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Do different sports enhance mood differently?

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2014/12/11 13:20:45 (permalink)
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Do different sports enhance mood differently?

This is inspired from that other thread about BB lifting people out of misery....
 
I to certainly get a buzz out of hitting the weights, BUT - a few times I've smacked the heavy bag around (no my GF ain't a chubbette LOL !!), I gotta say, the adrenaline is a QUITE different taste to that I get when lifting. 
 
Though I can't speak for them, many long-distance runners report being 'addicted' to the feeling running produces.
 
So - are Endorphins all the same, or does each sport produce a different kind of 'high' ???
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    Re: Do different sports enhance mood differently? 2014/12/11 14:00:21 (permalink)
    As mentioned in the other thread, I do both weights and running.
     
    I do feel great when I achieve something in running...... new PB, new mileage.  I don't get an amazing feeling from every run and sometimes it's hard work.  But when it all comes together on the day it's a glorious thing.  I remember when I smashed my 10k time.  All the training I'd put in paid off and I was running a much quicker pace than planned but it felt effortless.
     
    Then I completed my first Half Marathon in September and that was a euphoric feeling.  I'm going for a full marathon next year and I can only imagine how that must feel when you cross the line.
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    Re: Do different sports enhance mood differently? 2014/12/11 14:17:22 (permalink)
    But is it a different feeling?
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    Re: Do different sports enhance mood differently? 2014/12/11 15:40:40 (permalink)
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    But is it a different feeling?




    Different to what?  Weights?  Definitely.  I feel good when I lift weights and but I don't get any kind of rush from it.  Feel pretty pleased with myself if I've hit a new max lift or something but that's all.  I train 5 times a week pretty much every week of the year so it's just normal.
     
    Yes, I run 4 times a week but it's the events that give me the buzz.  Still can't quite explain why or how I run so much better in a race but I'm dramatically quicker on the day and the feeling is pretty amazing.
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    Re: Do different sports enhance mood differently? 2014/12/11 20:15:19 (permalink)
    Actually competing in something feels better than just training tbh
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    Re: Do different sports enhance mood differently? 2014/12/11 20:23:58 (permalink)
    as in the other thread, i find playing football will illicit a much better hormonal response regarding my mood than lifting in a gym or running does.
     
    i usually play as a keeper and playing with my team (Graftwerk) on a wednesday can turn around the poorest of moods. i think aswell it's because it's the one thing, in a sporting sense, that i know i'm good at. I'm never going to bench like jay cutler but i am a fairly decent goalkeeper and it's the one sporting place i know i can get instant gratification and feedback to a good performance, whereas you may not get that in a gym or from a watch if you've run a good time. 
     
    perhaps that's the reason why i find it therapeutic - the need for external verification? i've never written any of this down but now that i am, it's making sense. i used to get the same sense of enjoyment from playing basketball when i was in school, playing at a higher level (played for Manchester Giant's youth team, Junior Giants before they folded) before my fitness went to **** (ankle dislocation followed by 2 quick subluxations of the shoulders, which effectively meant basketball was done for me.
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    Re: Do different sports enhance mood differently? 2014/12/11 20:26:27 (permalink)

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    Re: Do different sports enhance mood differently? 2014/12/12 07:17:46 (permalink)
    Blub2abs
    This is inspired from that other thread about BB lifting people out of misery....
     
    I to certainly get a buzz out of hitting the weights, BUT - a few times I've smacked the heavy bag around (no my GF ain't a chubbette LOL !!), I gotta say, the adrenaline is a QUITE different taste to that I get when lifting. 
     
    Though I can't speak for them, many long-distance runners report being 'addicted' to the feeling running produces.
     
    So - are Endorphins all the same, or does each sport produce a different kind of 'high' ???




    If you're getting an adrenaline rush while hitting the Heavy Bag, you're doing it wrong.
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