Top Ten Hardest Sports
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I am no James Stewart or Chad Reed, I am not a professional in my sport by any means. But whenever o r where ever I ride, it demands more skill more physical experience and more mental capabilities than anyone could know. When you ride your complete hardest, you will never feel that burn on anything else. Your entire body will be struck with pain, but yet its the most fun you'll ever have. All the other sports deal with yourself and a ball, a bat or something small in that manner. Motocross is you and a 250 pound machine with 50 horse power, depending on the bike, with all sorts of vigorous obstacles, with the danger of other riders around you as well. I think this is the most extreme sport!
Motocross is not just sitting on a dirt bike and twist the throttle back around a circle. You have to have the balls to jump 100 ft jumps and to ride a turn full throttle leaning the bike and putting pressure on the outside peg. I have been racing motocross for 5 years and I have broken my foot and have bruised my kidney and I've also had three concussions. Yet I still love the sport and my love for the sport will never end. You burn about 1000 calories just being on the bike for 30 minutes. Your arms get so tired that you can't even hold onto the bike anymore. If you think the sport is easy than you get out there and try to hang with us!
I have played every other sport you could imagine. Baseball, football, soccer, track, and hockey, and I can say without doubt that motocross is the most extreme sport there is. I have never done anything so mentally, and physically challenging in my life. Even practicing takes so much energy. After race day I am feeling the hurt for about 2 weeks, its hard to walk, its hard to move. People say all it is, is sitting and twisting the throttle... Well.. Lets not forget the giant hills we have to climb, the giant logs we have to jump, and holding up that 250-280 pound bike. No sport compares to motocross. It takes so much mental work too, speeding through the woods going inbetween trees that you have to twist the handle bars to get through, plus the scare factor of hillclimbs and jumps. You have to be strong in all aspects to even compete in this sport. My point is proven
How did horse back biding beat this sport! What conditioning does a horse back rider have to go through to be an amazing athlete? I would agree gymnastics is very difficult and swimming is very hard too, but both are used in cross training for motocross to become a better rider with more anaerobic stamina to increase lactic acid threshold and static holding, pushing, and pulling, from gymnastics to create better endurance on the dirt bike. When swimmers and gymnasts ride for cross training then I would be sure that those are more difficult. But until that day, motocross is dominant in my mind
Motocross is definitely the most demanding sport in the world. If anyone has ever raced you know the strain it puts on your body. Once that arm pump kicks in every muscle in your arm feels like its on fire, and every joint in your hand feels like its being stabbed with a red hot needle. Not to mention the pain after you fall 20 feet in the air on to hard pack, there is a reason we were a couple thousand dollars worth of safety gear, it sure as hell ain't just cause we feel like it
By FAR the hardest sport and Hobby in the World. Any one can ride fast in a straight line. Please try Riding a track as hard and fast as you possibly can for many laps, you will change your mind! It's incredible hard!
Hitting them whoops, the corners, the Rough Rutted ground, getting hit with mud and stones by the rider in front (hurts), and the pure adrenaline of hitting a jump at speed, in the back of your head knowing you could come of any time and really f your self up is awesome. A lot more to say, but you would understand if you "attempted it ;)"
I started racing at 4 and am 15 now. People don't know how physically demanding the sport is! You use EVERY muscle in your body, and you have to train year round to be good, and not be too winded, because you'll always be winded. I'v broken a couple of bones, but always seem to land in my head. I kid you not, about 10 concussions. I play a lot of the sports that beat this one just to train for motocross! So when horseback riders start racing mx for training, then I might be satisfied.
don't you just love it when someone tells you motocross is nothing but just sitting on a bike and twisting the throttle? I've played all sports through school and raced for 8 years. there is a reason I only raced 8 years, too many injuries and the last one was a torn acl, mcl, and pcl... motocross is THE MOST PHYSICALLY DEMANDING SPORT in the world hands down
Exclude the crashes, well you got 30 mins of pure mentally and physically demanding sport. Imagine you are riding really fast and you have to choose which line to take and keep momentum to clear all the jumps. With the rough track, your forearm will be hard as hell, your shoulder will be painful, your biceps feel like its going to torn. Plus the weight of the boots, you need put out your feet in and out when turning. Squatting all the way, you don't really sit in motocross. Balance the bike. Damn~
Anyone who thinks HORSEBACK riding is harder than MX, is a complete girl who hasn't raced before. It is the most physical demanding sport in the world, by far. It's NOT even close to being as easy as twisting the throttle. In fact, none of those 5 above sports is close to being as hard as MX. Tell your horse to jump an SX triple, swim through muddy ruts, and do a quad backflip over a kicker. Try figure skating through ruts, Try throwing a ball over a 100ft tabletop.
