Hot dog eating contests like this are part of our summertime lore, but this kind of abuse can take a toll. In honor of overdoing it, we bring you sports and extreme activities your doctor probably doesn't want you trying.
Part of the luge family. Except you hurtle downhill face first on your stomach with no line of defense between you and the ice that waits below.
Trying to get a horse to jump over a fence without throwing you into the next county sounds like a risky proposition.
Not for the faint of heart. Or the parents of riders. These guys usually land on both tires, but they've been working out the kinks since they were, like, old enough to ride a tricycle. Trust us. Leave it to the professionals, who are just crazy enough to try it.
A six-mile swim followed by 260 miles on a bike capped off by a 52-mile double marathon might seem healthy enough, but we're talking about you here. Your doctor probably thinks this is a bad idea right now.
Go ahead and do it if you want, but don't come crying to your doctor when your parachute doesn't open. Oh that's right, you won't be able to.
Running of the bulls
This time instead of riding these angry behemoths, people are running from them. Unless, of course, you're this poor soul, who appears to be getting the business from the business end of her adversary.
Here's an idea let's play something like football, but not wear anything to protect our bodies and heads. We're guessing that goes against doctor's orders.
Just thinking of doing the splits hurts, but don't be fooled cheerleading is not for the faint of heart. Don't believe us? Well, it's the single biggest cause of "catastrophic injuries" in high school and college sports.
Trust us, your body wasn't made for carrying full kegs, lifting refrigerators, flipping giant tires or pulling huge trucks. Your doctor would agree, it's a hernia (at best) waiting to happen.
Do the math. You weigh between 100-300 pounds and that ornery critter you're trying to ride tips the scales at 1,500-2,000. What do you think's gonna happen? Stick to the mechanical bulls, although your doctor probably wouldn't like them, either.