Sports go at their own speed, depending on the sport. Some sports are fast by nature, like football. People running around, hitting a ball, and everybody gets a good workout. But there is also an increased risk of injury. The faster you go, the harder you crash, which is a problem in contact sports, which also tend to be dynamic sports.
On the other hand, you have low dynamic sports, which are slower and allow for more caution. Low dynamic sports can still give a good workout, but are they for everybody? Let us compare the two and see which group is better for you.
The Ease of Low Dynamic Sports – Less Tension and Stress
Low dynamic sports like billiards, golf, bowling and even riflery are great low dynamic sports. You take your time, study your target, goal, and then you proceed at your own pace. Most of these low dynamic sports do not put much stress on the mind. They do help you burn calories and get a solid workout, but they are great for stress relief.
For somebody who is not great at dynamic movement and has trouble with balance, low dynamic sports will also help, mostly because they offer a stress-free environment to hone your skills.
Dynamic Sports Give You a Good Workout – Running, Jumping, Football, Basketball
When you have to move quickly and change direction every couple of seconds, you will get a good workout in less than half an hour. Play these sports for two hours and your body will be sore in all places. That is a good thing if you can handle the pressure of dynamic sports. Running is a great dynamic sport that will not expose you to anybody else’s elbows or shins, like football and basketball will.
You could also modify each sport to suit your needs if it is too dynamic. A good opponent will have your condition in mind and try to accommodate their game so that everybody has fun while also getting a good workout.
Low Dynamic Sports Are Also Great at Tiring You Out
Let’s say that you want to play golf, a full 18 holes, or 36 holes. If you take your time and walk from hole to hole, you will be spending plenty of time on the course. All the walking, carrying, swinging, going into ponds and sand traps (we all miss our shots eventually) will give you a good workout.
In bowling, you can tire your legs out pretty quickly if you play for a long time. The extra weight helps the workout, much like an actual dumbbell would. No matter the sport, you are likely to have a workout, while also avoiding stress, but it will not be as intense as the one you would get from a dynamic sport.
Dynamic Sports Can be Toned Down – Not Everything Has to be in Road-Runner Mode
Let us face it, many of us are not professional athletes and we cannot play for 5 or 6 hours with full intensity. Even professionals struggle doing so.
Every game can be slowed down so that the pace matches the abilities of the people playing. One could also organize these sporty gatherings with friends who are similarly fit.
That way, everybody can agree on the pace of the game. Running and swimming can both be low dynamic and dynamic sports. You can sprint or go slowly, depending on your preference.
The beauty of low dynamic and dynamic sports lies in our choice. We can modify them both to accommodate our current fitness level, our injuries or anything else that might present a problem or hindrance. Both are great if you play them according to your own abilities.