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Gentlemanly Sports: Physical Contact Edition Sophisticated Gentleman 14/09/17(Wed)05:11 No. 2894

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I love physical activity, I love playing games and running around.

This being said, I am not very fit although I would like to be.

I'm interested in some sports but don't know how to get into them. The two main ones are Rugby and Boxing (do not want to compete though).

How should I get into these? Should I just look for amateur leagues/boxing classes?

Thanks for your time!

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/10/03(Fri)23:20 No. 2917

Definitely some classes. Good luck!

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/11/02(Sun)01:27 No. 2949

Start by lifting weights. Heavy weights.
Read the /fit/ sticky. Being muscular will make most sports more enjoyable.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/12/21(Sun)20:08 No. 2980

Sorry if I contradict you, but I would say that you should not start by the weights. Do that once that you are more in control of your body. I would say that some athletic sport such as running and some fighting art as box is a perfect combination for any good fellow here.

Sophisticated Gentleman 14/12/29(Mon)04:13 No. 2985

Calisthenics. They work the body and the soul, you don't need equipment of any kind, and you only compete against yourself. Download Convict Conditioning and get started.

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/01/06(Tue)06:02 No. 2991

Start by running and body weight exercises. Get to where you can run a mile or two within 10-12 minutes. Do push ups, pull ups, dips, and crunches. These are all things that you can do without any money and some room to move around. There's often pull up bars, dip bars, etc. in public parks as well (which are also great places to run)! Eventually you'll probably want to get a gym membership and start weight training or other more advanced things, but you need to meet a certain baseline for fitness and commitment before that's worth it.

Sophisticated Gentleman 15/01/07(Wed)16:04 No. 2993

If you want to play rugby you should find a starter class, like those of university or college, because playing rugby require a general good physical form and muscles.
Both rugby and boxing training includes wightlifting and running but you should be carefull if you don't want to ruin your face or beak some bones.
I personally like more rugby than boxing, because of the running.

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/09/01(Thu)06:58 No. 3199

Forget sports op, the only person responsable for your success in matters physical fitness related is you. Lift wights, focusing on squats. Flexibility and mental discipline will be your true foes, not any amount of weight. Being good at squats isn't about physical strength, it is about being a whole human being.

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/10/03(Mon)00:46 No. 3204

bare knuckle boxing results in fewer brain trauma injuries and takes more skill. I think that taking a hike and boating (sailboats and canoes) are healthy for the mind and body.

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/10/05(Wed)21:31 No. 3207

I enjoy sailing especially solo, it provides a great deal of perspective on your limits as an individual. Once you've gotten good there is nothing as thrilling as sailing in a storm, there is a feeling of helplessness and futility that is hard to describe when you struggle to stay afloat and can feel through rope and helm the force of the world pushing you as it wills.

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/11/04(Fri)09:55 No. 3212

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Riding horses is among the /class/iest physical activities that exist.
It won't build muscle like lifting or stamina like real cardio but it's still very difficult. You will build a lot of stamina and strengthen some parts of your body.

Mostly you do it because it's fun of course, also you get a horse-friend.

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/11/05(Sat)15:55 No. 3213

Hear-hear! We also have the best looking clothes.

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/11/05(Sat)21:27 No. 3214

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Avsolutely, the horses are very, very elegant as well.

By the way, here's my first award that I got a couple of months ago for doing a clear round in a fake show jumping competition.

Sophisticated Gentleman 16/11/07(Mon)02:22 No. 3215

Jolly good!

Sophisticated Gentleman 17/02/24(Fri)01:15 No. 3243

As someone very much so into boxing for the past few years I can give some basic tips for first starting on what you need to go buy. Its a short list.

1. Gloves, I use Title gloves and at the $40 price range these gloves have lasted me 2 solid years and are still holding strong. $20 gloves will hurt your hands due to cheap construction.
2. Jump rope, buy a $5 jump rope and get very used to using it all the time.
3. Wraps or wrap gloves. Buy either the proper boxing wraps that are 180 inches long and watch a video on youtube to learn to properly wrap. Or get some everlast or title wrap gloves with the gel in the front. I've used a pair of the everlast evergels for the past year and love it.
4. Buy a heavy bag or join a boxing gym. While their gloves may be unfortunately underwhelming, Everlast does make a good basic heavy bag that lasts a while, remember to wrap the bottom half in duct tape to protect the stitching and stop sand from settling. OR join a real "boxing gym", not a commercial gym. 24 Hour doesn't have bags and they don't have experienced trainers. A traditional boxing gym will probably be lower in price as well depending on your area.

I hope some of this helps your choice in joining the wonderful world of boxing and punching each other in the ring for fun and money.

Sophisticated Gentleman 17/02/27(Mon)20:21 No. 3244


Literally two of the worst sports you could pick. Head concussions can literally ruin your life in one unfortunate accident.

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