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    Sports & Bodybuilding?

    I have recently gotten into bodybuilding. My mom is probably going to make me join a sport, seeing as it looks good on a college application.

    Which sport would interfere least with bodybuilding. I joined wrestling last year, and lost quite a bit of weight/strength, and developed tendonidis. I am uncertain wether i want to do that again. What sports do you reccomend? I really dont enjoy sports that much, (aside from bodybuilding).

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    Football maybe, if you can get a linebacker job. Depending on how far into bodybuilding you are, gymnastics which will build great core strenght.
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    my damn candy ass school doest have powerlifting. Imma see if i can suggest it next year, maybe we can get a team. I dunno though.

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    Don't do a sport because it would look good on a college application if that is the ONLY reason that you can come up with...first of all, find some activity that you have a valid interest in b/c your time and energy are valuable. Secondly, playing a sport requires desire and dedication, and if you're just going through the motions, it will show...

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    i dont really wanna join a sport, because it will interfere with my lifting and growing. THat is why im reluctant to join wrestling again. But my mom is making me join a sport. So i wanna join a sport that will have some benifit to my physique and bodybuilding. Powerlifting would be perfect, but my school doest offer it. I am thinking about swimming.

    Any team i join would have practice every day. For around 2 hours.

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    Wrestling is a great sport for bodybuilder's

    Dedication
    Agression
    and most importantly heart

    Its and 1 on 1 match... like you and the bar
    The cardiovascular may not make you look like the steroid using freaks but it will make you healthy and strong and in the end you may love it.
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    Does your school have an ice hockey team? Us Canadians love ice hockey eh. Ice hockey is a great sport eh.
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    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    A friend of mine used to compete in both sprinting and powerlifting.

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    Sprinting and powerlifting both require fast-twitch muscle fibers.

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    We dont have hockey.

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    that's to bad eh.
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    na... i would much prefer powerlifting, but we dont have that either

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    Wrestling! Take those 3-4 months and do wrestling and then come back to the gym. You will be stronger then u were b4 and may even get bigger. I have seen it happen. How could you not want to wrestle? It is such a great sport.
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    Are you an American? Play FOOTBALL! What is wrong with you?

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    I would say track..

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    Originally posted by stantheman
    Are you an American? Play FOOTBALL! What is wrong with you?
    Amen brother .... football is king!

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    Originally posted by Tru
    I would say track..
    Aye, track. Ever seen a Sprinters physique? Sprinting is Anabolic rather than Catabolic like most Cardio. Or so that is what I have heard. Been meaning to start sprinting myself.

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    Go play a sport or two. Don't turn into a completely uncoordinated meat head bumping into inanimate objects all the time.
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    Sports are a good idea

    Actually I'll have to disagree that wrestling cuts into your gains. I know a 2nd year university wrestler who is absolutely jacked in every sense of the word. He's a small guy and despite the fact he wrestles for the school he's still a bodybuilder. He has entered several competitions for bodybuilding, so if you have the dedication you can pull off both. Also as others have mentioned football is a great sport to play to go hand and hand with bodybuilding, and the same can be said about wrestling, there are lots of guys who play football (not NFL/CFL) but highschool/university level football that bodybuild. Swimming is NOT a good competitive sport to go with bodybuilding. A swimmer's physique is lean and muscular not bulky. Swimming is more on technique, training and genetics (height, length of your limbs, buoyancy, foot size, hand size) and after a certain point your mass becomes a hinderance and not a help. If you doubt that look at international olypmic level swimmers. I know several national competing swimmers some of which that have competed in the olympics and all have a "swimmers build" that results from the type of practices (long and very high tiring). I'd also say avoid rowing, distance running, cross country.

    In reality though I agree entirely with El Pietro and IceRgrrl. You're young, probably 16 years old (as indicated by the fact you're in highschool and are returning next year) so you shouldn't be worrying about how big you can get and what won't interefere you should worry about enjoying yourself. Don't do something for the sake of doing it and don't avoid things in life because you think it'll help you get bigger. Playing a sport because it looks good is lame why waste your time trying to impress someone? I can say this right now, if you're getting into bodybuilding for the same reason (to impress other people) then you're getting into it for all the wrong reasons because a few months from now you'll be terribly disappointed by your progress. You HAVE to want it for yourself or you're quickly become frustrated and quit.

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    SWIMMING!

    I can't believe no one has suggested swimming.
    1. Most swim teams incorporate lifting into their training.
    2. You will be cardiovascularly healthy beyond belief. And since you're required to control and time your breathing for when you are not underwater, it takes cardiovascular/respiratory health to a whole new level.
    3. The water provides resistance that will stimulate your muscles even more. When I first started swimming I hadn't ever stepped inside a gym and I had development literally everywhere--arms, legs, abs, shoulders. A good practice session left me with some niiice DOMS--something track will never give you, and you're limited to the legs.
    4. It's the fullest of full body workouts out there. See above.
    5. You get not only cardiovascular health and muscular development, you get agility, coordination, and flexibility from learning proper stroke technique, land training, and start practice.
    6. It is a really really nice change from the regular pace of daily life. It really is an interesting experience to jump into a pool in the afternoons post school, instead of sitting around at home like your friends, or even stepping outside on a field. (Gravity...pfft)
    7. You'll kick everyone's ass every summer. And you can get those high-paying lifegaurding jobs with ease.
    8. A life skill.
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