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#1 Omega

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:11 PM

I personally think basketball because of the insane endurance you need and that is a main factor in paintball. Another is the leg strength you need to play defense. Your basically sitting in a snap shooting position when your playing defense. In basketball you will also need arm strength for power lay ups and though minuscule, for jump shots as well. I am also diving for the ball face first and minimizing knee damage by doing a proper superman slide so that extenuates that factor. What do you guys think and why?
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Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:41 PM

I dont know if anyone else would conside this a sport but dodgeball, because you have to run fairly fast to get to a ball before someone else takes it, and so you dont get hit, and you do a fair amount of dodging in paintball too, but if you slak in dodge ball you cant really compare them but if your playing allout dodge ball then yea you can compare them, you also need alot of endurance for dodgeball

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 12:17 AM

I would argue hockey is the best. The sheer amount of endurance and leg strength (and other strength) would be great for paintball. Granted, you'd have to play very regularly.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 01:04 AM

Soccer, or playing catcher in baseball. Soccer, you run almost the whole game, after a ball and kicking it.
Playing catcher, you build leg strength by crouching and waiting for the ball to come, then you ussualy stand up then throw it.. and you repeat it throughout the game.

Those are my 2 thoughts lol
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 02:07 AM

Hockey, soccer, and basketball take much more endurance than paintball. If you play high-school soccer (or have the endurance of a soccer player/hockey player), you will find paintball much less strenuous.
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:59 PM

Maybe not a sport, but marksmanship groups may help too along with track team or something.
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 08:53 PM

bahaha baseball what a joke.. you just stand around and pack a couple of lips and mabye catch a ball or two. hockey and basketball are good but the best sports reflecting your athletics have too be football and rugby. football because you have to communicate lots and its a burst sport like xball. the plays are short but you go your hardest during that time, just like getting off the break in xball. and rugby because it is the most team involved sport around if one person doesnt do what they are supposed too the whole team falls apart so you all need too communicate well and react too each other actions appropriately. you also have too be the most fit because you play on a field bigger than an international soccer field, and you play 90min 45min halfs. and there is no offence and defence like in football so once you score you have to continue playing

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 09:16 PM

Lacrosse
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 09:54 PM

i think the best sport to complement paintball is paintball
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 10:59 PM

definitely lacrosse
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 12:59 PM

ya lacrosse i forgot bout that one
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Posted 26 December 2008 - 01:03 AM

I think the best sports that complement paintball are hockey and lacrosse. They're crossover sports anyways. Most people that play hockey in winter, play lacrosse in the spring.....Like me :)

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 02:52 AM

swimming. You exercise WAY more muscles in swimming that other sports.
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Posted 26 December 2008 - 03:00 AM

swimming. You exercise WAY more muscles in swimming that other sports.


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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:00 AM

swimming is definatley the best sport for endurance. track, soccer, basketball, and hockey are great too.

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 02:04 AM

Soccer, or playing catcher in baseball. Soccer, you run almost the whole game, after a ball and kicking it.
Playing catcher, you build leg strength by crouching and waiting for the ball to come, then you ussualy stand up then throw it.. and you repeat it throughout the game.

Those are my 2 thoughts lol


I agree with Nufu. soccer and baseball, especially catcher, and dont forget the all out sprints in baseball to make it to a base.







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Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:55 AM

wrestling, longest 6 minutes of your life

you basically useing all your energy/muscles at once for a short time but dam is it the hardest thing i ever done
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:19 AM

definatly golf, have u ever tried walking 18 holes. its a trek. not to metion ur putting stance is very similar to snap shooting stance. plus when you hit a golf ball, there is a lot of torque and strain that goes on your abs and ur back which can relate to paintball.
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 06:33 PM

imma have to say football cuz you have constenly communicate andact in a moments notice and if your playing linebacker quick sprints and hard hits. and your also sliding alott

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 06:41 PM

I'd say wrestling and martial arts (actual wrestling, not the fake crap), also cross country really builds up your endurance. But most sports are great in addition to paintball.
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 06:45 PM

the marines navy seals etc

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 06:58 PM

the marines navy seals etc


Those aren't sports.
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 11:39 PM

I would say hockey because the format kinda seems the same AKA Xball

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 03:21 PM

I have been doing allot of Isometrics, running and trying to get in as much martial arts training. It's a great mix of static muscle strength training, cardio and balance/technique. These types of workouts have also helped me minimize injury's as well.

I have been starting some basic breathing execerzises that I used to do back when I was in the Miltary, that has been amazingly helpful to keep myself calm and focused during the games. They are basically Yoga style breathing techniques.
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 03:43 PM

Any sport that has teams, and practice every day of the week.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:32 PM

bahaha baseball what a joke.. you just stand around and pack a couple of lips and mabye catch a ball or two. hockey and basketball are good but the best sports reflecting your athletics have too be football and rugby. football because you have to communicate lots and its a burst sport like xball. the plays are short but you go your hardest during that time, just like getting off the break in xball. and rugby because it is the most team involved sport around if one person doesnt do what they are supposed too the whole team falls apart so you all need too communicate well and react too each other actions appropriately. you also have too be the most fit because you play on a field bigger than an international soccer field, and you play 90min 45min halfs. and there is no offence and defence like in football so once you score you have to continue playing



well i think that you are completely wrong...Baseball is a sport that makes you run A LOT, you get from point A to point B by running as fast as you possibly can, and dont forget about slideing...you will need that in speedball....

