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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:20 am    Post subject: WHICH OTHER SPORT(NO ATHLETICS) DO YOU PRACTISE ? Reply with quote

I have just discovered beach volley and I love it!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basketball, cycling (at times), boxing, walking (?).

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played all the usual ones growing up. Football, baseball, basketball. As an adult it has been all running except for several years of karate and a little tennis and squash.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't remember what is squash.. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squash is similar to racquetball but played with a racket that has a longer handle and smaller head. The ball is also a lot harder and doesn't bounce as much as a racquetball.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried just about everything at least once, including all the sports typically offered in highschool, plus surfing, skiing, mt. biking, snowboarding, and ice hockey. Only competitive thing I do on a regular basis now besides run is play pool. And I do think pool is a sport since it does require an element of physical skill.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basketball and soccer. Soccer is one sport that not many Americans know very much about, but should, since 3 billion people play it. It is also one of the best sports in helping an athlete become a better track and field runner. Unlike most sports, like basketball, football, and baseball, in soccer there is constant movement. In one soccer game athletes run over 6 miles--most of it sprinting. So for any new track and field athletes if they want to try another sport try soccer, it's fun and at the same time physically demanding.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good soccer players tend to equate well to good mid-distance runners.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan wrote:
Good soccer players tend to equate well to good mid-distance runners.

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Sprinters too ... I played soccer as a kid - wing ... Almost like a wind sprint workout ... also played football and basketball (my first love) ... As an adult have played softball, and volleyball and of course running / track ...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

___I like, but seldom play soccer (field and goally), usually with the Thugs against the Ballerinas (I am being nasty!--trash talk) Mad
__Thugs: people of or playing like the West Africans or North Europeans (West or East) -- rather brutal: a shoulder challenge is always O.K. even if the shoulder user charges the victim with so much power that the victim ends up flat on his butt. The usual gesture from the referee is two-handed signal to pick himself up from the turf because there was no foul.
__"Kick ball" was first played in China. Later, it was played in Europe as mixture of the game like the Chinese "kick ball" and modern Rugby or American/Canadian/Australian/Irish (etc.) Football. Soccer and Rugby did split into two games with separate official rules during mid to late 1800's.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the reason that soccer produces good track and field runners, may it be sprinters or distance runner, is that it is basically one big track meet for 2 hours. On average a high school or college midfielder runs a little over 6 miles, with over 900 yards at a full sprint. No matter if you have talent or not, that is a pretty tough workout just by itself.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

runningfreak_89 wrote:
the reason that soccer produces good track and field runners, may it be sprinters or distance runner, is that it is basically one big track meet for 2 hours. On average a high school or college midfielder runs a little over 6 miles, with over 900 yards at a full sprint. No matter if you have talent or not, that is a pretty tough workout just by itself.


___An average professional soccer player should be able to run 800 meters in a respectible time.
___With respect to running in a straight ahead direction, a soccer player has to do three things well:
-1) accleration or the first three steps "3-stride sprint from a standing or rolling start" -- 10 yards or so
--to get in front of the opposing player or get the ball first over a short distance,
-2) middle distance runner's sprint speed or 800 meters (a little more of a sprint)
--to stay in front of an opposing player (plus body) or to get to the ball first over a longer distance,
-3) and a 6-miles or 10 K's distance endurance
--to be able to fartlek for the entire 2 x 45 or 90 minutes, or some time more.
__A pure sprinter makes a poor soccer player, except if he or she comes as a substitute for the last quater hour of the game.
__Soccer is NOT American Football and is NOT made of 20 to 40 microgames lasting for 5 to 20 seconds with the respect to a single palyer. Soccer is a game that flows and is hard to analyse. A soccer journalist or sports anchor talking about soccer cannot be an over--analytical pundit. Playing chess is a well known method of helping professional soccer players to better their tactical know how. Soccer is like chess played with sweat, elbows, legs, trash talk, and at a much faster pace.
__In my opinion, the best course of preparation for a soccer player should be to run about 3 to 6 miles in the preseason to build the endurance, and later to switch to 800 meter or 400 meter repeats as well as reaction drills from different positions (3 step accelerations and accelerations from the end of the running line).
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally an American understands. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I play basketball, swim, and cycle.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:42 pm    Post subject: soccer Reply with quote

I used to play a lot of pick-up soccer games in a park, but it is in the past. I have played basketball about three dozen times and trice with my wife.
I used to play a good second line in volleyball, and did serve well, but could block only one out of 20 times.
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