There was a time when I was a huge football fan (the American kind). There was a time when I played golf twice a week. There was a time when I used to think that running is boring. I was young, ignorant and naive. Now I don’t agree with American football; I think golf is slow and boring and I love to run. Times change…
I have my own opinions on injuries (both physical, emotional and mental) caused by American football. The stats back up my theories. It is easily the most popular sport here in the USA but it is primitive, rough and violent. Maybe it is popular BECAUSE it is primitive, rough and violent. There are plenty of examples of out-of-shape, overweight (even obese) athletes in the professional football ranks. If an obese athlete can join the professional ranks in a sport, isn’t there something wrong with the sport?
A sport is defined as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” While one can argue that golf requires physical exertion, I barely consider it a sport. Don’t get me wrong; it is a perfect game to watch on TV on a lazy Saturday afternoon as you doze off. Calling it a sport is a stretch! Just like football, there are plenty of examples of out-of-shape, overweight men (and women) who are professional golfers.
Show me one professional runner or triathlete who is out of shape! One!
For my training today, I went to a bootcamp class taught by Brie. It was a circuit-based class with intense cardio and strength moves and non-stop action. Brie is new but her class was already packed!