And yea i know you have run a lot in football, trust me i play football...But do you ever slide? Do you dive??? Yea you dive but those types of dives in speedball you would break a bone...
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 03:15 PM

ya ok you adressed the point that you slide in baseball like you do in xball. i can agree with that but, there is barely any teamwork involved compared to football, rugby. sure you may have too work together on a double or triple play, but have you ever tried to arrange a downfield block in football while the play is happening. you have too trust your o-line to cover the right gaps and communicate which way your comming(runningback). also audibles require lots of teamwork becuase you all have to respond properly too the play change otherwise your screwed. just like in paintball you have to trust your other teamates too cover certain areas and lane where they are supposed too and move when it is appropriate to move so that it is in sync with the rest of the teams actions. with some exceptions of agressive plays like trying to take the whole snake within 5 seconds of getting there, or rushing the X to gain mid field advantage.
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 04:39 PM

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 07:58 PM

i have to say wrestling it makes u use your mind and strength. Plus it will help with running with all the damn conditioning you have to do.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 11:46 PM

professional gaming. It gets your adrenaline up when you beat a game



i lol'd hard too that. ya COD really gets me pumped after a solid 2 hours of gaming i feel like ive lost 10 lbs
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 01:42 PM

i would have to say that wrestling is great complement because you are just constantly working everything in your body. not to mention you have to keep a strick diet to stay on top.
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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:15 PM

I do Football and Track, Football for strengh and power, Track for speed and endurance. But really any sport will help.
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Posted 10 January 2009 - 10:12 PM

soccer and football by far , mixed in with mma
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:36 PM

I take back what i previuosly said you know what the best sport for paintball is.... Paintball think about you can actually better at while playing the sport and it increases your upper body strength and lower body strength from carrying your gun arond and sprinting around all day! :)
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:33 PM

ok basketball, football, rugby, and MMA are not really that specifically helpful except for general strength training but that comes from any sport, even cheerleaders do it (and no cheerleading is not a sport)

im not trying to bash these sports at all cause if one of these is your sport, good for you, kick some ass at it but im saying that they really dont help all that much for paintball, here's what would help


1.cross country for endurance!!!!! yes yes yes i know you run for football but when a linebacker can run 8 miles a day 5 days a week (yes that is a normal practice, this doesnt include sprints or the longer runs :lol: ) then ill be impressed

2. swimming for muscle training, good god have you ever tried to swim for more than an hour strait? it creates new muscles to fit all the soreness in your body, every single muscle gets worked

3. wrestling for balance and quick reflexes. i wrestle and i know first hand that you need ballance, strength, speed, and you have to be smart, because not only are you required to do your best, but the other guy is doing his absolute best to stop everything you do. also we condition way harder than most other sports anyway. if you doubt me go 6 miniutes with a wrestler and youll see

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:46 PM

I'd have to second dodgeball.

While you would think that shooting sports would help in paintball, in reality, they would do very little. Modern paintball guns have terrible ergonomics. While you would definitely see improvement in shooting a single triggered marker, you would not gain any useful improvement when "walking" or "fanning" a double trigger.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:59 PM

idk bout ur HS baseball teams but we runnnnn alot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:07 AM

I dont know if anyone else would conside this a sport but dodgeball


Isn't paintball just really epic dodgeball?

Idk why, but when I think about other sports that have to do with paintball, lacrosse comes to mind. I think because they both aren't really mainstream.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:37 PM

I dont know if anyone else would conside this a sport but dodgeball


Isn't paintball just really epic dodgeball?



haha you make a good point, paintball is really just dodgeball with a gun lol. i know its really a marker but that doesnt sound nearly as epic

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:49 AM

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 04:30 PM

sport that complements paintball the best is battlefield by far. i play it all the time in Highschool. you use dodgeballs and have two areas with beanbags/flags. you set up mats to use as cover as you run/ sneak your way over to the other teams base while you are trying to avoid being hit and hit others with dodgeballs. most epic gym game i've ever played
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 06:30 PM

I think any sport can compliment Paintball.
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 07:13 PM

Lacross probably because of running in pads and all. I've watched one of my friends play and it gets intense. I played football for 3 years just for the exercise and find that goign through off season has made me a better sprinter. Now all I do is jog several miles and push/pull/sit ups and lift dumbells
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:31 PM

tackle football, because of endurance and the weight you have to carry. and it builds up strength.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 01:43 AM

Ultimate frisbee. It combines endurance with running, sometimes short distances, sometimes long. It involves diving into the ground. Also with the hand eye coordination aspect, you have to be quick to catch some passes.

Along with all of this, the training we do for our legs helps like no other. We are using the same stabilization muscles in our legs as we do in paintball.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 04:53 PM

ultimate frisbee?? sounds like what we do on the beach but more fun.. any more info on it?

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 05:16 PM

Golf, basicly because the cost of everything in so much
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:25 PM

airsoft :D lol dont start a flame war. id say track or cross country. there are no timeouts in paintball. you need to go hard. you cant quick when your tired. whahaha football pussys lol jk

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:30 PM

ultimate frisbee?? sounds like what we do on the beach but more fun.. any more info on it?


Think soccer with a frisbee

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:48 PM

Honestly, all of the above sports are good.

But the BEST two are:
1. CROSS COUNRY! (RUN LIKE YOU STOLE SOMETHING!!!)
2. CYCLING

You can't beat a combo of those two! Try outracing an XC runner who bikes for FUN. Here is my regimen:

1. Cross Country Practice: Hill Climbing, Sprinting, Distance, depending on the day,
2. Cycle wherever you go: It honestly helps a ton! Especially when you are in a hurry...




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