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Old 04-30-2012, 07:19 AM
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I find myself very unmotivated to play any sport anymore...back in the day I was always very active. Being young and naive, I knew I was destined to be a basketball player. Alas, life got in the way...

I'm 22. While I'm still relatively active, I can easily see how I've fallen off a bit. It isn't as easy to "go hard" anymore on the basketball/football/soccer courts/fields because I know those are dreams that'll never happen.

I'd need competition, it's where I thrive. Also, the end goal would be to, perhaps, quit the daily grind and just be a sports star in a weird niche. Even if this is likely never to happen, it's a good way to motivate myself so I don't become the lazy bum I'm slowly becoming..

So, at 22, which sports are still mine for the taking, if any?

Boxing, maybe?
Any other suggestions?
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:47 AM
Location: Northglenn, CO
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Mountain biking, climbing (alpine or sport), rugby (you can be slow as an ox)...

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. I started playing rugby at 26 and have had serious looks from local squads overseas (I'm talking all expenses paid - they take it way more serious in other parts of the world). You're still super young in rugby if you're 22 (some guys play 'til they're well over 40).

Maybe golf if you already play and have a decent handicap but even then you'd have to work your butt off, go to Qualifying School to join the Nationwide Tour, then win or be a top-30 money winner on there to get your PGA Tour card. What I'm trying to say is golf isn't an option.

Also, try adult baseball leagues, semi-professional football, adult slow pitch softball, whatever. Think outside the box.

Maybe MMA, but if you aren't willing to try rugby, MMA wouldn't be up your alley either.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:16 AM
Location: Bel Air, California
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probably just darts
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:19 AM
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Feeling your years now that you're 22, I see...

A decade will change your perspective, I think.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:51 PM
Location: Wichita, KS
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I'd probably have to go with chess.

Seriously though, I think anyone who is active could always go for biking. I'm not sure how the world of biking works, but I think it'd be a pretty entertaining sport and that you could probably give it a try.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:47 AM
Location: Georgia
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For most competitive sports... you are 17 years too late.... just kidding.
But I feel your pain, its really really tough. Pick anything thats physically not that demanding because you will take sometime to get to that level in any sport from now unless you have some natural talent.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:37 AM
Location: Cook County
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I've always contended if I quit my job, and bowled 40 hours a week I could go pro in a year or two.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:42 AM
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Try taking up tri
It has strange ways to keep you motivated and hooked!
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:50 AM
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Bowling is an excellent suggestion.

If you believe the word "sport" includes whatever is played on ESPN, go the poker route.

Other than that, mototcross, or some extreme sport?
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:09 AM
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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Pro Bass Fishing.... Well, why not? Even in my little state there are Bass tourneyments monthly, obviously the boats are a fortune but I'm sure it's something you can start out small with.

Get yourself a national handicap and you can qualify for a U.S Open in Golf, I believe your handicap has to be quite low, and Golf requires a daily effort, plus you have to be mentally tough. Bass Fishing I think would be the way to go, I personally couldn't catch crabs from a porn star so I never had a chance.

MMA would be really tough as now everyone and their brother is doing it, but at least you wouldn't be getting punched in your head 30 or 40 times like an amateur boxer, and then as a pro getting hit 100 to 150 times a night in the head.

Again go with Pro Bass Fishing, I'm liking that idea.

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