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dura_to_the_max
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Samdeman90
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Crew the best sport

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Started: 2/10/2009 Category: Sports
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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dura_to_the_max

Pro

Crew is one of the most beneficial sports for your body that you could possibly engage in. It works out every muscle hands down. You can't find that kind of work out in cycling, running, or whatever you chose to waste your life doing. If you want to do something that challenges you in every way possible do crew. The rewards are endless. This movie captilizes crew in every aspect.
Samdeman90

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Crew is mundane and it requires little to no thought. An ideal sport should both work out the body and provide an arena for mental growth. (i.e. Basketball, Water Polo, Soccer, MMA etc...)
Debate Round No. 1
dura_to_the_max

Pro

Crew is one of the most mental sports you could participate in. You have to think about what everybody else in the boat is doing then try and row perfectly with them. Everybody relies on each other in the boat to be successful. So many things can go wrong to throw the boat off. For example, keeping keel, dipping your hands, rushing, digging, catching early/late etc. Another way that you are challenged mentally is on the rowing machine or erg we practice on. When your on the erg your mind is screaming at you to stop and give up but you keep pressing on. If you have never done crew this paragraph is probably gibberish to you.
Samdeman90

Con

Actually I understood that paragraph rather well. But I still have to disagree. Crew is one of the least mental sports you could participate in. Its all about rote movement and programming your body to do the same thing over and over again. It has been proven that stupid people are better at stuff like that.
Debate Round No. 2
dura_to_the_max

Pro

well have you done crew? if you havent then you dont have a clue about what you are talking about. You said "Its all about rotate movement and programming your body to do the same thing over and over agin." Well that in a sense is correct but your constantly making adjustment to try and achieve perfection. We all know perfection isn't possible that makes it a constant battle on your mind to think about what your doing and how to improve.
Samdeman90

Con

//We all know perfection isn't possible that makes it a constant battle on your mind to think about what your doing and how to improve.//

Every single sport has that element trying for perfection. My point to you is that crew has that element much less than more complicated team sports, such as baseball, football, basketball, soccer etc.

In conclusion, I agree that crew is a physically and mentally beneficial sport. However, it is not "one of the most beneficial sports for your body that you could possibly engage in."

Thank you for an interesting debate!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by animea 8 years ago
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Debate.org needs to implement an option to vote both sides down.
Posted by theitalianstallion 8 years ago
theitalianstallion
True, but I mean it in a sense that you must become a more efficient breather to be great at swimming; the longer your head stays under, the better.
Posted by dura_to_the_max 8 years ago
dura_to_the_max
Yeah when you row you actually breathe alot of air. Increasing lung capacity?
Posted by theitalianstallion 8 years ago
theitalianstallion
Swimming benefits you more. You work all your muscles, while directly increasing lung capacity.
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