Strength Sports

Which sports are ranked highest for Strength? This list is based on an analysis of 60 sports by an expert team at ESPN. It is not surprising to find weight lifting at the top of the list. See rankings for other components of fitness. We have also created our own listing of top strength rated sports, based on what you, the website visitor, think. It is not the same.

ranking sport rating (/10)
1 Weight-Lifting 9.25
2 American Football 8.63
3 Wrestling 8.38
4 Boxing 8.13
5 Track and Field: Weights 7.88
6 Rowing 7.75
7 Speed Skating 7.25
8 Ice Hockey 7.13
9 Rodeo: Steer Wrestling 7.00
10 Rugby 7.00
11 Track and Field: Pole Vault 6.88
12 Water Polo 6.63
13 Cycling: Distance 6.38
14 Basketball 6.25
15 Cycling: Sprints 6.13
16 Gymnastics 6.13
17 Track and Field: High Jump 6.00
18 Martial Arts 5.88
19 Baseball/Softball 5.75
20 Skiing: Nordic 5.75


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