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08-30-2005, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Gwyddbwyll
The three most physically demanding sports on your heart are:

1. Boxing
2. Marathon running
3. Squash

I guess tennis is tougher than I think of it, but squash is another level still. In hockey you do get to rest more, but in the overall skillset you need, it must be top of the lot.
Cycling and high-altitude climbing are both right up there. In fact I'd contend that top level high-altitude mixed climbing is the most difficult sport in the world physically and mentally.

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