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by Thomas
Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

Running 6 miles in the morning and 6 miles in the evening after a lengthy break. Bad idea or good idea? Bad idea. I would break it down to running a slow 6 miles in the morning and then a sprint session at night. Unless you're training for a marathon or the like, there's no need to run 12 miles a d...
by Thomas
Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

Running 6 miles in the morning and 6 miles in the evening after a lengthy break. Bad idea or good idea? Bad idea. I would break it down to running a slow 6 miles in the morning and then a sprint session at night. Unless you're training for a marathon or the like, there's no need to run 12 miles a d...
by Thomas
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

Can someone explain to me what the point of EZ-curl bars are. I am not an avid curler, but my new routine has curls as an accessory, so I have been doing preachers with the ez curl but I find it f**king uncomfortable. I much prefer to use dumbells or one of the flat bars. Make sure you do curls in ...
by Thomas
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

Can someone explain to me what the point of EZ-curl bars are. I am not an avid curler, but my new routine has curls as an accessory, so I have been doing preachers with the ez curl but I find it f**king uncomfortable. I much prefer to use dumbells or one of the flat bars. Make sure you do curls in ...
by Thomas
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Engagement Rings - How much?
Replies: 166
Views: 7391

Re: Engagement Rings - How much?

Well..... My 'friend' is thinking about proposing. How much should he spend on a ring? And, what should he do to get some value. He's been married before and dropped $11k on a 1ct solitaire 'brilliant' cut. Reckons he could have done a little better though as Perth is notoriously expensive for ever...
by Thomas
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Engagement Rings - How much?
Replies: 166
Views: 7391

Re: Engagement Rings - How much?

Well I was always taught it should be, as a minimum, a months wage plus a half (although having a quick google reveals that there is some debate between 1 month to 3 months), which is about right for what I spent on my now wife's (about £2,500, which is what in Australian shekels, about Aus$3,500, ...
by Thomas
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Engagement Rings - How much?
Replies: 166
Views: 7391

Re: Engagement Rings - How much?

Well I was always taught it should be, as a minimum, a months wage plus a half (although having a quick google reveals that there is some debate between 1 month to 3 months), which is about right for what I spent on my now wife's (about £2,500, which is what in Australian shekels, about Aus$3,500, ...
by Thomas
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Engagement Rings - How much?
Replies: 166
Views: 7391

Re: Engagement Rings - How much?

I paid $3.5K on my fiancée's. fudge spending any more than that. It's a ring.
by Thomas
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

Did upper body today. Feeling a bit sore now.

5x5 bench press. 65kgs (getting back up to pre-injury strength)
5x5 ohp 50kgs
3x5 chin ups
5x5 dumb bell incline press 25kgs
5x5 cable flies 32kgs
3x10 squat thrusters with a 20kgs plate.

I'm loving that last exercise. I've only just started doing them.
by Thomas
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 265735

Re: Favorite beers - Official thread

Last night I had the Rogue Morimoto Soba Ale. First beer in a while that I've gotten halfway through and then poured it down the sink.

I followed it up with a Rogue Amercian Amber Ale. Much better.
by Thomas
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 265735

Re: Favorite beers - Official thread

It was rather good. Similar in mouth feel to the Little Creatures DIPA. Not as bitter as I thought it would be but quite resiny with citrus undertones. Like most American IPA's I have tasted. 9% so it made me sleepy.
by Thomas
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 265735

Re: Favorite beers - Official thread

I will have mine with a toasted ham and cheese sandwich at 11pm tonight. :thumbup:
by Thomas
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 265735

Re: Favorite beers - Official thread

I quite like that Red Racer 5. I had one of these last night: Dogfish Head 90min IPA http://legalbeer.com/images/dogfish%20head%2090%20minute%20imperial%20ipa.jpg I have one of these in the fridge for when I come home from the game. Rogue Soba Ale. http://legalbeer.com/images/rogue%20morimoto%20soba...
by Thomas
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: post a picture of yourself thread
Replies: 2583
Views: 206415

Re: post a picture of yourself thread

Pew pew pew!!

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by Thomas
Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 265735

Re: Favorite beers - Official thread

Bowens wrote:
60 minute IPA is lovely.
*TV pitchman voice*

If you liked 60, you'll looove 90!
Excellent. I have some of the 90 minute as well.

I also want to try the 120 minute.
by Thomas
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 265735

Re: Favorite beers - Official thread

I shall try that.

Also, my Dogfish Head beers arrived yesterday. I can attest to their deliciousness. 60 minute IPA is lovely.
by Thomas
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

I am going away for a few months to quite a remote town in Portugal - Just getting back into training for the first time in 6 months, very unfit and I would say a good stone over my ideal weight at 12.5 (80kg). There is no gym so apart from running I am trying to think of what to do training wise a...
by Thomas
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

Upper body today.

5 sets of 5 reps for the following.

Bench: 65kgs
OHP: 47.5kgs
Pull ups (getting better at these)
Incline dumbell bench: 20kgs ea
Cable flies: 32kgs ea
Bent rows: 30kgs ea
Skull crushers: 30kgs

Feel good. Starting to get some strength back. Tomorrow is HIIT. :uhoh:
by Thomas
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 265735

Re: Favorite beers - Official thread

My carton of Dogfish 60min IPA shall be arriving tomorrow.

