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Fixing Your Factory

I have been in the manufacturing business for years, but a few months ago I realized that we had a few issues in our shipping department. Our employees were complaining about lagging computers, and after I evaluated the area, I realized that our work computers were infected with a serious virus. I called in IT support and they were able to clean up the problem, but I really wanted to learn more about repairing computer problems and making my factory more functional. This blog is all about managing an industrial retail operation, so that you can make the best profit possible.

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American Ninja Warrior: 4 Backyard Training Obstacles You Can Have Custom-Made

On the TV show "American Ninja Warrior," contestants must navigate their way through several challenging obstacles to prove their grit, strength, and ability to perform. To help train for the courses each year, many contestants choose to build courses at their own home. If you're an aspiring American Ninja Warrior that wants to compete on the show or perform in other similar athletic competitions, then you can have obstacles built in your own backyard. By having these obstacles custom-made by a fabrication company, you have the ability to train at your own pace and be prepared for any of the courses. A number of the obstacles are crafted from steel, and there are four specific ones that can be made by a fabrication company. Owning these training obstacles can make a huge difference on your ability to perform in various competitions.

Roulette Row

In season 7 of the show, contestants were introduced to a new obstacle called the roulette row. In this obstacles, two hanging pipe cones were placed facing opposite directions and would freely rotate when hung on. The goal of this obstacle is to jump on the first cone, swing around, launch yourself to the second cone, swing in the opposite direction, and then land on the exit platform. The unique design and style of the steel cone structures can be custom created by a steel fabrication company. Along with creating the rotating cones, a company can craft a beam for the cones to connect to. This allows you to set up the obstacle at your home and gives you plenty of time to practice on it. You can set up the cones at different lengths and increase the challenge that comes with solving this difficult obstacle.

I-Beam Cross

One of the toughest obstacles seen on "American Ninja Warrior" is the I-Beam Cross. In this obstacle, contestants must hang upside down and navigate their way across a steel beam that only features a few inches of grip available. The key to mastering this obstacle is practicing the transitions through different inclines. A fabrication company can create a custom steel beam that can be used to practice this challenge. The edges of the beam can feature different grip lengths to increase your personal challenge. The beam can rotate in different directions and inclines to duplicate the same design seen on the show. Once the beam is made, you can mount it over heavy mats so you can practice without getting injured.

Salmon Ladder

Throughout nearly each stage in the competition, competitors are often faced with some type of salmon ladder challenge. These ladders feature a steel pole and a vertical incline with different ledges for the pole to rest on. The goal is to lift the steel bar and quickly move up the ladder prongs. Having your own salmon ladder can make a huge difference in your training. These ladders can be manufactured to stand freely or be mounted against the side of a building. When ordering a custom-made salmon ladder, you can choose the height of the ladder so you have plenty of space to train and build up your strength.

Peg Boards

One of the more classic obstacles featured on "American Ninja Warrior" is the peg board. These boards feature drilled holes that pegs are inserted into as you make your way across the obstacle. There are many variations of the peg board, so you can choose a design that helps your training needs. Typically, an elevated horizontal board will give you enough space to properly train and build up your strength. You can choose a board that is several feet long and features multiple holes. A fabrication company can make exact hole sizes so that your training is accurate and the pegs will fit every time.

When working with fabrication companies, you can use images and videos from the show to help showcase the design you are seeking. This will help you get the most accurate training materials needed for the course. For more information, contact a fabrication company like Suburban Welding & Steel LLC.