Thursday – X3 Yoga

Thursday Ninja Training

At lunchtime I did the full set of tendonitis eccentric exercises. When I do the full set, there is something that does bug my elbows, but it goes away after a bit. Not sure if this means anything. With all the tendonitis research I’ve done, there isn’t a lot of information on exercises for it (most remedies are just rest, which I did for 5 months with no result) so it’s hard to know if I’m doing things right. It’s a very slow process of trial and error, which constantly moving goal posts.

After work I did my P90X3 X3 Yoga workout, which I totally did not want to do, nor did I feel I had time for, and basically saw it as a waste of time…. until I was about half-way through and then I was glad I was being so disciplined. It really is very good for me, helps me work on balance, core strength and flexibility. I’d definitely include some sort of yoga into your workout week.

I’m not nearly flexible enough, something I definitely need to work on.  You see it a lot when watching American Ninja Warrior, especially on the Spider Jump.  Dudes might be strong enough but if they don’t have the flexibility then that move is super hard. Most people fumble on that obstacle, but only the strong AND flexible can recover.

Later in the afternoon I redid my tendonitis eccentric exercises.  Even though it’s very easy weights, it does feel pretty rough on the shoulders and triceps.  The elbows are only very slightly sore during some of the exercises, but the real test will be tomorrow night at the Competitive Ninja Warrior class at Skyhook Ninja Fitness. Hanging from the cannonballs or the ropes usually kill my tendonitis super quick.


Training Journal Stats


  • Tendonitis in both elbows
  • Gammy left knee  (Quad steps two weeks ago)

Sore bits:

  • Shoulders mainly, chest a little

Goal for this week:

  • Reconfigure my workouts

Goals for June:

  • Successfully land a 9ft (2.7 meters) lache.
  • Successfully catch the UFO grab from a lache.

2017 goals:

  • Submit an application for Australian Ninja Warrior Season 2
  • Submit an application for American Ninja Warrior Season 10
  • Complete at least 5 obstacles in a NNL or UNAA comp

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