Non-Combat sports with beneficial aspects.

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  1. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt Platinum Member

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    Call the ring card girls Boise Dimes, tell you're opponent he sounds poor. License to print UFC money, playboy.
     
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  2. GOATMOON

    GOATMOON White Belt

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    This might sound crazy, but I feel skateboarding at a high level instills a ton of different attributes. Off the top of my head: Explosive power in the legs, balance, lightness and quickness of the feet, precision, the composure to try something terrifying that can seriously injure you with one mishap, and the toughness to pick yourself up and go back for more after eating shit over and over again.
     
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  3. j123

    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    After weigh ins, I just kinda wander around the venue and try to lure out sherdoggers by:

    Judge is playing on a tablet:
    That's a nice iPad, must've got it from his wife

    Jacked heavyweight weighs in:
    Dude's huge. Probably benches teh 275

    No success so far, they justlookatme like a wierd guy saying odd lines
     
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  4. Sinister

    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    This is held annually at the Stratosphere here in town:

     
  5. listrahtes

    listrahtes Brown Belt

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    Looks great as coordination training but as far as fun goes Squash seems to be much more tactical, faster and diverse while having the same basic concept. Anyone liking this should try out Squash.
     
  6. Jonathan Mohr

    Jonathan Mohr White Belt

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    I believe it, I don't skate, but some of the toughest dudes I know are skaters from way back. The stuff they pull off and the ease with which they do it is very physically demanding.
     
  7. MadSquabbles500

    MadSquabbles500 Gold Belt

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    Those two guys sound like they can be from NYC though. I have literally never seen that wall on a court before except for racquetball, anywhere outside of NYC. NOt even LI, or NJ.
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Dude it's popular anywhere there's a major metropolitan city + Hispanics + prisons. Most of the guys here who play very well are from Cali, and have been locked up at some point. Or taught by someone who was locked up. I'm from Miami, it was stupid popular at my Middle School.

    Squash is for nerds who need courts, designer sporting clothing, and rackets.

    You don't need any of that crap to play handball. Just a wall and a ball.
     
  9. listrahtes

    listrahtes Brown Belt

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    My comment wasnt meant to talk down on handball. Just a hint to try out Squash If you like it. And I dont care If "nerds" or whatever play it. If its fun its fun.

    But now I know why its popular in the US. Thx.
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    My comment was tongue-in-cheek, but that reply has all the uppity-ness I'd expect from a squash player. ;)
     
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    listrahtes Brown Belt

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    Sadly I cant play it anymore. Nearly all Squash places have been closed because its not the cool thing to do. People prefer Crossfit and other fancy stuff. Loved it just as a once per month sport to have fun with a friend. Were I live it was a cheap sport and once was quite popular and available.

    And I dont even know what tongue in cheek means. :(
     
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  12. Sano

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    I never played Squash but I really enjoy Badminton. Man, I miss playing that, it's so much fun.
     
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    For the "bleedin' obvious" option...

    Running.
     
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    Probly do more harm than good if you run like the hot girls at work do though... like 7 minute miles 3 miles a day. You get more cardio than that just warming up with a jump rope.
     
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    I'm thinking Lydiard style middle distance. Really building up the aerobic capacity.
     
  16. Sinister

    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It basically means sarcasm + rhetoric. Facetious
     
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    Spaghetta Taps too early

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    I played tennis for a long time before I started MMA and I think it helped. Being able to stay on your toes, react, stay in stance, quick footwork, working on hip and leg power and motion. I definitely think it did me some good. It's also really nice and casual to do with friends so it's still cool to do in between training
     
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    i played ice hockey and it has helped tremendously with my balance, coordination, and core/leg strength. basketball helped as well.

    my gf played soccer all the way up to the collegiate level and danced. taking ANY of her kicks SUCK. plus, she is mentally conditioned for hard training and pressure to perform.
     
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    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    i'm not posting her pic on sherdog, you crazy. we will come by to diamond eventually.
     

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