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Obviously basketball is my favorite event, but after that I have a hard time getting behind a lot of the sports in the summer Olympics. Diving would probably be my second favorite to watch only because I can't imagine jumping off of the platform, and if I did doing anything but the standard "leg flail" jump.
I hate how many swimming events there are, it has to be the only thing in the entire world where there are medals for doing something less efficiently. Is there some sort of benefit to breaststroke, butterfly, or backstroke swimming?
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Yea winter Olympics are way more entertaining in my opinion
Hockey was absolutely insane last time
I'll watch pretty much anything that takes place on ice. I even like figure skating because it looks impossible. I don't like it as a sport for the same reasons I don't really like a lot of olympic events (seemingly arbitrary point distribution from a judge), but it still looks crazy.
Track and field???? Come on guys. Men's 100m is the premier event. 200m and 400m are fun to watch too.
I've played hockey since I was 4 so I may be a little biased. But when people talk about the hardest sport, hockey has to be up there. You literally have to learn how to walk again.
College wrestling, hands down. Best conditioning you'll ever do. Was on one of the premier teams in HS in TX; loved it except for the weight cutting.
I enjoy watching the relay races. 4x100 and 4x400.
MMA has to be the best conditioning you could ever do. that's a good question for jay.
Women's volleyball. Nuff said.
A lot of it is the same. MMA will just split their time between wrestling and other martial arts like boxing and jujitsu
Yea but imagine wrestling but also throwing punches. I'd say that has to add alot
Summer: track and field events
I enjoy the swimming personally. Track & Field of course.
I'm a huge soccer fan, but even I think Olympic soccer is terribly boring. Only soccer I won't watch really.
I would think actual training time is very similar, just what you train is different. Wrestling is all about explosion in your legs, hips, and core, while being flexible and having a strong back. I would imagine MMA guys would take some of the legs/hips focus and attach it more to upper body because of the striking aspect.
I see what your saying, I did bjj in high school for a couple years and I can't imagine having to throw and defend strikes at the same time. It truly is like a physical chess match
I guess I would have to say any distance in track other than sprints, 800m to 10k are fun to watch IMO.
Women's beach volleyball
...who the heck seriously knows except God, and Sumlin. ~ Aggiemom6
Biggest difference is 3 2 minute rounds in wrestling as opposed to 3 (or 5) 5 minute rounds. College wrestlers have said its a big transition conditioning wise.
Women's Pole vaulting.....into a big pool of ky. Only white t shirts allowed
One of my HS teammates went D-II wrestling for a year. We were on one of the best teams in state (won it our SR year), and we were always one of the best conditioned teams. He said college, even at the D-II level, is just insane conditioning wise. During regular practice hours, they go "live" for 60 minutes multiple times a week. Technique is covered in extra time.
We do the 60 minute live often at Heath. Call it "Power Hour" haha. There's no question that college wrestling is a completely different level from high school. But MMA is another step beyond.
No. They're not. Winter Olympics suck.
Track and field, women's gymnastic, diving, but I'll honestly watch everything
"no there not winter Olympics suck"
You suck! (:
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