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Old 09-08-2006, 09:01 PM   #1
Mitchell Brown
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I'm 87 kg. Since starting crossfit I have gained 5 kilos in three months. I am 5'11". I can run minute 400s over and over again with two minute breaks for about the distance of 3km. I've played soccer for 13 years, and I was a state swimmer as a child, but gave it up at 11.

I've been thinking though that soccer really isn't my game as I am much broader than my opponents, and I have begun to find it boring, with only bursts of sprints.

I realise there are sports that don't suit my body type. I am too short to be good at Australian football. I am too heavy to be good at cycling. I am too old to start gymnastics.

What sports are ideal for people of average height, who can put on muscle very easily?
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:08 PM   #2
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uhh, fun ones?


you're never too old to do gymnastics. and gymnastics, IMO, is the most fun you can have with nothing but functioning limbs and gravity.
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:47 PM   #3
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Track cycling is good for people who are too heavy to be good at endurance stuff and who are good at short bursts of sprinting.

there is plenty of track cyclingin Sydney too

you could also try olympic weightlifting
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:12 PM   #4
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Perhaps Olympic Weightlifting? That's always an option!
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Old 09-09-2006, 01:16 AM   #5
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If you want to try weightlifting or Track cycling I can hook you up.

I coach O lifting at Burwood and my girlfriend is a tracky.
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:48 AM   #6
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Fencing? Skiing!

No matter what you choose as a sport, Crossfit will definitely make you a better athlete.

Good luck.
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:50 AM   #7
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Moving to Fitness.
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Old 09-09-2006, 06:41 AM   #8
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How about Rugby? Fun and very physical sport. Rugby has positions that suit many different body types.
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Old 09-09-2006, 06:48 AM   #9
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ice hockey...of course the skating part may take a while...but you get to hit people!
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:26 PM   #10
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Would rockclimbing be harder for me than anyone else?
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