ANSWERS: 14
  • I will say rugby because it is so physical without the padding. Also surfing because you are exposed to all the creatures of the sea and the ocean is so unpredictable.
  • Horse racing. Jockey's must be strong, must have lightening quick reflexes, must control a 2000 lb animal with its own mind, and must have courage.
  • Rugby is a good possibility. Soccer and basketball also require a great deal of athleticism. They involve constant movement and engagement in the game.
  • I would go with MMA or Mixed Martial Arts. You have to have good cardio, you have to have muscle training, you have to be smart, you have to train and be in great health in order to really be a good fighter. I believe it excercises you in many aspects, not just physical. You have to be mentally able to handle the mind games that go along with fighting and you have to be smart in order to know what your opponant will do next. It's not just brutes banging on each other, there is so much more to it. Especially when it comes to ground game.
  • I agree with everyone else who has said rugby. Playing it myself, I can tell you that almost every game is a phsical battle, even when you're a lazy winger like me! The forwards are pushed to their limits getting to every breakdown, and the backs have to whizz around the pitch themselves too, get into defensive and attacking positions, that kind of stuff
  • I think water polo may be one of the most challenging sports. Combine swimming, soccer and boxing and I think that gets close to the amount of exertion it takes.
  • Jockeys are sort of left out of the mix. Everything that centrator said is right--can you imagine their reflexes when the move a horse into a tiny hole in the pack. I like the Jockey answer.
  • Bog snorkeling, it isn't really a sport but by god does it look tiring, running through mud in sodden clothes with your head submerged!
  • Soccer has my vote. Anyone who can run, manuever, kick, dribble and defend for an hour straight has got to be an athlete.
  • For many years the Heavy Weight Champion of the World was considered to be the top athlete of the word. Strength, stamina, endurance, reflexes, courage.
  • Beach volleyball will be up there. One needs to be in a really good physical shape to be able to run and jump on the sand.
  • I think if you take into consider training and competition, gymnastics trumps and/or ties every other sport. You need every muscle group to be in tip top shape. You need grace and fluidity, but you also need to be fast and powerful. You need endurance for the floor routines, quick twitch for tumbling and vault, major core and upper body for bars, and forget men's gymnastics! Rings and Pommel horse are killer. You need to be the most flexible of any other sport (except maybe its counterpart, rhythmic gymnastics) and every athlete at the top of this sport will tell you they practice 30-40 hours a week and are always in some kind of pain. They grit their teeth through pain pretty much every day. And forget the mental aspect of it - you can have all the flexibility and athleticism you want but if you don't have the nerve to flip 13 feet into the air a couple of times or to flip and twist over a four inch piece of wood, you aren't going anywhere. I do think that martial arts and rugby and tennis are very much up there in terms of raw, complete physical strength, endurance, and constant engagement in the game and total body fitness.
  • I think if you take into consider training and competition, gymnastics trumps and/or ties every other sport. You need every muscle group to be in tip top shape. You need grace and fluidity, but you also need to be fast and powerful. You need endurance for the floor routines, quick twitch for tumbling and vault, major core and upper body for bars, and forget men's gymnastics! Rings and Pommel horse are killer. You need to be the most flexible of any other sport (except maybe its counterpart, rhythmic gymnastics) and every athlete at the top of this sport will tell you they practice 30-40 hours a week and are always in some kind of pain. They grit their teeth through pain pretty much every day. And forget the mental aspect of it - you can have all the flexibility and athleticism you want but if you don't have the nerve to flip 13 feet into the air a couple of times or to flip and twist over a four inch piece of wood, you aren't going anywhere. I do think that martial arts and rugby and tennis are very much up there in terms of raw, complete physical strength, endurance, and constant engagement in the game and total body fitness.
  • I think online fishing...it tests my patience and helps with atrophication in a way that is top notch.

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