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  1. Easy to spot a Villa fan on Twitter at the moment- just look for anyone applauding his apology or inexplicably saying we should be blaming the friend that asked him to come round. You can't teach stupid.
  2. Mason 47

    Vicious Quiz

    Ok, I finished on 17 out of 20. The ones I can't get are 11, 14 and 16.
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    Vicious Quiz

    At a glance I have 13 out of 20. Gonna give myself 10 minutes for the rest
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    Health + Fitness

    It's all about finding what works for you. Even progressive bodyweight challenges with good nutrition work can make a big difference (I've pretty much lost 2st in 3 months without any real exercise of note due to injury). As for yoga, I'm afraid I don't have much experience there and I'm about as flexible as an icicle.
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    Health + Fitness

    I completely agree, my current protein guideline is 218.4g per day, which is actually pretty hard to hit- particularly without blowing out the fat or carb targets. As I said on the other thread, I followed it absolutely to the letter for about 30-40 days, but I've been stuck on a plateau at around 17.5- 18st for years and years. Bad food buying habits, eating habits, habits in general- I needed the Stuart Webber-esque point to point rework of diet to break the cycle. Now broken, it's more of a loose guideline I do mostly mentally through the day; generally low fat content and carbs not hugely outweighing protein and I'm happy. Knowing what's really in food is the real silver bullet.
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    Health + Fitness

    I've always cast glances at intermittent fasting but I know it takes a chunk of discipline (which from past experience I know I don't get along with) so I've fallen into the macronutrient game. 40% Protein 40% Carb and 20% Fat and the book I've been working from- Bigger Leaner Stronger, Mike Matthews- says although it can help it doesn't really matter when or how you take those in. Takes a lot of work in the beginning but once you're into it you can do it mentally pretty easily, which is where I am now- the real difficulty is doing it on any sort of budget (Mr Matthews solves this problem in his example meal plans by involving a trimmed Sirloin steak most days, which I found amusing). Got next week planned out though, £26.26 all meals accounted for
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    Anyone else learning a new skill?

    @kick it off @Feedthewolf Started a separate thread in Non-football so we aren't hijacking this one
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    Health + Fitness

    Moved over from the Learning a Skill Corona thread on the main page. As the title says. Anyone else out there on a 2020 health kick in spite of the biggest international heath crisis in decades? I'm 4 or 5 pounds lost away from a 90 day target after being appalled at topping 18 stone towards the end of December.
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    Anyone else learning a new skill?

    Yeah I must admit I'm not a very good dieter, but the first month I did a lot of reading, was quite strict and stuck to it which helped break habits (Sausage roll for the way home from the supermarket, 66% of my daily fat intake ) which now makes for looser guidelines. I'd be very happy with reaching your original 15 and a half!
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    Anyone else learning a new skill?

    Plantar is awkward, I did too much in January and ended up with tendonitis which put paid to leg exercise for a good 30-40 days. Luckily a lot of my process has been looking into the nutrition side of things so despite a drop in exercise the needle has kept moving in the right direction. Monday is my penultimate weigh day and from just breaking 18st end of December I'm optimistic in 11 days the weight will start with a 15.
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    Anyone else learning a new skill?

    At the start of Jan, I started a self-imposed 90-day plan to try and improve my lot. I wanted to lose weight and get fitter, read more, write more and learn a language. So I guess now it's going to be 90 days and a little bit
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    FIFA quaran team

    I think it's 10 mins a half, replays if it ends in a draw. As I mentioned before, all players have been locked to an 85 rating (presumably to keep it fair) but this means that teams pretty much cancel each other out and it becomes a 'whichever player makes a mistake first' sort of affair. Todd last night managed to sneak a last minute draw through Teemu first off. In the replay he went 1-0 up and was completely in control before inexplicably going in at half time 2-1 down and throwing a bit of a strop. Brought on Vrancic and Idah midway through the second half and notched a 93rd minute winner. There was some interesting banter with the Stevenage lot as their player apparently had someone sat with him watching Todd's stream, reporting on his tactics which he was a little upset about. As others have said, when you're sat there and watching it you do have a moment of 'how has it comes to watching Todd Cantwell play Fifa for entertainment' but it's all good fun really.
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    FIFA quaran team

    I watched yesterday, if you can get past the cringe way he talks it's good fun. All players are 85-rated which makes all the games a little dour but it's hard not to smile at the genuine joy when Teemu scored in the last second to win it.
  14. Mason 47

    Olympics postponed for one year

    But how are we going to know who can throw the thing furthest now?
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    Corona Virus main thread

    It's a no-win situation for those in charge. I don't care for politics and I don't envy the people having to make the calls- there isn't a right answer. However, when the rest of the world is saying apples and only our science is saying bananas, the decision to proceed how we have over the past month is either dangerously arrogant or dangerously stupid. This was not the time to role the dice on a Scooby-Doo kooky scheme to save the country.
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