Best sport to become an "athlete" at 27?

I deeply regret that I never pursued a sport in my youth. I have been going to the gym for years and run a lot but I want to be good at a sport, I want to feel what it's like to be an athlete and compete. However, I am already 27, I'll never be a pro and probably never even be great at something.
Still, is there a sport I could do recreationally and become decent at it or is it over?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Horse riding
    Ball trap

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    HEMA, possibly. As the talent pool is still low and alot of the competitors aren't super athletic, if you train hard for 5 years you could be a good swordsman and win medals.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

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      I don't want to become a pro or even D1 level. I just want to become good at a sport and be athletic, really give it my all with training and play with or against other people. I was thinking of Tennis or Judo.

      Armwrestling and HEMA you could actually go pro. Armwrestling you could do even at 50.

      Judo you can do pretty damn well in as a lifter.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you gotta have the bone structure to go pro in arm wrestling. you can get way better than untrained people with thick wrists, but the pros all have massive hands and wrists for a reason.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    DDP just up and decided to become a professional wrestler in his 30s with no prior experience dont be such a whimp about it being joever

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Most athletes retire by 27, what are you on about?

      unless you've made a typo and you're 7, it's too late

      MMA. Guys go pro around 30 all the time. Do it homosexual.

      I don't want to become a pro or even D1 level. I just want to become good at a sport and be athletic, really give it my all with training and play with or against other people. I was thinking of Tennis or Judo.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        literally anything just choose somethijg 27 is not fricking geriatric

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Judo I would highly recommend. Im in my 20s and actively competing, I'll never be world class but frankly that lifestyle is gay anyway. You can absolutely be a hobbyist competitor and eventually get your black belt someday. Look up your country's olympic website and check for the judo federation, from there look on their club listings.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        powerlifting and strongman are go to sports for failed athletes. If you're genetically smaller or have some baseline of fitness then distance running, cycling or swimming are a good choice too.
        If you have good coordination and learn quickly you could potentially excel at skill based sports like golf.
        I recommend you avoid contact sports as your risk of injury will be high.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      DDP was already in wrestling for years and he has insane charisma, nowadays in wrestling you can't get on with that even if your in-ring is better than his was.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That was back when wrestling was a television show and not midget cirque du solei

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Most athletes retire by 27, what are you on about?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Running, many Long distance runners never even realize they enjoy the activity until late twenties. Cycling if you have at least a hybrid and a greenway.
    Set a short term exciting goal "I'll run 10 miles this week" see how it goes. You will never be an athlete or anything like some gay movie has put ideas in your head. You can be a more active and intentional person in base building your cardio and strength - but you likely wont. You probably still want people to like you too lol

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    unless you've made a typo and you're 7, it's too late

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    MMA. Guys go pro around 30 all the time. Do it homosexual.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Weightlifting, Running, Golf, cycling.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve always thought golf would be a good one for this kind of thing. Average age of golf pros is 35. Even if you never compete, you will mog all your homies in your 60s when you are retired and playing golf and you’ve been practicing for 3 decades.

    Racecar driving is another one that has a mid-30s average competitive age. Sailing, shooting, equestrian.
    Some say mid-30s is better than mid-20s for marathon running. Maybe that would be best suited to you and your current abilities?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I do basketball but I'm just alright with it

    I'm becoming more and more interested in Fencing, though. Seems like a really interesting sport.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I want to do academic fencing and have dueling scars.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Running requires no money or no friends. My fave, and gives me time to reflect. Keeps you lean which is a great way to show off whatever muscle you've got.

    MMA is pretty useful. Good way to meet people, plus learning a combat sport could be helpful one day - you never know.

    If you live in a yuppie kind of area, tennis, pickleball, disk golf. You'll meet normies and potentially get laid.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Running is like gym, I only really like it as accessory.
      What exactly is a "yuppie"?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I'll never be a pro
    Majority of people don't become Pro's, even the kids that were the best in your region. Most of the kids that were amazing that went to your school end up being bench warmers in college

    Yer not genetically gifted, give it up.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pickleball
    Special Olympics powerlifting
    You can do it, OP. Make your country proud.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, bring glory to great britain since your homosexual "king" probably shit the bed lmfao

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A lot of professional mountain bikers are older.
    Although they probably started young so idk.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >run
    >bike
    >swim
    Lots of competitions for these sports which anyone can sign up for.
    For sports with balls, they all have similar learning curves. Go to your local park on the weekends to see what the people are playing and ask to join them.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    vote for curling

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Curling, Bowling

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I joined a wood bat league at 27. Depending on your age you'll be with a bunch of 30-something dads with the occasional zoomer or two

    Fat fricks play ball all the time

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    "sports" that I see my fellow boomer friends try-harding and posting constantly about it on instagram

    1. golf
    2. disc golf
    3. skiing
    4. snowboarding
    5. paintball
    6. rec league basketball
    7. wiffle ball
    8. pickle ball
    9. mountain biking
    10. 5k runs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Tennis
      Frick american society for not having sports be normalized past college it should be normal and more men should play sports as adults!

      Those aren't really sports, they're more like games and recreation. Snowboarding and skiing are things you do with good friends & family along with boating
      But I think sports should be more integrated into american society for adults anyone agree?

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    swim

    probably rowing honestly. I feel like masters rowing is huge...you see some old farts in singles

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was a late in life athlete myself OP. Here is my story.
    I started training jiu jitsu at 20, it was my first sport I ever participated in. Never was interested in any team sport growing up.
    I trained inconsistency and viewed it as my cardio at first. I was talented pretty much right away but It never clicked for me to compete and do something with it, didn't help that I was training at a non-competitive school more geared towards hobbyists.

    Got my brown belt at age 27 under my original instructor, he was just your average black belt nothing special.
    To make a long story short I went and rolled with a very high level semi local guy I knew of.
    He had won multiple world championships at all the belt levels.
    After our roll he basically motivated me to compete and give it a try at the highest level, I ended up leaving my original instructor and started training very seriously under him.
    I went from a semi regular jiu jitsu practitioner to someone who was training 6 days a week at a pro level.
    After about 6 months I started doing the major tournaments and at age 28 I can say I am an accomplished professional athlete.
    I took 3rd at worlds this year and 2nd in Pan Ams =). Good chance of winning both titles next season at brown belt.
    So to answer your question OP, No you're not too late- with enough determination you can still be a competitive athlete. I was able to do it.
    (while maintaining a 40hr work week & girlfriend)
    Hell, give jiu jitsu a try lol.

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