Which sport has the most physically fit athletes?

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  1. Freegoldman profile image41
    Freegoldmanposted 12 years ago

    Is it swimming, basket ball or hockey?

    1. Daffy Duck profile image60
      Daffy Duckposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's a tie between Olympic Trampoline and the National Jump Rope Competitions.  big_smile

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      keister9posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I  think wrestling and the mma/ufc  are  the  most  fit  followed  by bball players

    3. Silverspeeder profile image60
      Silverspeederposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I am quite surprised no one has mentioned squash,  professional squash players are amongst the fittest athletes in the world.

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    klarawieckposted 12 years ago

    I'd say soccer. smile They are strong, fast, and can endure the longest non-stop.

  3. optimus grimlock profile image61
    optimus grimlockposted 12 years ago

    soccer players strong riiiiiight!. I'd say swimmers is a good guess or soccer players. On a side note I've seen a big linemen with as much stamina of a soccer player. It does happen just not much!

  4. Brent Hale profile image61
    Brent Haleposted 12 years ago

    Rugby players... with American football players second. Rugby has all the endurance of soccer, and all the explosive power of American football. Here's the way I see it... Which sport-specific athletes can transition to other games the easiest? Rugby players would have the endurance to play soccer, and some can kick the ball extremely well. Rugby players could also meet the physical demands of football.

    However, there are plenty of American football players who could easily transition to other sports as well. As far as basketball, swimming and soccer... no way. Can you imagine putting Ronaldo on the same field with a guy like Ray Lewis or Schalk Burger... he'd leave on a stretcher!

    1. optimus grimlock profile image61
      optimus grimlockposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      well put!!!!!!!!

    2. Editor and Chief profile image61
      Editor and Chiefposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Is it physically fit to have multiple concussions?

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      klevifushaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      American football? Half of them are overweight...

  5. Greek One profile image63
    Greek Oneposted 12 years ago

    hate to say it, but gymnastics

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      jamessteadmanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I would agree that gymnasts are almost definitely the strongest athletes pound for pound, but I wouldn't say they're the most physically fit.  They're not used to high endurance or sprinting for example, which I would say puts them out of the top spot.

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      klevifushaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. Along with swimming, gymnastics has to be the most challenging form of physical fitness.

  6. A Troubled Man profile image59
    A Troubled Manposted 12 years ago

    Extreme tiddlywinks.

  7. technologyvault profile image65
    technologyvaultposted 12 years ago

    From my experience, I'd say that wrestling has to be at or near the top.  I've played many different sports (basketball, football, soccer, baseball) over the years, and I've never been as in shape as when I was wrestling.

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    jamessteadmanposted 12 years ago

    I'd probably say athletics produces the best athletes.

    Not trying to be a smart-ass either, but they would be the best as a group in specific athletic tasks.

    If you're talking about the best singularly athletic people, I'd say it's almost certainly 7's Rugby players.  I've played a whole lot of sports, and am a boxer myself, but 7's Rugby is the most gruelling of the lot.  Coordination is top notch, conditioning is insane, explosiveness is crucial all leaving a very well rounded athlete.

    Out of the three mentioned above, Basketball would definitely be the most athletic as the changes in momentum and coordination are much greater than those in swimming or soccer

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      jamessteadmanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      hockey, not soccer, whoops

  9. Editor and Chief profile image61
    Editor and Chiefposted 12 years ago

    Marathon Runners.

  10. R.S. Hutchinson profile image71
    R.S. Hutchinsonposted 12 years ago

    Boxing. I box and I've played sports all my life. If you can jump rope for 5 minutes straight, take a beating for 5 rounds and still have enough stamina and strength to fight back, you're in good shape. Most pro athletes could not box at a pro level, but most pro boxers could run in a soccer or basketball game non stop.

  11. Shawn Scarborough profile image68
    Shawn Scarboroughposted 12 years ago

    I think that swimmers have to be the most physically fit.  You have to use just about every muscle in your body to swim.

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    Sherlock221bposted 12 years ago

    I think darts has to have the fittest players.

  13. nickshamrock profile image60
    nickshamrockposted 12 years ago

    I'd have to go with boxing. It doesn't seem like much, but just stand there and throw punches for 5 minutes, you'll be exhausted in 2.

  14. CyclingFitness profile image91
    CyclingFitnessposted 12 years ago

    Soccer only goes on for 90 minutes and they complain at more than 2 games a week- That isn't fitness, that's weakness to me

    Physically fit has to be the cyclists within the tour de France 5+ hours a day averaging over 40 km/h including high mountain passes and working for team mates all out in sprint stages.

    The sheer endurance of an Ironman triathlete has to put them up there too- 4 km swim, 180 km bike and 42 km run all in one go has to be seen as the ultimate in endurance

    If you based it on VO2 max and lung capacity readings however studies show that Cross Country Skiiers are physically fittest.

    I agree boxers are physically fit although they get a break between 3 minute rounds!

    Physical fitness is a very broad term.

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    jamessteadmanposted 12 years ago

    CyclingFitness, good points!  Totally skipped my mind about the cyclists within the Tour de France and I used to do triathalon and forgot about that too.  I also heard somewhere a couple of years ago that Cross Country Skiers were very fit too and was quite surprised.  Not something people think about very often.


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