If you are planning to improve your endurance, you may want to know what are the top 9 most exhausting sports in the world. Well, don’t go forward, as you are at the right place! Insider Monkey have come up with a great list recently that shows you the most demanding sports.
Let’s begin with the first sport: soccer that needs endurance, strength, durability, speed.
8. Martial arts
When it comes to martial arts, we can speak about jiu-jitsu, judo, aikido, karate, etc. They all require mental focus, precision, strength and many other skills, therefore martial arts are on our list now. As for me, I pursued jiu-jitsu and judo for almost ten years, and when we did kumite, it was the most demanding thing in my life. I would have never thought that three minutes were so exhausting…
Rugby is one the toughest sports ever, and it’s on the seventh place respectively. While playing rugby you burn between 590 and 700 calories per hour.
6. Rock climbing
Traditional and sport climbing are extremely exhausting as well. The routes of the traditional climbing are much longer and it lasts longer too. Sport climbing is shorter and faster. Nevertheless both are highly demanding.
5. Water polo
We are half way on our list of the top 9 most exhausting sports in the world. Water polo needs the ability of strength, coordination, endurance and precision. That’s why it’s so exhausting, and it really deserves its place on this list.
It may be surprising that handball burns as many calories as boxing, 750 calories per hour. It’s higly demanding, and I can agree with it personally, since I also pursued it earlier.
Everybody can agree that boxing is extremely exhausting, that’s why it has got the third place on this list now. During an hour of boxing you can burn 750 calories, which shows how demanding sport it is.
Nowodays squash isn’t so popular as tennis, but the truth is that squash is more exhausting than tennis. If you play squash you burn 748 calories an hour, while playing tennis will burn only 400 calories hourly.
Triathlon contains three types of sport: cycling, swimming, and running. In winter triathlon there’s cross-country skiing instead of swimming. 2,900 calories are said to be burnt during an Olympic-length triathlon, which gives this sport the first place on our list now.
This was our list of the most exhausting sports in the world. We hope, you have enjoyed it and have taken a liking to pursue one of them.