Ice Hockey. Hockey places huge energy demands on its players. The athlete will have no chance of competing without explosive speed and quickness that allows him to make creative plays. However, a hockey player must also have endurance so he can make as many plays in the third period as he does in the first. A hockey player has many physical confrontations with opponents. Those high-speed collisions on the ice can be jarring and bone-rattling. However, after enduring a big hit, the hockey player must maintain concentration and finish the play. Durability is vital for any hockey player who wants to make a career out of playing the sport. It’s no wonder that shifts are so short in hockey!
Olympic-Style Wrestling. This is one of the most grueling and demanding sports any athlete can choose. Wrestlers must maximize strength, develop incredible quickness and learn how to make decisive moves after absorbing significant punishment from his opponent. A wrestler is out on the mat alone and must endure pain, fatigue and injury while continuing to compete. It requires significant physical energy to endure a wrestling match and maintain technique through the end of a match. Wrestlers also have to put defeat behind them quickly, because they may have to wrestle again hours after their previous match. They cannot linger on a past loss or the lack of concentration could result in another defeat.