Here's a look at how physics plays a major role in making it to the buzzer for American Ninja Warriors

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Hey Backyard Builders!

Here's the latest in Ninja News curated especially for the Backyard Builder community!

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We're no physics majors but we still enjoyed this article!


It's no secret that you must be extremely fit for American Ninja Warrior. But is it possible for anyone to hit the buzzer using science and math? 

This Wired article explains why some obstacles like the pipe slider and the warped wall take out so many competitors.

Can't get enough ANW?  Here's an awesome audio source for ninja news.


A lot of people have been asking us where they can get more ninja news. The Armchair Ninja Podcast is a weekly podcast of interviews with the competitors from ANW, insights about the obstacles, and recaps for each TV episode.

We definitely recommend checking this podcast out!

Jessie Graff shares her tips on how she trains, offers insights about some of the other competitors, and proves that she is just as awesome as she seems on TV.

Video of the Week:
Usher Takes On American Ninja Warrior!

You know he can move on stage, but wait until you see how he can move on this obstacle course! Check it out

Backyard Builder of the Week:
Go Headquarters

The guys at Go Headquarters used our original course plans as inspiration to build this monster obstacle racing course. Its built battle frog obstacle course style with a ninja warrior twist. You can check out the course plans they used here at Ninja Warrior Blueprints.

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