Best Endurance Sports

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1
Marathon

No matter how strong muscles you micht have. Also is a mentale challenge every second and you can even be dehydrated before half way

How is football number 2? You get a break every 8 seconds.

26 miles is long
104 football fields
i admire those people


2Boxing
You'd be surprised how much wind swinging your arms through the air for 3 minutes actually takes out of you
Clearly the highest stamina sport out of the lot - it will make three minutes feel like hell on earth

3Track&Field

4Triathlon
Marathon and Swimming are on the top ten, now add cycling, and the result? The MOST demanding endurance sport by far!
How does running a marathon require more endurance than competing in a triathlon when there is running a marathon, plus swimming 2.4 miles and biking 112 miles in an Ironman?
It's one of the hardest sports one of its branches is ironman the hardest one day race and the Olympic triathlon is incredibly fast alistair brownlee can run a 29 minute 10 k after he has swimmed 1500 m and biked 40k.
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5Soccer
You are sprinting for an hour non stop up and down a long field imagine having no subs while also you must quickly think and have good ball skills and coordination so for those of you who say soccers for pansies why don't you give it a try. not to mention all the phsycal contact in soccer
There are no breaks or stoppages in this extremely high pace game.
No timeouts
No huddling
No sleeping in right field
Absolutely no unfit athletes!
There are very rarely breaks in football. You are going to be running for nearly 45 minutes. The only rest you get is 15 minutes of halftime.
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6Swimming
Track and field above swimming... Really? That's just annoying.
Swimmers train the longest and train at high intensity. The reason these sports are higher than swimming is because unless you are a swimmer you don't know what it takes.

soccer players you are delusional it is not demanding, you have an off season, you barely train and the training isn't hard. I did soccer and swimming up until I was 12 because by 12 if I wanted to keep up I had to do what the rest of the swimmers were doing at that age and swim 9 sessions a week 2-2and half hours a session and that has just increased since, we train 51 out of 52 weeks of the year everyday morning and night for hours at high intensity and do gym and other training with no rest. You miss a session you get kicked out of the squad, you turn up late you get punished.

Endurance wise no other sports train more.
Swimming is the hardest by far I hate when everyone says that its easy and everyone can swim but yeah maybe you can flop around like a retard and not go anywhere but try swimming for 4 hours a day every week just pounding your body until you vomit or just can't move anymore go on try it just try it for godsake!
I respectfully disagree, swimming should be number one! Try doing your sport at full compasity without breathing. At my usual practice, this is for a twelve year old, I do 30 miles total, waking up at 4:30 in the morning during the summer to do practice from 5:00 to 8:00 and then dryland 8:00 to 9:00 and now I do practices from 5:00 to 9:00, depending on the day times may vary. So for all those swimmers out there, swimming should be number one!
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7Water Polo
On top of the fact that swimming is hard enough from lap to lap, you have to continue pass and shot on the move. Water Polo is one of the most enduring sports in which you are constantly on the move. While eggbeating you are swimming lap to lap and passing without any breaks! Can you imagine doing all of that with no stop? To make matters worse water polo is a very rough sport and involves a lot of contact including punching, kicking, and drowning.

8Cycling
Football? Are you kidding me? Really, American football--get out! Australian Rules football maybe but American football--go have a beer. Watch the Tour de France, 20 stages, 3497 km (2012) then see how many more tours these riders take on.
Dood there is no competition for cycling.
And really? Soccer?
You can stand in soccer the best thing you can do in cycling is stop pedaling.
For hours at a time you are either sitting on your gouch or out of the sattle pulling many watts.
If you are a competitive cyclist you could be riding up to 24 hrs a week or 772 km (480) a week and if your not riding then you ate recovering eating and stretching.
I'd like to see a soccer player ride 100 km (60m) averaging at least 30 km per hr (18 mph).
And I would love to take up a challengers kick a ball and run around a field.

9Football

10Tennis
You can be on that court for 2-3 hours, with barely any break. That pretty tough.

The Contenders

11Basketball

you need to run 48 minutes against the greatest atheletes who got 40 inch vertical leap and are 6 foot 7 on average


12Hockey
Field hockey is the most revolutionary sport in terms of speed and intensity. Rules are changed frequently just to speed the game up! Professional teams require around 22 on a yoyo test. Much higher than most other sports.

13Lacrosse

14Rowing
This is incredibly underrated. Really I mean soccer, for endurance? And.. volleyball I mean come on guys. I have played almost every sport out there; soccer, LAX, I am also a long distance runner (this belongs on this list), and I can promise you this belongs in the top three. Have you ever anticipated something (like a 2k) with such fear that you wished that you would break a leg that day, only so that you didn't have to do it. Or you wished that you would pass out in a piece so that the pain would stop. Tell me oh soccer players, when is the last time that about 1/2 your team mates were crying in anticipation of a test. When is the last time you looked at a TEAM MATE and thought "i will do ANYTHING to get her spot." This being said I recognize that soccer IS hard, just not in the same mental endurance way that crew is. If there was a what sports require that most coordination, then soccer would win.

Most importantly though crew is addicting. The mental endurance it has given me throughout these four years is the most valuable skill I have. Man and my teammates they are irreplaceable for me. The moments I have had when all the tears and pain pay off when you win a race are the ones I look back to on a rainy day. So if we are talking about endurance I leave you with one word... rowing
Nope... Have any of you ever felt like throwing up and kept pushing yourself until you did... Never stopping... And continuing on afterward... Rowing is pure hell of a sport but its addicting so there's no quitting. 5Ks are the worst... In the blistering heat... Your whole body aches... You feel like quitting but you have to much pride to let the rest of your boat down and your team... So you continue on and push yourself harder

I personally have rowed until my hands bled from blisters, thrown up while on a rowing machine (erg), but although it sounds all bad... I wouldn't trade it for the world... Because rowers have the BEST teammates!

15Volleyball

16Motocross
Have you every rode motocross
Should be number 1

17Cross Country Skiing
Non stop upper and lower body motion over snow

18Wrestling

19Irish Dance
You need the best endurance possible for dance because if you die out you can be disqualified. Also you need to be EXTREMELY tight and pointed toes, arms in throughout the whole dance, you need to be able to push yourself high off the ground. You need your feet completely turned out or points are taken off. You must be on time or else you disqualified.
What do we have to do? Well for the Midwest championships we train for hours trying to perfect our steps. We have to do a 1st step right and left then a second step right and left then a THIRD step right and left or sometimes left. So how do we keep our endurance up?
~Drills
~ All 3 all 3 all 3 NO STOPING (ABOUT 7 minutes of doing what I told you how you had to be when your dancing)
~Jump rope
~running for about 20 minutes no stopping if you stop you start all over again meaning 40 minutes!
~ we have to do pushups (50)
~situps (50) otherstyles too
~clicks for 2 minutes
~treble hop backs for 3 minutes
~leaps
~etc
Don't EVER THINK THESE ARE EASY BECAUSE WE WILL PROVE YOU WRONG!

20Rugby

21Baseball
Really? 13? Horrible playing 4-5 games in a week? 162 games!

22Cheerleading

23Horseback Riding

To ride, you must NEVER lose control of your mount. This includes using leg muscles for whatever time you are on. If you let go, the horse doesn't know what to do, and, if you are riding a green (inexperienced) horse, they could throw you off. You must keep directing this horse with your leg muscles the whole time you are on. You cannot stop.


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