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Thomas’ Ninja Warrior Training Routine (Ep. 241)

Get ready to see a lot of bright orange clothing and shurikens, because Thomas is training to be a ninja.

Well, not exactly. But he is actively pursuing a longtime goal of getting on American Ninja Warrior. And while it may not require magic self-cloning powers, it does require an incredible level of athletic skill.

In order to build this skill, he’s had to make some changes to his exercise routines. Push-ups and dead lifts are great, but they just don’t build the versatility needed to overcome these challenges. So today, we’ll be talking about how exactly one prepares to be a ninja.

But the heart of this episode isn’t exactly about this particular goal. It’s also about how to go about doing something that looks impossible at first glance.

What big goals could you be working toward?

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  • 0:10:02 – Thinking you’re not cut out for something
  • 0:12:25 – Training for different Ninja Warrior obstacles
  • 0:29:25 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:31:27 – Sponsor: Hover (Buying a domain name)
  • 0:33:48 – Training for different Ninja Warrior obstacles (continued)
  • 0:37:49 – How to prepare yourself
  • 0:47:23 – Making yourself seem interesting to the audience
  • 0:52:43 – Conclusion

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