Could you be a Ninja Warrior? Here's the physical test applicants must pass to be on the show.

Yes, well.

It’s time for a bunch of extremely fit people to run around an arena again, completing the kind of physical challenges that make us mere mortals break out in a nervous sweat as we reach for our chip packets.

I’m talking, of course, about Australian Ninja Warrior, which returned to TV on Monday night.

This year’s ninjas includes last year’s Rob Patterson and Ashlin Herbert, alongside other ridiculously fit normal Aussies.

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Look at all that... fitness. Image: Channel Nine.

But before you get too excited and start sending off your application for season four, the people who... auditioned... had to endure a 20 minute sweat-inducing test to earn their spot on the show.

According to Nine Coach the test, which is quite frankly terrifying, includes:

• A three-minute standard plank immediately followed by a two-minute plank during which the contestant can have "fun" and show off their personality.

• Three minutes of burpee pull-ups immediately followed by, yep you guessed it, another two minutes of "fun" burpees in which they can show off their personality.

• A three-minute dead hang immediately followed by two minutes of freestylin' dead hanging ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

• A five-minute agility test that includes circle hops, ladder shuffles and sprints.

Yep. It's the stuff of fitness nightmares.

Australian Ninja Warrior continues Tuesday 7.30pm on Nine.

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