When is it too late to start to play?

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    Apr 14, 2009 1:11 AM GMT
    hey guys,

    So when I was a kid, I could never really play a lot of contact sports. Mostly because I was that allergy kid who was allergic to the grass, so when I went out to play I came back home as a puffed up ball of...well you get the point. Now that I live in the city, I do not get allergies anymore, and I wanted to try to play a contact sport. I was thinking of something like Flag Football, but there are no teams out here in San Fran, so I figured Rugby would be a good bet. Is it ever to late to get involved in the game, and if I would, how should I train myself in the gym and such?

    Thanks guys,
  • DCEric

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    Apr 14, 2009 2:21 AM GMT
    What is stopping you?
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    Apr 14, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
    it's never too late to get involved in any sports so long as you are committed to it. Be it for pure fun, a way to kill some time or maybe for something long term professionally you are never too young or too old to start.

    You should train yourself int he gym based upon what type of sport you wanna do. You can always do the basic stuff like crunches, push-ups, sit-ups, and your average everyday "run a few miles". Those will get you started on building something stable before you you start targeting specific muscle groups for certain activities.
  • steven_patter...

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    Apr 14, 2009 2:40 AM GMT
    Not sure if rugby is a "starter" sport (unless you're a real fan of pain). You might want to find something a bit less hard on the body to begin. But hell, if you're up for it, I say "Go, Go."
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 14, 2009 2:46 AM GMT
    It's never too late to start anything! My mom started taking piano lessons at 50, and she's 55 now and she just bought herself a piano! The same goes for everything. It's better late than never, my friend, so get to it!
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    Apr 14, 2009 2:49 AM GMT
    I never played team sports as a kid. Skinny and uncoordinated. I was always the second to last picked for teams, just before the kid with cast, scoliosis brace, or some other type contraption. I just joined a new rugby team. So far, I think it will be fun.

    So, go for it!
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    Apr 14, 2009 3:38 AM GMT
    I would to Ultimate Frisbee,
    because that's what the cool kids do icon_lol.gif

    Look around, I'm sure all of those things are near you.
    And I'd start running if you aren't already.
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    Apr 14, 2009 3:43 AM GMT
    I totally support going for rugby. I'd definetly by a book or have a friend give you a rundown on well, how it goes down because there is no doubt you will get messed up if your clueless on the sport.

    If you need advice or a rundown I'd be happy to explain some things, maybe if you lived close by I could show you how to ruck.icon_wink.gif
  • upsguy68

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    Apr 14, 2009 3:44 AM GMT
    I have always like the Nike ad campaign......JUST DO IT!!
  • CAtoFL

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    Apr 14, 2009 4:46 AM GMT
    Put an Epi-pen in your gym bag and GO!!!!!!
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    Apr 14, 2009 6:28 AM GMT
    Dude your never too old. I started training at my Fighting gym at 20. There are like seven guys who are training in MMA and they are 40. So if those guys can do it anyone can. Also dont be scared to get hit. I was scared too, but when you have nothing but adrenaline in you nothing hurts...even broken bones dont really hurt till like 10 min after
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    Apr 14, 2009 6:49 AM GMT
    Oh, and another thing, if you join a gay team, they are usually more patient with newbies. So, just let whoever's in charge or recruiting know you have no experience, and they'll be happy to get you started.

  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Apr 14, 2009 6:55 AM GMT
    In All major cities there are classes at the state colleges and city colleges for most sports and at 22 you can easy learn to play any sport you like and well !
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    Apr 30, 2009 1:32 PM GMT
    I always wanted to learn
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    Apr 30, 2009 1:41 PM GMT
    actually, I think rugby is a good way to go. It's one of those sports where people dont look at you weird if you say you've never played.

    like if you tried to join a football team or a baseball team and said, "I dont really know how to play." everyone would be like "what? dude, it's baseball..."

    good luck, and be sure to post pics of ur first black eye...always hot.