I have been riding my whole life. This sport is crazy, you never know whats going to happen next, I've broke so many bones and got many concussions, you can never stop getting better. People don't relize how hard the sport is untill they try it, it takes physical and mental stregth. So next time you say motorcross is easy why don't you hit the track for a few hours.
I've raced 14 years I'm 17 now and I have to say its so physically and mentally demanding and how this isn't ranked the hardest sport is beyond me also me being a girl makes it that much harder because you have to work twice as hard to get your strength and stamina up and anyone that says all you do is sit down and twist a throttle I dare you to try the sport and you will see how hard it really is
I think this should be number 1! Motocross is nothing but cardio and takes lots of muscle! You don't just sit on a machine and ride it, its control, and if you don't control it, it could mean serious injury or possible death. You use Almost every muscle in your body when it comes to motocross. And you use it to its fullest. At least I do anyways.
Can the spelling please be corrected to "motocross"?!
Thorough, independent scientific testing used to put MX/SX as the 2nd toughest but more recent testing has proven modern motocross to be #1 by a large margin.
No other sport requires so much physical and mental stamina, strength, balance, coordination, and perceptual processing ability.
MX might trail sports higher on this list in opinion-based public voting but it is clearly #1 for knowledgeable people and experts!
think of it this way: control a 700 pound bike WITH YOUR LEGS and arms. People say mx is just turning the wheel. THAT. IS. BULL. you have to keep your shoulders straight, and keep your balance the whole time so you don't tip your bike over. at the end of the day, I could fill 2 gallons with the sweat that comes off me
I've played soccer, basketball and water polo. I have been racing motocross for three years now and can say it is the most physically demanding sport out there. It requires, strength, endurance, balance, flexibility, literally everything! It requires the most complete athlete of any other sports.
Motocross is a serious sport, endurance, strength, skill, balance, good health, not just anyone can get on a bike and win every outdoor or indoor season, its not even a sport anymore, its a way of life for people crashing a bike hurts more then getting sacked in football or falling off a horse or getting a cramp in the pool, if anyone wants to say different they can get on my bike and try ripping for 3 hours in a gncc outdoor race and see how easy it is, these riders are mean and fearless, enough said haha
Mx is the hardest sport by far! I race and I can say that I have never worked out so hard in my life. Swimming is boring. It may be "hard" in some ways, but my grandma can do that. My grandma can't whip a 210 lb bike in the air 20 ft off the ground can she?
I get so much crap at school when I come in waddling around because I can barely walk. One day I sick of everybody teasing me, and I told them I read somewhere that motocross (I ride off road/ endurocross, but same thing maybe harder) was the most physically active sport. I got the whole class fired up about how much BS that was, so I'm trying to prove them wrong! I think it should be 1 on the list!
I have raced my entire life. It can prepare you for anything you come up against such as mental blocks, physical capabilities, and self esteem. You go out and run the race as hard as you can for 20 minutes instead of taking breaks between plays or matches you are out there for the entire race no breaks in the middle.
I have raced motorcross for 12 years now and there is no sport in the known universe that can even come close to motorcross. I have broken every bone in the upper half of my body and had surgery 16 times and can speak from experience in saying that you have to be extremely fit to compete in motorcross.
Raced motocross for 13 years two dislocated shoulders broken both arms and broken my back now have three fused vertibraes. By far the most physically demanding underrated sport. I don't know of many others where more then one competer has died mid event
I have raced for 5 years and I can honestly say that it has to be one of the hardest sports in the world. I also do cycling and motocross is nearly 20% harder than cycling. I also like how people say that all you do is sit down and pull the throttle, if they tried it they would say other wise.
I hate it, so much when people say that motocross takes no skill and all you do is twist a throttle, they say foot ball is way harder because you have to run, we'll guess what, Anyone can run! It takes skill and endurance to race competitively
Motocross is by far the most physical demanding sport there is. In motocross you need balance, strength, and skill to be able to go fast an race a dirtbike. And you have to race outside in 80 degree weather in a jersey & pants.
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