The super strong individuals are approximately five times as strong as regular humans. Due to this, they are able to move their limbs much faster. They cannot think or react any faster than regular humans, however. Their fine motor skill is equivalent to regular humans. Their physical resilience is also extremely high compared to regular humans

What sports would individuals with super strength and other related powers have the least advantage over regular humans?

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    $\begingroup$ Ping Pong, Shooting, Pool (Billiards), Darts? $\endgroup$ Feb 10 at 23:06
  • $\begingroup$ Chess, fencing (especially foil), croquet, curling, golf, skeleton sleighing, target shooting, and of course all motor sports? There are very many sports where brute strength is of little to no importance. $\endgroup$
    – AlexP
    Feb 10 at 23:10
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    $\begingroup$ Curling. 🥌 if that’s even a sport. $\endgroup$
    – Daniel B
    Feb 10 at 23:18
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    $\begingroup$ formula 1 car racing... there's over 9000 such sports! $\endgroup$
    – user6760
    Feb 11 at 1:57
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    $\begingroup$ @JBH The fact that it's possible to twist and manipulate an obviously incorrect answer to seem correct does not transform a good question into brainstorming. If you disagree, you've got about 28 thousand other 'brainstorms' to go handle $\endgroup$ Feb 19 at 16:03

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The frequency of the legs moving is bound to the frequency of the free swing of the leg, bent in the knee and the ankle as for running. So, even the great change of strength ( for example, your five times) raises the speed very slightly - (tenths of a percent). And if your supermen have larger muscles, their running speed will drop.

Notice, that the best runners are very far from being strong.

Sailing on all yachts or windsurfing. Here the strength won't help

Chess and checkers. :-) Those belong to sports, too.

Cricket and all sports that need accuracy - more strength leads to less accuracy.

Horse sports The personal strength of a jockey gives nothing. And if he has larger muscles, he loses.

Acrobatics and things. Tens of sports that demand beauty of movement.

All air sports without "the human-powered aircraft"

Kite sports

Unicycle sports - they demand equilibrium, not strength.

Really, simply look into the list of sports - more than half of them do not demand strength.


Competitive ballroom dancing. Your speed literally means nothing if your partner can't keep up, and even if they could, you wouldn't be in time with the song.

And there's only one situtation where your super strength might matter...I think I heard that there were Cha cha moves where the guy passes the girl around his back, but I don't know if that was a figure of speech or not. But even if true, it would be incredibly minor.

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    $\begingroup$ Without any doubt, the dance demands beauty and art, not strength or speed. $\endgroup$
    – Gangnus
    Feb 11 at 2:55


You do need some strength to be able to draw properly. But with all the leverage and gimmicks from modern compound bows - specially those gadgets used in the olympics - having that extra strength brings no advantages.

American heritage sports

From Wikipedia:

The International Shooting Sport Federation recognizes several shooting events, some of which have Olympic status.

Since it's a piece of machinery that is accelerating the projectile for you, having too much extra strentgh does not grant significant advantage. These sports favour freedom and hating the metric system over raw muscle.

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    $\begingroup$ Wish I could upvote this twice, just for the "hating the metric system" line. I can handle draw weights for bows being in pounds, but using grains as the unit of weight in both archery and reloading is still frustrating me after decades. $\endgroup$ Feb 11 at 1:44
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    $\begingroup$ @KerrAvon2055 the average height of a human male is 180 bullets $\endgroup$
    – Xenophile
    Feb 11 at 14:15

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