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so which sport requires the greatest amount of concentration?

FluffyYellowBall
02-04-2007, 06:22 PM
So im having a discussion with someone right now whos telling me that tennis doesnt need much concentration like diving, running, gymnastics and field events. My point to her was basically that different sport need different tympes of concentration such as sustained concentration(tennis), short bursts of concentration (golf, field events) and intense concentration (skiing, running).

In tennis ur actually playing against an opponent and umust perform well throughout most of the match to win it. (unless ur opponent is ranked way below u) Once u start losing concentration for a short while even , u have a bigger chance of losing the set. Losing one big point is not easily forgotten and u cant just go on to the next point like its a different story. At least thats what players are trying to do.

I dont follow diving or skiing but she follows neither so any help would be appreciated from those of you who might know soomething.;) And if u have u can add any reliable sources that would be great

Bilbo
02-04-2007, 06:25 PM
the answer you are searching for is chess

Sunset of Age
02-04-2007, 06:36 PM
Chess, Bridge, Go and the like.

FluffyYellowBall
02-04-2007, 06:46 PM
ok i wont get into chess but im talking about regular sports that require many aspects such as fitness, footwork, mentality, concentration etc

silverarrows
02-04-2007, 07:05 PM
Formula One

And here is the reason why: http://www.f1technical.net/articles/1125

and http://www.f1technical.net/features/3646

R.Federer
02-04-2007, 07:07 PM
Chess is usually thought of as a game not sport. Formula 1, I haven't searched that link, yes your life depends on split second actions but the end result of the competition need not.

silverarrows
02-04-2007, 07:10 PM
I suggest, you read everything first. ;) You have no idea of what F1 is all about. :cool:

NicoFan
02-04-2007, 07:11 PM
I would say racing #1 because your life depends on focusing 110%.

Followed by any sport where it's just one person out there like tennis, skiing, skating, and boxing. It's just you or you w/a partner out there so you can't slack off for awhile and let your teammates take over.

Of course, I'm focusing on major sports. There may be less hyped sports where you need a lot of sustained concentration.

R.Federer
02-04-2007, 07:12 PM
I suggest, you read everything first. ;) You have no idea of what F1 is all about. :cool:

Sure, a magazine written by and for the car racing industry. Gee, I wonder which sport they think requires the most concentration and best physical conditioning of any sport. Let's try search what a tennis magazine says about this matter. :)

NicoFan
02-04-2007, 07:12 PM
I suggest, you read everything first. ;) You have no idea of what F1 is all about. :cool:

Most people don't...racing gets no respect... :shrug: :sad:

silverarrows
02-04-2007, 07:16 PM
Sure, a magazine written by and for the car racing industry. Gee, I wonder which sport they think requires the most concentration and best physical conditioning of any sport. Let's try search what a tennis magazine says about this matter. :)



Go ahead. I'll be waiting, my friend. :wavey:

Bilbo
02-04-2007, 07:20 PM
Chess is usually thought of as a game not sport.

a sport is any activity which has tournaments and prize money. chess is definately a sport. they even have an official ranking.

Merton
02-04-2007, 07:20 PM
the answer you are searching for is chess

Chess, Bridge, Go and the like.

:yeah:

Chess is usually thought of as a game not sport. Formula 1, I haven't searched that link, yes your life depends on split second actions but the end result of the competition need not.

Well, you are right if you draw the line under "sport" as something that requires physical activity, but in terms of overall effort, chess, bridge, go can be qualified as sports.

R.Federer
02-04-2007, 07:22 PM
Go ahead. I'll be waiting, my friend. :wavey:

I didn't say I was searching. I said, Let's. Which includes you :)

It is the opinion of this article, written by and for the racing industry, (and really just the opinion of the esteemed Dr Cicarelli a.k.a Dr. Anyone) given in this article.

I think there are diverse opinions on this matter, certainly I don't agree with Dr. C. As I posted above, concentration is vital in formula 1 because split second decisions can cost you or save you your life. The actual result of the competition may not depend on it.

Basically, I disagree with F1 requiring the most.

Snowwy
02-04-2007, 07:33 PM
Car racing for sure, people die in that sport, at least a couple every year..how often does a tennis player die in a match.

R.Federer
02-04-2007, 07:39 PM
a sport is any activity which has tournaments and prize money. chess is definately a sport. they even have an official ranking.

There are varying definitions of sport online. I don't mind that chess would be included as a sport, as I wrote it is "usually thought of as". I think it's usually qualified and called "mind sport".

Why isn't chess included in the Olympics?

Merton
02-04-2007, 07:50 PM
There are varying definitions of sport online. I don't mind that chess would be included as a sport, as I wrote it is "usually thought of as". I think it's usually qualified and called "mind sport".

Why isn't chess included in the Olympics?

I can answer the last question, the international chess federation (FIDE) has tried (wrongly in my opinion) to include chess in the olympics but chess players view anti-doping testing as a violation of privacy they are not willing to acccept.

jazar
02-04-2007, 07:57 PM
chess players having dope tests would be wicked.

i think cycling requires a lot of concentration. i mean you gotta concentrate on all of your rivals at the same time and make split second decisions about whether you are going to follow them or not, and those decisions ultimately decide who wins the race

El Legenda
02-04-2007, 07:57 PM
baseball...trying hitting a ball coming at you 95MPH/152kph from 60ft/18meters away

Frooty_Bazooty
02-04-2007, 08:04 PM
Im sorry, but without doubt its snooker

Andre'sNo1Fan
02-04-2007, 08:18 PM
Gotta be cricket.....think about how long u have to bat, or bowl for at times. Over 6 hours.

stebs
02-04-2007, 08:52 PM
Formula 1 probably, 2 or 3 hours of concentration which, if broken, puts your life at risk.