Sunday, January 31, 2016

American Ninja Warrior - Things that are holding me back - #2

All my problems are tendonitis-y, I also have RSI but that doesn't really affect this new crazy goal of mine. Golfers Elbow in my right arm is a big problem though, it started when we were touring around Spain. I had been going to the gym heaps before we left, and then while we were bouncing around that crazy hot country, I'd only sporadically get to a gym... I tried my normal pull-ups and my elbow did not like it one bit. It's been a problem for nearly 10 years now. Basically Hammer Curls are impossible, and pull-ups develop an ache pretty quickly. 


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Saturday, January 30, 2016

American Ninja Warrior - Things that are holding me back - #1

This came outta nowhere about 8 months ago. I was playing indoor soccer like 4 times a week and everything was fine for ages.. then I wanted to get better so I started training twice a week and my heal very quickly started to hurt a lot. I've now been to 2 podiatrists (and paid through the nose for orthotics) and will still no end in sight I'm now working with a physio. He thinks it's because of my tight calves. Which have always been crazy tight, but I've basically done no cardio for 8 months to heal this sucker so they really shouldn't be tight at all.

Damn old man calves.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

American Ninja Warrior - Current specs

I wanted to take a serious of measurements before I started in order to see if there were any changes along the way. I honestly don't know what to expect... but I do know that it's hard to see how far you've come if you don't know where you started.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Australia's First Ninja Warrior

I know, I know... Doesn't seem likely.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

American Ninja Warrior - Goal 2 : First Australian competitor


This one is a little out of my hands, but I'm chasing it regardless. My partner and I moved to America seeking change and adventure, and this show was a big reason for me for picking the United States. We could have moved to Japan or Malaysia or the UK to compete on their shows, but I've loved the American version of Ninja Warrior for years now. I am slightly worried that while I'm attempting to be on American Ninja Warrior that Australia launches it's own version (which would be epic, the weather allows Aussies to be ridiculously fit and sporty) but I'm chasing more of a sure thing here.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

American Ninja Warrior - Goal Number 1, Get on the show.

I think I'm not going to be ready for the 2016 season of American Ninja Warrior, I've basically only got 5 months before trials start, so I'm truly aiming for the 2017 season. Which I think will be Season 9.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Aussie Ninja Warrior

Hi there, my name is Adam and I've decided to attempt to compete on the NBC TV show American Ninja Warrior.  This blog account will be my journal from start to finish of this big audacious overwhelming goal.

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Saturday, January 02, 2016

Welcome to my blog, great to be back!

Hi everyone, it's been a long time since I've done any blogging... I used to be great at it and made a heap of super awesome friends... but eventually I got a bit distracted by other things in the world.  With social media getting smaller and smaller and totally more immediate, I'm actually missing the days when people wrote proper things with well thought ideas and actually properly spelt out words and it's not all just  lazy"this gam sux, kys" negativity.

So, I'm back to blogging.  My partner and I have moved from Melbourne, Australia to Portland, Oregon in the US. It was a move just for fun really... this blog is intended to be the trials and funness of such a big move, products that have helped, services that have hindered, my goals and basically just any ol' thing that comes to mind.

Real excited to be back you guys.