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Old 02-12-2008, 02:50 PM   #1
Gene Chun
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G4TVs American Ninja Warrior 2!!

I just saw all the submission videos for the new challenge. Last time, Bryant Powers "represented" Crossfit in the competition and made it to the final 3. This year, it seems that there are several Crossfit devotees who have been chosen by the G4 staff as finalists. You can see some Crossfit logos in the background and/or it is shown in the end credits. There is also somebody who is from American Parkour / Primal Fitness who has made it to the finals.

Check this work and family safe link out for the videos:

http://www.g4tv.com/NINJAWARRIOR/CONTEST_LANDING.ASPX

I love this stuff.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:43 PM   #2
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Re: G4TVs American Ninja Warrior 2!!

Man that stuff gets me really pumped up.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:35 PM   #3
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Re: G4TVs American Ninja Warrior 2!!

Great to see Bryant again. His video last year blew me away (though I'm edging up on him ). Which are the other CFers?

By the way, how did last year's winner end up doing on the show?
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:42 PM   #4
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Re: G4TVs American Ninja Warrior 2!!

Justice M. trains at CrossFit Evolution and is a great guy and fenomenal athlete!

Support a fellow Xfitter!
http://www.g4tv.com/NINJAWARRIOR/rate.aspx?ninja_key=21 - (WFS)
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:48 PM   #5
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Re: G4TVs American Ninja Warrior 2!!

Outstanding performances
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:25 PM   #6
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Re: G4TVs American Ninja Warrior 2!!

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I just saw all the submission videos for the new challenge. Last time, Bryant Powers "represented" Crossfit in the competition and made it to the final 3. This year, it seems that there are several Crossfit devotees who have been chosen by the G4 staff as finalists. You can see some Crossfit logos in the background and/or it is shown in the end credits. There is also somebody who is from American Parkour / Primal Fitness who has made it to the finals.

Check this work and family safe link out for the videos:

http://www.g4tv.com/NINJAWARRIOR/CONTEST_LANDING.ASPX

I love this stuff.
Ryan Cousins, Brian O.(can't remember his last name) and Levi Meeuwenberg are all APK guys. Levi being one of Primal Fitness' "The Tribe"
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:27 AM   #7
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Re: G4TVs American Ninja Warrior 2!!

They need to do a traveling Ninja Warrior show in the states. I would love to do those obstacle courses.
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:56 AM   #8
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Re: G4TVs American Ninja Warrior 2!!

it's a joke that they are only sending 2 of these guys over. all of these guys with videos on the site are more qualified than 99% of the people on the ninja warrior show. the only thing i can think of is that they don't want a bunch of americans coming over and dominating. they want mostly asians.

i never saw what happened with the previous 2 who went over. how did they do?
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:27 AM   #9
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Re: G4TVs American Ninja Warrior 2!!

These guys are all amazing athletes.

That said, I would be a lot more impressed with these videos if they showed less fancy parkour and flips and more raw upper-body strength and endurance. This is not the case with all the videos, but a lot of them are playing on the stereotype of what a ninja was (running fast and easily through the forest, flipping out and whatnot) and less on the actual demands of the contest. Good anaerobic capacity, balance, speed, and agility is incredibly important, but not at sacrificing the ability to hold yourself by your fingertips and maintain a strong grip for ungodly amounts of time--it's in the later stages, where these are most important, where the most contestants (the ones who get by the first stage, anyway) fail.

I don't think it's a joke they're sending only two over. Sure, a lot of them are more athletically capable than the joke contestants on Ninja Warrior, but ultimately the show is for entertainment purposes. And if you have ever seen Japanese game shows, they ****ing love those goofy-*** people and their costumes and poses. Sure, it's the more reasonable-looking, serious people who win, but even the All-Stars adopt some eccentricities for the camera. The dude who wears only his gas station uniform, the other one who carries the crabs, the swimmer who does the course in his goggles and Speedo. Americans are a novelty in of themselves, but the producers aren't going to want too many serious Americans going in and mucking the fun up with their seriousness.
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:00 AM   #10
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Re: G4TVs American Ninja Warrior 2!!

Don't forget the breakdancing transvestite...seriously, I saw him/her on the show last week.
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