I want a sport hobby..

  • joeisme

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    Sep 23, 2009 10:15 PM GMT
    I'm into lifting weights and stuff like that but I just want to get into a sport, something competitive.. the problem comes that I'm really not comfortable with the testosterone in the gym as it is, so I work out at home, but a friend once mentioned he goes rock climbing with his boyfriend every week, and I just don't know what's available, what to do. I don't really know how to start?

    Something that gets my blood rushing, cardio exercise is what I need I think to get rid of all this excess energy icon_evil.gif
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    Sep 24, 2009 12:46 AM GMT
    Have you considered tennis? It may seem pretty boring watching it. But it's a different story when you actually play. It's competitive, fun, and it gets your blood pumping.
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    Sep 24, 2009 1:26 AM GMT
    Cross-country skiing is great for conditioning, and can be as un-competitive, or as competitive as you like.
  • joeisme

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    Sep 24, 2009 11:27 PM GMT
    Hmm I did used to like tennis when i was younger, but I don't know...I'm not sure if I'm interested in it enough to want to do it? That's not lack of determination, just think there may be something I'd enjoy more.

    I thought about swimming, but there again...actually, there's no downfall to that..I should try.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 24, 2009 11:29 PM GMT
    I'm an avid racquetball player and play in a league as well. It's great exercise, you get a good cardio workout, and very competitive.
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    Sep 24, 2009 11:29 PM GMT
    Running FTW. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 25, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    how about triathlon? you get to run, bike, and swim for training. it's great exercise and requires a lot of discipline and hard work to be good. If that doesn't work, get a bike. Biking is easy on the joints(when compared to some other sports), great exercise, and can be a lot of fun at the same time. Just go out riding and before you know it you will have ridden several miles and you'll notice things you never before noticed while driving.
  • xKorix

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    Sep 25, 2009 12:38 AM GMT
    Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball, and Track and Field are pretty fun.
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    Sep 25, 2009 1:02 AM GMT
    Running. But the best solution is ultimate Frisbee, hands down. It is incredibly intense, people are friendly and willing to teach. There is even a club tournament that happens every fall. So you could compete nationally. It is a great sport to do.
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    Sep 25, 2009 1:16 AM GMT
    Although it isn't really competitive, Scuba Diving is a nice hobby that is sort of a social sport. I have been diving for a few years now and it never fails to amaze me.

    The competition for me is exploring and seeing all I can, so its really a sport where you better yourself. My type of sport ;) Too bad it doesn't include a locker room though...

    Don't just think either that it is all about floating around! It takes strength with both the upper body, for carrying all the gear, and the lower body for navigation, propulsion and keeping buoyancy. Some days I finish 2 dives feeling like I have been hit by a truck!
  • hartfan

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    Sep 25, 2009 1:23 AM GMT
    I'd say just try different sports until you find one that you really like. Don't worry if you aren't good at it at first. Few people are and even the top sportsmen in the world put in a long period of hard work before they are that good. What's most important is that you enjoy it. Given the variety of sports out there, I'm sure you'll find something that the more you get into, the more you like it. Good luck.