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Old 05-16-2008, 04:32 PM   #21
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But do I give up everything I love to pursue the one interest? Or do I just do everything and be mediocre at it? That's the issue and I'm having a hell of a time trying to figure things out.
That's for you to figure out....what will really make you happy? Do you really want to compete or do you just want to have fun with a more expanded selection of activities? Honestly no one can figure that out besides you....but I will say there are plenty of people doing average on many things working day jobs....and less people who are elite and make a name for themselves....so live for no regrets....as once you make your decision there is no looking back. Do what makes you happy, don't do it to impress anyone else.....live your life like no one is paying attention to you.
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:34 PM   #22
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That's for you to figure out....what will really make you happy? Do you really want to compete or do you just want to have fun with a more expanded selection of activities? Honestly no one can figure that out besides you....but I will say there are plenty of people doing average on many things working day jobs....and less people who are elite and make a name for themselves....so live for no regrets....as once you make your decision there is no looking back. Do what makes you happy, don't do it to impress anyone else.....live your life like no one is paying attention to you.
Well said. I think I'm still trying to figure that out.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:06 PM   #23
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Doesn't necessarily have to be mediocre at anything. Just don't pick an endurance, strength or power biased sport.
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:21 PM   #24
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Doesn't necessarily have to be mediocre at anything. Just don't pick an endurance, strength or power biased sport.
Not that I'm mediocre, but the fact that my passions are all across different areas of athletics makes it challenging to balance it all without compromising one sport for another.
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Not that I'm mediocre, but the fact that my passions are all across different areas of athletics makes it challenging to balance it all without compromising one sport for another.
Can't be done.

There is no such thing as a well rounded and successful athlete. At some point you need to tip the scale one way or another, better yet, kick the scale into little pieces and never look back.
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Can't be done.

There is no such thing as a well rounded and successful athlete. At some point you need to tip the scale one way or another, better yet, kick the scale into little pieces and never look back.
*sigh* I figured as much. damn I wish my body could do it all ....
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*sigh* I figured as much. damn I wish my body could do it all ....
even Bo Jackson didn't play hockey....so "Bo didn't know" everything....

Seriously....if it was that easy there would be no professional athletes....because we would all be there....

Figure what YOU want out of life....and then go for it.
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Only way I could see you doing everything is if you joined multiple rec leagues for different sports and/or made CF your sport. If you don't plan on any serious athletic competition aside from like CF games that is.
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Only way I could see you doing everything is if you joined multiple rec leagues for different sports and/or made CF your sport. If you don't plan on any serious athletic competition aside from like CF games that is.
that's basically what i do right now, at least for soccer and lacrosse (although I played varsity lacrosse), and then just CF for fun. but now that the o-lifting has come into play, i have to rethink that.
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Old 05-17-2008, 04:19 PM   #30
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You can try the o-lifting for a while. If you discover that you're not satisfied doing it--that you miss running around or that you're not going anywhere with it--you can pick up your old sports.

I find it hard to believe that 6 months or even a year of o-lifting is somehow going to make you forever unfit to return to rec league lax and soccer.
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