How Difficult is the Salmon Ladder from Ninja Warrior?

21 mai 2019
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In this episode, I find out how difficult the Salmon Ladder is from the TV show Ninja Warrior. The Salmon Ladder is a 2nd stage obstacle and has become a staple on the show. It's success rate averages around 60-70%. There are many variations but usually the goal is anywhere between 4 and 7 rungs. I set my milestone at 7 rungs. The movement is similar to muscle ups and pull up but requires a significantly stronger grip.
Thanks to for allowing me to try this out and film. Go check them out if you are in the area (Edinburgh).
Special thanks to Calum Connelly on this one for his expertise and showing me the ropes.
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  • Fun fact: he could’ve made it day one without any issues if only he used switch grip which is like mandatory for any ninja with these moving bar obstacles, that way the bar won’t ever rotate, negating any requirements for excessive grip strength

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  • How long were the training sessions?

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  • You're meant to hold the bar with one hand one way and the other the other way so you can pull the bar out and in easier.

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  • I can’t even do a pull-up

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  • 3:03 that must hurt

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  • I knew a guy who used TENNIS BALLS as stress balls. His grip was so strong that the tennis balls very noticeably deformed.

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  • Me always thinking aw I could do that that's eeaasssy also me can't do more than 5 half pull ups on my good trys

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  • Is it just me, but I cant even do 1 pull up

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  • Watching you really work hard and seeing it go from 4-7 rungs was huge! Such a big jump! Really love the dedication that was put into achieving this goal.

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  • You can see a problem develop in this video. When he does his towel pull ups, he almost entirely does them on the right side. This builds strength in his right arm significantly, and this shows, because most of his failures with the Salmon Ladder are on his left side

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  • Maybe I'm faaaar too late but: I would suggest you go bouldering for grip strength. In that case it will be also easy for you to climb up and get the bar back after all those rugs. Awesome dedication thought. :)

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  • I would say for grip you could also use something like silly puddy or playdom and just keep squeezing over and over it's nice because you can be at a desk and easily do this

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  • I assume the bar is so large because it's a hollow aluminum pipe. They chose something strong enough to withstand the abuse, but light enough that it wouldn't hurt too badly falling on you. Also, the lightweight bar is probably easier to lift up between "hops". Imagine how much heavier a narrow steel pipe would be. I'm sure if you got a bit more confident at the technique you could probably "upgrade" to a thinner steel bar, and accept the tradeoffs and potential risks.

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  • I knew a guy who could actually manage the salmon ladder, and even he actually broke his leg once because he fell off it and landed weirdly. So I guess it's pretty tough.

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  • my dude I love these vids, but I never get why you never straighten your arms fully when doing pull-ups, it must be decreasing your range of motion and hurting your strength gains a little, anyway lots of love man!

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  • 3 sessions isn't going to do squat. you have to train consistently for months and months. it's not only grip strength.

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  • Thing is you don't go up using only your arms. It is called the "Salmon" for a reason. You need to use your entire body to give you a push. The more you use your legs and hips to go up, the easier it is on your arms.

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  • Honestly, I dont think he did THAT bad from the beginning... Now see, if that were me...I would immediately fall in a super awkward way and the bar would end up wedged in my sphincter. Then I’d had to have this super undignified funeral, facing down in my coffin with a tube sticking up in the air...

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    • Since its quarantine and I'm borded, I might make one.

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  • I used to think this looked so easy while also not being able to do a single chin up

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  • Idk how difficult it is

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  • This is my first time watching a Mike Boyd video but I have watched Ninja Warrior before. It seems most of the time the winners do parkour. I do admire it when seemingly normal people do this sort of stuff and I like Mike's accent, but I very much doubt I could do any of that. For starters, my hands get very sweaty fast so I would likely lose my grip on the bar before I could make it past maybe 1 rung, if that. Still good job Mike.

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  • No way could he go from being that shit to being able to do it. His training methods were shit. He missed out months of training or it's fake and he could always do it ( probably not though since he couldn't even do 3 pull ups) Curiosity stream is absolute shite by the way

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  • I can do it I'm very surprised I could but I can be proud of myself

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