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Fitness Theory and Practice. CrossFit's rationale & foundations. Who is fit? What is fitness?

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Old 04-15-2007, 08:21 PM   #1
James Thornton
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I want to poll the crowd: I am an avid CF, for the past 18 months. And would like to add a competitive "ball" sport. Any thoughts on what sport a fit, reasonably coordinated 46 y/o could start with no previous experience and have a hope of attaining a profiency at?
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:35 PM   #2
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Field Hockey? Your fitness would be a real boon, lots of running and eccentric movements. Tennis?

... lawn bowls? :D
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:41 PM   #3
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I would say Ultimate frisbee but it isn't a "ball" sport. If you like running, jumping, and throwing a frisbee its for you. Plus, there aren't as many competitive ulitmate frisbee leagues so you'll be playing with mostly people with the same skill and experience.

Maybe Racket ball... its fast pace, and not much running.

Volley ball? Soccer?
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:43 PM   #4
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Lacrosse
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:56 PM   #5
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A fit person who is willing to run is always welcome in the adult soccer leagues. You'll pick up the skills pretty quick if you like it.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:16 AM   #6
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DODGEBALL!!!!!
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:36 AM   #7
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Atlas stones count as balls, right?
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:43 AM   #8
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I just started rugby in college and found it a lot of fun, and since it's a more "obscure" sport, most people join with no prior experience. I know of some adult clubs out there, you might be able to find one. Rugby is very good for well rounded, strong and fast people, which CF breeds in spades. I don't know if that is too "rough" of a sport, but you might check it out (and I don't know how big you are, but if you play as a back rather than a forward it is much less brutal).
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