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Posted 12 April 2007 - 02:09 PM

freestyle climbing---- If you don't practice.... your dead

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:29 PM

Boxing and MMA :goatee:

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 04:40 PM

I think it's that what they do this days jumping on buildings and whatever structures. What do they call it? Parkour? If that is not dangerous enough and not physically challenging enough then I don't know what is. The question is, is it a sport?

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 10:53 PM

long distance swimming

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 11:46 PM

I have heard from MMA guys, my cousin trained in a Gracie run gym in Hawaii for 1 week, that boxing is more dangerous than MMA as a long term sport.

In MMA you can grapple to rest AND the most important thing is you can tap out anytime. In boxing if you get sustained blows to your skull over a 12 round fight you can do more damage to the brain than a one time knockout punch without gloves in a MMA fight.

I have heard from MMA guys, my cousin trained in a Gracie run gym in Hawaii for 1 week, that boxing is more dangerous than MMA as a long term sport.

In MMA you can grapple to rest AND the most important thing is you can tap out anytime. In boxing if you get sustained blows to your skull over a 12 round fight you can do more damage to the brain than a one time knockout punch without gloves in a MMA fight.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 04:02 PM

How about low oxygen, arctic mountain climbing? aspxhia, frostbite, freak weather, holes on the ice you're working on and an isolation from the nearest medical help.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:27 PM

Chess?

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 12:34 PM

Chess?


oo naman lalo na't sing laki ng monumento ang mga piyesa. :D

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:32 PM

Rugby

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:53 PM

If you add up physical and mental stress, plus the duration of these demands during any competitive session, I believe very few sports can equal F1 racing. Drivers have been measured at sustaining heart rates of over 200 bpm, equal to cross country skiers at peak workload. They have to fight g-forces reaching up to 5Gs on tight corners. The demands on eyesight are tremendous, because they have to keep switching from long-views to short-views and vice versa in split secods. They lose up to 3.5 kgs of water in a race, perhaps more so in a hot and humid track (e.g., Sepang). And there is the demand on the brain to keep constantly alert through the duration of the race. All these in non-stop action for 90 minutes, where your only rest is a total 15 to 20 seconds from the required two pitstops, and any physical or mental lapse can be fatal.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 02:50 AM

If you add up physical and mental stress, plus the duration of these demands during any competitive session, I believe very few sports can equal F1 racing. Drivers have been measured at sustaining heart rates of over 200 bpm, equal to cross country skiers at peak workload. They have to fight g-forces reaching up to 5Gs on tight corners. The demands on eyesight are tremendous, because they have to keep switching from long-views to short-views and vice versa in split secods. They lose up to 3.5 kgs of water in a race, perhaps more so in a hot and humid track (e.g., Sepang). And there is the demand on the brain to keep constantly alert through the duration of the race. All these in non-stop action for 90 minutes, where your only rest is a total 15 to 20 seconds from the required two pitstops, and any physical or mental lapse can be fatal.

Yup. F1 has to be right there at or near the top. Michael Schumacher was considered the old man of F1, yet he was winning...because he was both physically and mentally fit for it. But at least he had those pitstop moments, which you don't have in Motocross.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 09:25 PM

Beer Drinking competition?

hehehe....

But seriously, I would have to go with basketball... others may laugh but if you are REALLY love and understand the sport, you would understand the physical and mental abuse the players take.

Aside from the everyday practice... the warm ups... the suicide runs and the mind blowing 201 ree throws ... others may think that this is a relatively "easy and safe" sport. Until you hear about the "Samboy Lims" and the "Allan Caidics" of the sport. Nothing can prepare you from what's going to happen after you go air born.... I don't care if you are as big as Shaq or as frail as the snotty kid in your high school. Fact is, once you are up there...only one rule will take over....gravity. Once gravity hits, there are no rings...no gloves... no helmets... no metal doors ...no body armor that will separate your face from the pavement.

And oh yeah...who was that PBA player that recently had an SCI?

Edited by FALLEN_KINDRED_SOUL, 16 April 2007 - 09:28 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2007 - 09:27 PM

no brainer. its GOLF :lol:

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:38 PM

Boxing and MMA :goatee:



i agree, plus triathlon

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:45 PM

Soccer

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 02:15 PM

Beer Drinking competition?

hehehe....

But seriously, I would have to go with basketball... others may laugh but if you are REALLY love and understand the sport, you would understand the physical and mental abuse the players take.

Aside from the everyday practice... the warm ups... the suicide runs and the mind blowing 201 ree throws ... others may think that this is a relatively "easy and safe" sport. Until you hear about the "Samboy Lims" and the "Allan Caidics" of the sport. Nothing can prepare you from what's going to happen after you go air born.... I don't care if you are as big as Shaq or as frail as the snotty kid in your high school. Fact is, once you are up there...only one rule will take over....gravity. Once gravity hits, there are no rings...no gloves... no helmets... no metal doors ...no body armor that will separate your face from the pavement.

And oh yeah...who was that PBA player that recently had an SCI?


but NFL and Rugby is a little bit more dangerous.

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 02:16 PM

american football

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:27 PM

WWE wrestling

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:36 PM

Although not really a legit sport, I'd say bodybuilding. Work continuse outside the gym on nutrition balancing.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:29 AM

MMA for me