil 5ft tall package named Kacy Catanzaro. Last week's Dallas qualifying round of American Ninja Warrior made history when former Division 1 gymnast 24 year old Kacy became the first women ever to complete the grueling obstacle course!
Last week's episode also introduced us to two new obstacles, the tilting table and the ring toss. The Ring Toss obstacle is really a variation on the Monkey Peg obstacle. In the monkey peg, athletes progress up an incline monkey bar variation using hand sized pegs and holes. It requires not only substantial upper body strength but great grip strength as well. Standard pull ups as well as pull up variations would be great exercises to add to your routine if American Ninja Warrior Fitness is your goal. You can read more about different pull up variations and gloves for pull ups here. The new addition of the tilting table was more interesting to be however because it requires more than just speed or strength, but that other component of training that more fitness enthusiasts seem to overlook - balance training.