What Sport Might I Be Good At?

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    What Sport Might I Be Good At?

    So I've been thinking about starting to play a sport lately for fun and I was trying to find one that suited me well. I was actually talking to one of my friends about this (he's a seasoned hockey player and he studied human kinetics in university for a while, so he knows quite a lot about this stuff) and what he suggested was wrestling. I thought this made sense because I have a build that's pretty much the same as some amateur wrestlers that I've seen (shorter, pretty stocky and heavily muscled, I'm around 5'6-5'7 and 170 pounds with a body fat percentage of around 15-16 the last time I checked). As for some other relevant information, I'm quite strong and I have a lot of endurance, as well pretty decent flexibility and balance, although I wouldn't say that speed is my strong point.

    Based on the information that I just provided, do any of you have suggestions for sports that I might be good at?

    Update:

    I noticed that a lot of the responses that I've been getting here are basically saying "just do what you enjoy". While I appreciate the encouragement and agree with the sentiment, that's not the point of why I'm asking this. I'm most likely going to end up enjoying just about any sport that I try, because I love physical activity. I'm curious about this because I wanted to give something that I might be good at a shot and see if I would like it too. Anyway though, thanks for the responses nonetheless, I just wanted to make that clear.

    #2
    I would say try all the sports and do what you enjoy. I'm well built for endurance running and really enjoy it so I do that for fun. I also really enjoy olympic lifting but if you look at my build and muscle type you would suggest I shouldn't do it but I do it anyways because it is fun (I do stink at it because of said build and muscle type but it doesn't bother me). Unless you are trying to go pro at something just try everything and have fun.

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      #3
      Azercord I agree. I think that I'll probably end up enjoying just about anything though, so I'm interested in seeing what I might be good at as well.

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        #4
        Bareknuckle fighting or Curling.
        More serious answers: Hammer throw or caber toss
        The most serious answer: Probably the kind of sport you have the most fun with. Try darts or hema. Limbo could be another option, considering you're flexible

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          #5
          I would also suggest to just do what you fancy. I you have a passion for some sport you will probably spend much more time doing it than if you pick something which suits your body type but is maybe not as interesting to you.
          And by spending a lot of time in it you will become better at it. If your body type is a disadvantage in your selected sport any progress counts double/triple

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            #6
            Nihopaloa I'm not quite sure I get the joke here lol . I'm guessing curling because I'm Canadian, but I'm not sure why for bare knuckle fighting hahaha. Sorry, my understanding of certain jokes is limited to put it mildly lmao.

            As for hammer throwing or caber tossing, that makes sense. I actually discovered this weekend that I have a pretty decent arm on me when it comes to throwing, plus I'm Scottish, so the caber toss would be quite fitting hahaha.

            Darts sounds like it could be fun, although I consider that to be more of a game than a sport if you know what I mean, same with limbo. Getting good at limbo would be good for when I go to parties hahaha. As for hama, I'm not sure what that is lol.


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              #7
              Heh, I actually thought you were from Australia, because I didn't read farther than 'Sydney'. Figures. There's no real joke here, tbh, just listing some weird ideas to emphasise my main point, which Nebulus stated much better.
              About hema, a quick search with the search engine of your choice gives you lots of information (but I'm going to spoon-feed you now), it's short for Historical European martial arts, basically, it's historical sword-fighting. Here's another link to the hema alliance.
              And bareknuckle fighting is badass. You should watch Snatch. And Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. Seriously, watch those films.
              Last edited by Nihopaloa; July 21, 2020, 11:57 PM. Reason: Typo in the second film title

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                #8
                I have seen the workouts that curlers do, actually pretty intense.

                In terms of sports, have a look at the list of Olympic disciplines, they have pretty much everything mainstream there.

                Or just do what I do and do whatever you feel like and not care how good you are at it.

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                  #9
                  Soccer. It's cheap, easy to learn but takes a lifetime to get good at, and a team needs all kind of body types to work well. Find a 6 a side rec league somehwere on Cape Breton (I assume you're allowed to play again) and get started. Ask other players to give you tips and pointers to learn how to play. The advantage of soccer is you can watch it 24/7 on the web, you can travel anywhere in the world and have a kick about and you're likely to find community and fun if you find a league that takes adult beginners.

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                    #10
                    Salishsea That's a good suggestion! I actually used to play soccer a little bit (not on a team or anything, just in gym class and at recess back in elementary and middle school) and I found that it was pretty fun, so I think that I'd probably enjoy it now too. I think I'll probably give it another shot!

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                      #11
                      Rugby could be good for you, although might find it tough to get enough people for a match.

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                        #12
                        I know I'm coming a little late to this but have you considered broomball? I played a bit in college and it was a Blast! Took a bit to get used to sprinting on ice but that became part of the fun.
                        If you like part of the idea of wrestling you could also look at getting into a martial art. Perhaps Judo or Jiu jitsu?

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                          #13
                          Everyone is suggesting you do what's fun because we have no idea what your skills are. You gave us weight and height and said you're endurant. That's good.

                          Can you hit a baseball at 70 mph? I don't know.

                          Can you catch a football or run a sharp 5 yard out? I don't know.

                          Can you put a 40 yard free kick into the box with enough angle for a striker to get a head on it? I don't know.

                          Do you you live close enough to the ocean to surf? I don't know.

                          Can you dribble a basketball? I don't know.

                          I don't know if you know how to swim so I very can't recommend water polo.

                          It's a math question that doesn't give us enough information. That's why you're getting generic, "Do what you like."

                          Play basketball. There you go.

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                            #14
                            ArishaNomad Broomball sounds like it would be fun! As for a grappling heavy martial art like judo or jiu jitsu, I was thinking the same thing and yeah, I do kind of like the idea of wrestling, so I think I might like those too. Now to just see what martial art like that I'd like best.....hmm.......

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                              #15
                              Brazilian Jiu-Jutsu! Combine it with boxing to become unstoppable!

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