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  • ersi
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The General Sports Thread
Last week the Euro 2016 a.k.a. European football championships drew to a close in France with an excruciatingly boring win. European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam were far more interesting.

Is anybody following Tour de France? Anything going on on some other continent (besides the upcoming Olympics in Rio)?


PS As a random reference, we have an utterly specialised thread for football (soccer). But nobody in this forum has admitted to doing any real sports. Just saying.

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Is anybody following Tour de France?
I'm watching it here, we only get two and a half hours of live racing a day though, I'd rather they showed it from start to finish each day but they don't for some reason. It can't be that there's something more important to fill the air time.  :(
The start and end to every story is the same. But what comes in between you have yourself to blame.

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I don't watch sports. What doing real sports is I don't know; I don't think my musculature or stamina are much worse than back when I rowed. I think it's much better for your health if your physical condition doesn't depend upon a concept like real sports.

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Course I'm following Le Tour. It's an epic race.
A matter of attitude.

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I don't watch sports. What doing real sports is I don't know; I don't think my musculature or stamina are much worse than back when I rowed. I think it's much better for your health if your physical condition doesn't depend upon a concept like real sports.
For most people their condition directly depends on how they spent their day/week/month/year, whether sleeping or sitting or walking or running. Maybe not for you.

By real sports I meant as opposed to following broadcasts on TV/radio/internet. For somebody else it may mean performing close to the world record or thereabouts. Both are legitimate interpretations for discussion.

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For most people their condition directly depends on how they spent their day/week/month/year, whether sleeping or sitting or walking or running. Maybe not for you.
I didn't say I'm physically inactive. I said I don't do "real sports". Just walk around, perform the occasional sprint (one of the best exercises there is[1]), carry your basket at the grocery store instead of dragging it on the floor, do "squats" while putting things away in your kitchen -- inefficiently, one plate or pan at a time -- and you've got your basic movement covered better than most.

In the morning you'll want to consider doing some warmup stretches:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwXSCzguSkM

Also consider physical meditation (but not to excess; that'd be like that "running" thing).

That's your basic flexibility and such. Add in a couple of high intensity exercises (e.g. the aforementioned sprints, jumps at full strength, one-legged squats, a couple of clap push-ups, and of course pull-ups) and you've got your bone density covered as well. Oh yeah, and mix it up with stuff like pushing against the wall and yourself to mix it up (like this).

Real sports? Just go for physical living. Walking is the most underrated exercise. ;)



Anyway, back on topic. I don't watch real sports either, but I definitely prefer it over TV.
NB A sprint is high intensity, short duration. I don't mean that "running" thing people do.