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#1 Larry

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 01:41 AM

Which sport is the most physically demanding in your opinion?

Something that absolutely would k*ll lesser men, and would require athletes at an elite athletic level.

My votes would be

Rugby

-80 minutes non-stop action
-requires numerous athletic skills/traits, cardio, strength, speed, hand-eye coordination
-requires that players take monster hits with very little protective gear

Gymnastics
-requires the most athleticism
-very physically demanding
-only people at an extreme level of athleticism can compete.

Mixed Martial Arts (UFC Style fighting)
-requires elite level fitness (strength, speed, endurance)
-requires multiple skills (boxing, kickboxing, wrestling/grappling)
-insane amounts of cardio

what do YOU think is the toughest sport?

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 01:55 AM

nfl, nascar, f1

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 02:04 AM

boxing, x games, motocross

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 02:06 AM

nfl, nascar, f1


f1 is definitely physically demanding, nascar not so much as you only go around and around

f1 is long, the track is different each time, and you barely have time to rest or even relax, you might die if you do.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 02:30 AM

sa x games kahit kumpleto ka ng safety gear mababalian ka pa rin ng buto, sa boxing naman pag na tsambahan ka ng knockout baka ikamatay mo pa :( sa nfl ganun din kailangan malakas ang upper body strength mo...

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 05:59 AM

Tour de France.

Pag sinabi ko kasi Cycling eh hindi ganun kahirap yung dating. Kasi may Cycling competition na hindi gaano kahirap.

Pero pag Tour de France ito ang mahirap talaga sa mga nakita ko competition.

Edited by edc, 07 April 2007 - 06:11 AM.


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Posted 07 April 2007 - 07:47 AM

Though F1 is hard, its more demanding on the mental aspect. Physically, I think the most demanding are:

1. Boxing

2. Triathlon

3. American Football / Rugby

4. Football / Soccer

5. Powerlifting

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 07:53 AM

The following full contact sports
UFC
Kickboxing
Rugby
Wrestling => yung acting ang mahirap dito, kaya maraming nadisdisgrasya dito eh, kahit scripted, isang fatal mistake ... end of career.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 08:11 AM

RUGBY - banging against a 200 lbs man without paddings
NFL - even with the pads, you still hear the THUD. kaya nga ang mga career short lang

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 10:02 AM

gotts be sex... :P

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 10:20 AM

Rugby, Triathalon, Futbol,EMMS :cool:

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 11:25 AM

Though F1 is hard, its more demanding on the mental aspect.


not true

F1 athletes require athletes in top physical shape.

they do weight training, and cardio just to keep fit

when was the last time you saw an overweight F1 driver?

sa x games kahit kumpleto ka ng safety gear mababalian ka pa rin ng buto,


x games is an event, which sport of the x games are talking about?

personally I'd pick the Decathlon over the triathlon. and rugby over NFL

NFL although it's very physical has action only for less than 3 minutes every sequence, then you rest for a minute then go at it again. When the ball switches sides you (depending on what you specialize in) get to sit down.

Rugby is non-stop

I'd even say that hockey is tougher than the NFL. One of the fastest sports on earth, played on an artificial surface, hits galore, trying to follow a hard rubber object flying around at 400km/h, plus you get to fight occassionally.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 11:42 AM

rugby and nfl din.

have you seen those nfl guys after they retire? marami silang nirereklamong nararamdaman sa katawan. puro kawawa. pero wala silang pangpagamot kasi around $100-$500 lang ang pension nila dahil saglit nga lang ang career. you dont see basketball players, or baseball players, or even hockey players take that kind of punishment after they retire.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 02:52 PM

Rugby
NFL
UFC
F1 Racing
Triathlon

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 08:19 PM

American Football
MMA
Ice Hockey
Gymnastics

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 09:37 PM

Physically demanding:

Rugby/American Football
MMA/Boxing
Triathlon
Gymnastics
Tour Cycling

Toughest:

The above plus: F1 racing (yes, it has a physical component but IMHO it really is more mental)

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 10:44 PM

hands down.. its either boxing and/ or mixed martial art! not only it is physically demanding.. but mentally demanding as well. to physically take a beating is something you cannot do everyday. plus the months of preparation you have to undergo to be physically fit and ready for a fight.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 11:10 PM

Amen 'bro. And it is 1 on 1 too, unlike team sports, as one already mentioned earlier in the thread wherein a player can take a breather.

This is not possible in a 1vs1 situation. Not only it is physically demanding, but the physical abuse is brutal. Bleeding really sucks energy levels away.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 08:31 AM

Rugby
Boxing

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 01:46 AM

Many years ago, I heard or read somewhere that it's Motocross, because there's simply no quiet moment (mentally, physically, whatever) during a race. Rugby may be toughest on the body (Those scrums!) but at least the players have moments of rest.