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Considering ninja is a calisthenic based sport (most ninja training involves lifting only your body weight), adding some weight can be really beneficial! I first got the recomendation for this particular weight vest from Drew Dreschel. If you follow Jessie Graff on instagram, you’ve probably seen her rock this vest during workouts too.The Hyper Vest PRO comes in silver or kick it up a notch with the Hyper Vest Elite in black. What makes the Hyper Vest really stand out from other weighted vests are the slim, high density steel weights. The design of the vest allows it to conform tightly to your body, allowing for full range of motion that the cheaper, bulkier vests can’t offer.
The Pro vest come with 10 lbs, and the Elite vest can be purchased with 10, 15, or 20 lbs, but additional weights that fit into either the Pro or Elite vests can be bought separately. Each booster pack contains 35 2.3 ounce weights.
2. Bosu Ball
From a personal training standpoint, exercising in an unstable but controlled environment is the ideal method to improve balance. As such a bosu ball not only makes a great addition to any balance course, but an excellent training aid.
3. Ninja Holds (Cannonballs, Nunchucks, etc.)
There are so many options that there’s no way for me to suggest which holds any given ninja would want. But if they don’t have the more basic grips, you can’t go wrong with cannonballs and nunchucks. Of course even within these basic options there are many different sizes and materials.
Of course you’ll also need some straps and quick links to set these up. Or if you’re looking to put them up and take them down often, like perhaps on a pull up bar or tree branch, you could try these Jubilee Ninja Straps.
For the ninja that already has all the cannonballs and nunchucks they want, check out some of the novelty holds Amazon has to offer!
Not every ninja has tons of space in their living space to set up all the cool ninja stuff they want. So what’s the next best thing? More training time at ninja gyms! Fortunately, The Ninja Passport makes it easy and affordable to train at over 140 different ninja gyms all around the country!
The Ninja Passport is a fast growing part of the ninja world that aims to unite us as one commUNITY. With The Ninja Passport membership, you get 1 free open gym, and 1 half off open gym at each of over 140 ninja gyms. Additionally, the Ninja Passport website works as a sort of social media for all ninjas and ninja fans.
Not convinced yet? Read up more on my post The Ninja Passport Review.
Both a great training tool and an obstacle in and of itself, you can’t go wrong with a pegboard. The versatility of a pegboard allows it to be secured to any wall that can support the weight.
Pegboards are a great way to develop grip strength, muscle endurance, and body control, making it a great gift for any ninja.
And don’t forget, if the pegboard you choose doesn’t come with pegs, you’ll need to find a pair online that fit the holes!
In terms of price, these rings on Amazon may be the best deal I’ve seen yet. Rings can be used in so many ways, and hung from so many places. Like the pegboard, they help build grip, and the body control you learn from swinging on rings is unparallelled. The one caveot; if you’re going to swing big, make sure you’ve got some mats under you.
7. Massage Gun
If you’ve been around the ninja community for a while, you’ve no doubt seen massage guns on the rise over the last couple years. Used properly, massage guns break up knots in muscle tissue and promote increased blood flow throughout the body.
With so many massage guns out there in a relatively new market, it’s difficult to know what to buy. One of the most popular devices out there is the Hypervolt. It boasts 3 impressive speed settings, a 3 hour battery life, and is relatively silent (Some massage guns sound like power tools). The one downside is that it can be a bit pricey.
If you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, there are dozens of cheaper ones around, like this one here. Just make sure you read all the reviews and no what you’re getting before you order any of the cheaper ones.
Most ninjas agree that the best shoes to run a course in right now are New Balance Zante Trainers. Of course there are other great ninja shoes out there too. If you want to learn a little more, check out this post I wrote last year.