I shall report on my findings.
by Thomas
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mungoball's Global Contraction III - Revenge of the Mungoes
Replies: 1249
Views: 99392

Re: Mungoball's Global Contraction III - Revenge of the Mung

What I find puzzling is their sudden obsession with hot pink jerseys. Every time I flick on the TV it seems one of the NRL teams is dressed in hot pink - and it's always a different team! It's like they watched a decade old game from Stade Francais rugby and thought, "wait a minute ... you can do t...
by Thomas
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 265735

Re: Favorite beers - Official thread

Had these over the weekend. Quite nice, I preferred the Whale Ale though. http://cdn.beerstore.com.au/sites/beerstore.com.au/files/imagecache/product/prod-img/murrays-nirvana-pale-ale-beer-online-1336441224.jpg http://www.moonshadow.com.au/photographs/11009142102murrays_whale_ale.jpg I found their ...
by Thomas
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The all new Photography thread - post your best efforts here
Replies: 2375
Views: 210985

Re: The all new Photography thread - post your best efforts

Ha!

Also, what's the best photo hosting site? I've been wrestling with Tumblr but hate it. Flickr?
by Thomas
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The all new Photography thread - post your best efforts here
Replies: 2375
Views: 210985

Re: The all new Photography thread - post your best efforts

Do you reckon you guys could post up your settings with the photos? It helps noobs like me. Ta.
by Thomas
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

Hypertrophy wipes me out a fair bit more than strength stuff. The DOMS lasts longer and you feel a session for longer afterwards than with strength stuff. At least, that's my experience. Yeah, the only time I get serious DOMS from strength training is when I'm starting a new program/getting my fat ...
by Thomas
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 265735

Re: Favorite beers - Official thread

Yeah, Dogfish Head beers have appeared at Sow Beer and Innspire in the past but sell out super quickly. I had their collaboration with Renaissance (The Portermarillo) last year. Superb.
by Thomas
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 265735

Re: Favorite beers - Official thread

Yeah, I quickly emailed the link to my mate who emailed me back and said "Grey Imports"

He's bought similar stuff and it was handled badly. He's emailed his mate at Innspire for verification.
by Thomas
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Favorite beers (for when the rugby is on) - Official thread
Replies: 2737
Views: 265735

Re: Favorite beers - Official thread

freewheelan wrote:Thomas were you on the lookout for some Dogfish Head? If so then:

http://beerstore.com.au/fuzzysearch/results/dogfish
Mother. Of. God.

Is that place legit? I need to know before I drop a couple of hundred clams.

Cheers mate.
by Thomas
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

Proper sleep? What's that? My 7 month old has croup. I've had about 7 hours sleep combined in the last 2 nights. Off to the gym at lunch today to sleep. I mean, chest and shoulders. fudge.
by Thomas
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

I have come across something called the "Villain Challenges" and they look brutal! Villain Challenge 1: 100 burpees in 5 minutes. http://www.strengthvillain.com/?p=117 Villain Challenge 2: Squat your bodyweight for 50 consecutive reps. http://www.strengthvillain.com/?p=163 Villain Challenge 3: 100 ...
by Thomas
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

binge90 wrote: Straight Leg DLs - 5x5 - 60, 60, 90, 90, 90 (Never done these before, they're some bitch)
Oooh wait until tomorrow. :lol:
by Thomas
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58399
Views: 7458379

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

http://cute-n-tiny.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/cute-dog-and-leopard-273x700.jpg http://www.kulfoto.com/pic/0001/0024/6j15R23202.jpg Isn't that nice. Until the dog gets disembowelled and eaten. Its a cheetah ffs . . . a long cat with dogs' feet. it won't disembowel anything that could put up half...
by Thomas
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

Right. Started the 'mission' this week. No booze during the week. Yesterday's food intake was: Pre-breakfast: protein shake. No carbs or fat. Breakfast: 3 poached eggs. One piece of toast. Snack: small tub of natural fruit salad Lunch: 200g of turkey breast with salad Snack: half a carrot and an app...
by Thomas
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official PR Bored Dictionary(Lexicon)
Replies: 69
Views: 6158

Re: The Official PR Bored Dictionary(Lexicon)

Moving a sofa?
by Thomas
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58399
Views: 7458379

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

O.SW wrote:Looks like the ignition timing is too far advanced, plus the mixture a tad rich.
:shock:
cheese cutter wrote:Kaboom.
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Oh yeah, for sure. Also, the car is on fire.
by Thomas
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, if you want to get leaner, the easiest way is to eat less energy! The best way is to eat lots of good energy and lift so much weights and move so much that you're running on a calorie-deficit. You'll look like a Spartan warrior by September if you keep ...
by Thomas
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

Thomas - whatever you do, keep some strength training in there. Twice a week, something like that. Something basic and simple like A - squat/bench 3x5 +row B - deadlift/OHP 3x5 +pull-ups Cheers. I have kept up with the benching and OHPs. I just need to work on my form for the other two lifts. I'm a...
by Thomas
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

Man In Black wrote:Thomas, do boxing training and cut out drinking. In the last eight weeks I've lost about 4-5 kgs without making any really drastic changes to my diet.



Fight night tonight. :D
Does fighting meth-heads and junkies down at the park count? I could do that.
by Thomas
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

I sort of eat a Paleo-ish diet and the low-carb dinners we have are similar to what you've posted.

And yes, bodyweight squats are fine. I do a HIIT at the end of some workouts 5 sets of:

10 air squats
10 burpees
10 pushups
10 ohp with 30kgs
10 box jumps

Fucks me up.
by Thomas
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

Cheers mate. Paleo just isn't going to work for me. I had a hard enough time convincing my lady to go low-carb. I'll persist with the 3x8 routine above for another 3 weeks just to change things up. Then back to the 5x5. My physio told me to give dead lifts and squats a rest due to back issues so I'l...
by Thomas
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26122
Views: 1209091

Re: The Training Thread

Okay blokes. I need some advice. I'm getting married in September and I want to look a bit better (what, I here you say, is that even possible?). I've had a few injuries in the last couple of months but nothing really serious. Basically, I've been following (sort of) the 5x5 stronglifts program. I'v...