Most Demanding Sports


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41 Motorcycle Racing

Half an hour of motor cross equal to playing 10 games of football back to back. A days motor cross 4 races at 25 minutes per race equal to a day of Tour de France bicycle race.

No one realises how physically demanding motocross is untill they try it, not only do you need to be fit, you need to be bike fit, something that's is completely diffrent to just regular fitness

42 Volleyball Volleyball Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.

In Volleyball you are always practicing. You have to do whatever it takes to get the ball. Go to a hard gym floor, jump in the air and belleyflop onto the floor. In volleyball season all good players have bumps and bruises on their arms, shins, legs, faces even. You have to stop a ball that is going 85Mph with whatever body part you can get to it. Everybody thinks volleyball isn't a sport, but you won't say that after a day in Practice.

43 Handball
44 Biathlon
45 Skiing

Nordic skiing is tough, 6 days a week practice, hours of hill work UP hill, intervals, plus all your equipment which easily exceeds $1000

All big muscles are used to its maximum in skiing competition, and I'm not talking about downhill here..

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46 BMX Racing

The competition is at an incredibly high level, even in the younger expert level kids.

47 Olympic Weightlifting
48 Bowling

Being a fairly good Bowler I can say that bowling is probably one of the most mentally demanding sports, it's not to physically demanding.

Throwing a 15 or 16 pound sphere 60 feet down a lane with accuracy under the stress of competition, hundreds of time in a day.

49 Beach Volleyball Beach Volleyball Beach volleyball is a team sport played by two teams of two players on a sand court divided by a net. It has been an Olympic discipline since the 1996 Games.

Volleyball is a very physical demanding sport and it should at least be in the top 10

50 Archery Archery Archery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus. V 1 Comment
51 Tug of War
52 Ultra Marathon

How people can put themselves through the pistons of running for hours on end, I don't know

Running through mountains distances ranging from 50k to 167k non stop night and day pushing your body and mind to its absolute maximum this should be in the top five,in my opinion a real sport is used by people who once use there body as the tool

53 Rock Climbing

Climbing trad at the top of your ability is hard.

To fight gravity you need a long way to go.

Very few people that do it at the highest level. Check out Alex Honnold and prepare to be terrified and exhausted.

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54 Kitesurfing

This sport should be number one on the list. The top riders can do wakeboard tricks better than wakeboards with just the wind and not even a kicker and at the same time it’s an extreme sport where riders like Josh Emanuel chase storms and jump 30 meters high. At the same time you can surf bigger waves than surfer would dream about without a jetski assisting them. And go check out Nick Jacobsen’s burj al arab 200 meter drop and his 277 meter tow-up.

55 Kickboxing

This is a physical and mental demanding sport that should be well up this list

56 Judo

50th, I have done Judo for 20 years and I have done Motocross, the 2 most physical sports in the world, so Motocross is 1st and Judo comes a very close second.

57 Bull Riding

You may ride your bike or whatever but let's see you ride something that you have no control of and you better be dialed in mentally and physically or your might as well kiss your butt goodbye It is the toughest sport on dirt or anywhere for that matter

How is Bullriding not at least in the top 20? It's not only a demanding sport but it's also one of the most dangerous. Whoever made this list is an idiot.

I rode 14 years, air lifted twice and gathered more then 300 000 $ in med bills

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58 Strongman

You have got to be kidding me that strongman is this low. Dart beats it? Really? I dare anyone to see how much effort it takes to become elite at strongman

The only sport to test every aspect of strength, speed, stamina and mental toughness

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59 Snooker

Very demanding on your legs keep getting up and down from your seat

Snooker just so hard, you can play for your entire live and still can't master it

60 Darts

Right hand when drinking a pint

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