Playing a sport gives an athlete pride. Not only in the competitive aspect of fighting for a championship, but in the sport that the athlete chooses. A soccer player likes to think that he might play the toughest sport, while an ice hockey player may politely cover his laugh when he hears the soccer player say that his sport is the toughest workout. Here are the five toughest sports that provide the toughest workouts.
Lacrosse. This ancient sport requires explosive strength, speed and quickness, endurance and durability. When you play lacrosse, you need the speed to break away from your defender, the ability to fend off blows with your opponent’s stick and the ability to concentrate on putting the lacrosse ball in the goal even when your strength and speed are dissipating due to fatigue. The ability to maintain your form and not drop your stick after a long game requires as much mental strength as it does physical strength.