Ninja fitness is the new workout trend
…is the trending new WORKOUT fiTNESS ENTHUSIASTS ARE SWEARING BY.
You may not be a gym nut, and exercises like running, jogging and hitting the treadmill do not seem exciting enough to get you out of bed every morning. Fret not, the popular Ninja-warrior workout is here to your aid. Ninja fitness is nothing but a real-life, fun, fitness-based game that is sure to up your motivational skills. All the exercises that are part of this training are purely body weight-based and require no equipment to sweat it out. All you need is your body and some good amount of Ninja drive and you are all set to embrace the path of being a fit Ninja. There is no doubt that the American Ninja Warrior is a big craze. People belonging to all age groups enjoy watching the show owing to its technically advanced video game-like quality, packed with high risks and high rewards. Fitness fanatics inspired by the show have started to mimic the obstacle courses in the show for their everyday training.
Above all, the workout offers one a great amount of physical and psychological health benefits.
Total Body & Functional Strength
Just like you engage your full body in exercises like CrossFit and yoga in order to build full body strength, you derive the same from performing Ninja warrior training. Total body exercises are a good option because unlike other workouts, this training helps you build your muscles in a way that is functional and in a way you can utilize the strength in a practical and significant way.
Continued practice of the Ninja workout helps improve your coordination to a great extent. The various complex body movements coupled with a range of challenges majorly aids in recovering both your whole body synchronization and your equilibrium. If in case you find an obstacle mainly challenging, on a slow day, you can always take a minute to try it about two or three times before you move on with the workout. You will eventually find that with every attempt, you will have an easier time getting the motion right and will improve in the way you are performing it.
Practice Power Movements
One of the main reasons why athletes are so agile and swift is because they are continually practicing a variety of agility and dexterity movements.
These movements comprise very powerful and fast motions, such as altering direction and jumping in a zigzag motion from a standing position. These actions and activities help in building strong muscles enabling them to perform powerful movements whenever required. Such agility workouts mainly target the lower body and will have you performing moves like squats, lunges and jumps to advance the strength of your legs. If your aim is to have robust and powerful legs, these exercises will definitely get you there. Practice these three moves for starters:
Double Arm Lever
If performed with the right instruction, this is a very beneficial hand balancing skill that can be mastered by anyone. The exercise teaches you to unite your upper and lower body as one unit. This capability is the onset of conquering a full body control. You can start the exercise by getting down on your knees. By bringing one knee forward, you should rest the top of your head on the floor as you slowly bend your elbows into your sides. By gradually lifting your head, you must raise your legs off the surface and your toes must point straight in the backward direction.
Front And Back Leg Scales
The Leg Scales is an exceptional workout that works on leg strength. Although the exercise looks simple, the moment you complete a couple of repetitions of the scale exercises, you will understand its difficulty level, even if you have been working out your legs meticulously. The capability to hold your knees in a locked out position with control will work your leg muscles in a novel way. While you perform front leg scales, you must ensure that your shoulders are relaxed and you must lock out your legs. Throughout the exercise, your back must be in a straight position, chest must be facing upwards, and toes must be pointed as you lift your leg straight upwards. Ensure you are not leaning your back or bending your legs in any way. As you get a little comfortable with the moves, you can elevate your leg higher. Similarly, while performing the Back Leg Scales, your legs must be kept locked out, the back must be straight, chest must be facing up and toes should be pointed. It is important to uphold a straight line in your body as you elevate your leg towards the
back. Stay away from leaning in the forward direction, bending your legs, or leaning your hips to the side.
In Bicycle Crunches or Bicycle Kicks, you should stretch your legs into the air in a way that you are pedalling a bicycle. The fact that you always have both your feet off the floor while performing bicycle crunches, makes the exercise a bit more challenging than the standard ab crunches. Characteristically, keeping your legs off the floor works the lower abs and when your legs are kept flat, it efficiently works the middle abs. These exercises also work the rectus abdominus muscle (upper abs) and gets you closer to achieving great “eight pack” abs. In order to perform Bicycle kicks, you must lie face upwards and your hands must be placed behind your head, in a way that it supports your neck with your fingers. Your abs must be tucked inwards and your back must be pushed against a flat surface. Your knees must be lifted in towards your torso while you lift your shoulder blades off the ground. By rotating to the right, you must bring the left elbow towards the right knee as you stretch the other leg into the air. By swapping sides, bring your right elbow towards the left knee. Substitute each side in a pedalling motion for three sets of 12 reps. Since the workout is so challenging, you will likely witness very less success in the start, but will quickly begin experiencing the baby steps of improvement. These perfections are huge confidence boosters that will surely make you feel no less than a superhero.
Just like you engage your full body in exercises like CrossFit and yoga in order to build full body strength, you derive the same from performing Ninja warrior training.
Double Arm Lever
Front Leg Scales
Back Leg Scales