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What hobbies or activities can help improve my physique?


* which are not team based sports?

I have so much difficulty with this. When I do cardio type activities I do not enjoy it and just can't wait for it to end.

I want to find some activities which are fun and exciting and I can build a better physique and have fun at the same time. I really hate team based sports and wouldn't consider giving them another try.
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Powerlifting, strongman, bodybuilding, crossfit, and Olympic lifting if your diet is on point. Can all be done alone except maybe crossfit. Some type of martial arts if you don't mind being in a class. The main thing is diet, so whatever physical activity you enjoy doing should be fine. Obviously ones that involve more lifting get you more muscular if that's what you're going for and the ones more focused on endurance would produce a leaner look.
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Is there anything you like in particular? For me I like long gentle walks in good weather and I don't like gyms. So it depends on you too.
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* which are not team based sports?

I have so much difficulty with this. When I do cardio type activities I do not enjoy it and just can't wait for it to end.

I want to find some activities which are fun and exciting and I can build a better physique and have fun at the same time. I really hate team based sports and wouldn't consider giving them another try.
Why don't you just go to the gym and do weights? My son did that a few years ago and bulked up a lot.
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Why don't you just go to the gym and do weights? My son did that a few years ago and bulked up a lot.
I do. People are misunderstanding the question. I want other hobbies or activities I can spend all day doing
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Depends on what you enjoy. Almost anything physical will improve your physique if you stick to it, but in a way relevant to the activity. Swimming is great, hiking, kickboxing too, cycling, climbing, dance, weightlifting, so many options. I'd say just try some things you're interested in and see what sticks.

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I find the gym really boring, and also unpleasant to think about but that might be at least partly because the last time I went (as a teenager,) I was with someone I hate. I've always found swimming fun.
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I do. People are misunderstanding the question. I want other hobbies or activities I can spend all day doing
Oh okay - well in that case @SparklingWater had a good answer.

Also, I agree with Persephone - I used to find the gym incredibly boring. (plus it never actually made me bulk up - I was probably doing it wrong though.)

Nowadays I think I'd just find it embarassing tbh.
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I'm biased but get a hard tail bike (aka the rear wheel won't have suspension but the front fork will!) however I'd advise against walmart or cambodian tire bikes but yeah. I prefer rigid bikes with no suspension (I'm old!)

Biking for me has never been about competition but more around exploration.



I used to bike at night a lot because nobody was on the trails...so if you invest in an epic bike light you'll have the trails to yourself with the exception of deer but I'm pretty sure they knew me by my voice!


Ironically I got an IRP a little over a year ago (Immediate Roadside Probation) and for 90 days Blizzy (my fatbike with studded tires) was how I got to work and back. The coldest temp I biked in was -35C and over my work clothes I wore my ski stuff! It was my low point in life and there are things relating to that I can't talk about because it violates the forum's TOS but I digress.

In conclusion I love bikes; for me it's exploration and at my darkest it was my only means of transportation. A sport or hobby is only competitive if you view it as such!
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I have a 60lb kettlebell that I workout with. I've tightened up and strengthened my whole body with it.
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