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  1. @jazzygeofferz I'm not remotely claiming to be a Diabetic specialist, but I was diagnosed as type 1 last year so I'm very much on a steep learning curve of blood tests, finger pricks and injections. It gets even more fun when you carb count and have to work out what carbs are in your meal to then calculate how many units of insulin you should be injecting into yourself to keep you alive! Since September (when I was diagnosed) I've lost 9kg - that's not the result of dieting, but probably being more restricted on what I choose to eat, so essentially cutting out a lot of sugary stuff, cutting down on carbs a bit etc. So if you have any questions, I can certainly try to help.

  2. Thursday September 5th

    Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears

    Sunday September 8th

    Los Angeles Rams @ Carolina Panthers

    Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles

    Buffalo Bills @ New York Jets

    Atlanta Falcons @ Minnesota Vikings

    Baltimore Ravens @ Miami Dolphins

    Kansas City Chiefs @ Jacksonville Jaguars

    Tennessee Titans @ Cleveland Browns

    Indianapolis Colts @ Los Angeles Chargers

    Cincinnati Bengals @ Seattle Seahawks

    San Francisco 49ers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys

    Detroit Lions @ Arizona Cardinals

    Pittsburgh Steelers @ New England Patriots

    Monday September 10th

    Houston Texans @ New Orleans Saints

    Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders

  3. On 8/11/2019 at 12:07 AM, Ralphy said:

    I love them but im scarred for life after eating the entire packet in one sitting! 

    these look amazing


    I went to Tesco's on my lunch break specifically to get these. No sign of them anywhere. Life keeps serving up disappointment after disappointment!

  4. 49 minutes ago, Onyx2 said:

    I get that, but the classes I've been to are "right, let's fucking go!" with no intro to what you're doing. The timings are tricky for me too so I either do the app or don't go at all! 

    I can't lie, it's difficult to really give new starters a proper feel for what they're getting themselves into. I'll always ask if there's anyone new in class, and if so I've got like 20 seconds to give them a brief overview of what they're about to do, but it in no way really gives them a flavour of what they're about to do! I suppose with most group exercise classes is that fact that it's repetitive, so even if you are new and don't get it right the first time, in that track there will always be another opportunity to try again.

  5. 2 hours ago, Onyx2 said:

    I've been using the app and I've really enjoyed it. Even better the family has got involved, BodyCombat with son, Barre with daughter, SH'BAM with wife! 

    That's awesome to hear! There's a basic fear amongst Les Mills instructors that virtual will result in them losing their jobs so to speak. However it's really the opposite, Virtual is designed to tap into new participants, make them comfortable with combat or whatever, so that they're more likely to go to a live class because there's less of a fear of the unknown if that makes sense

  6. 2 hours ago, Onyx2 said:

    Would either of you recommend the Les Mills app? A gym freak at work has been raving about it. 

    I'd say it depends on how capable you are in pushing yourself to workout on your own. One of the benefits of group exercise is in the name - you're in a group and so unknowingly or unwittingly you end up pushing each other along. If you're able to replicate that at home, then go for it. However, if you're like me, I can't motivate myself at all to do stuff on my own; I know damn well that if I go to the gym (rather than a class) I'll half arse it for half an hour or so and then give up, then I'd stick to "live" classes. I think you can get a 10 or 30 day free trial if you sign up, so worst case scenario try it risk free for a bit. Just remember to cancel if it's not for you. 

  7. Bodycombat - based on mixed martial arts, so moves are focused around punching, kneeing and kicking.

    Bodyattack - more akin to "traditional" aerobics, so will step touch, step curl etc, but also includes breathing out of your backside elements like burpees, lunges, jumps to spike the heart rate. 

    You may occasionally get the same/similar move in both, but they'll be fairly generic like a lunge or squat. Burpees are in bodyattack, modified sprawls are in bodycombat - essentially the same thing!

    I no longer teach Bodyattack, and I notice that my cardio/stamina has suffered a little bit for it. Both are wicked workouts in their own way though.

  8. @Onyx2 I'm a bodycombat instructor. I also teach bodypump and bodyattack. Les Mills work in quarters, so you're starting at the very start of a quarter with a new release - new music and choreography etc, so should mean for the next few weeks you'll be doing the same thing so you can get used to it, and then start to push yourself etc. The new bodycombat release is absolutely brutal. If you don't walk out of there trying to breathe out of your backside you're not doing it right!! If you've got any questions, just drop me a message

  9. - QB: Tom Brady (New England Patriots) 
    - RB: Todd Gurley (Los Angeles Rams) 
    - WR:¬†Brandin CooksÔĽŅ¬†(Los Angeles Rams)¬†¬†¬†
    - TE:¬†Rob Gronkowski (NeÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅw England Patriots)¬†
    - K: Greg Zuerlein (Los Angeles Rams) 
    - Defense/Special Teams: New England Patriots 
    - Pick theÔĽŅ¬†result -¬†New England Patriots 31-21¬†Los Angeles Rams
    - Winning Margin¬†- 8ÔĽŅ¬†Points
    - 1st team to score any points - New England Patriots
    - 1st team to score Touchdown - New England Patriots
    - Player to score 1st Touchdown - Rob Gronkowski
    - Total Number of Touchdowns scored (both teams combined) - 7
    - Total Number of Interceptions made (both teams combined) - 3
    - Will the game go to Overtime (Yes/NO) - NO
    - MVP - Tom Brady (New England Patriots)
    - Time and quarter of 1st Touchdown (ie 14.20 1st quarter) - 07.14 1st quarter
    - Total Rushing yards - New England Patriots 122 Yards 
    - Total Passing Yards - Los Angeles Rams  247 Yards 
    - Total net yards - 897 Yards

    Advantage at the end of each quarter
    - 1st quarter - Patriots
    - 2nd quarter - Patriots
    - 3rd quarter - Patriots
    - 4th quarter - Patriots

  10. QB: Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs)
    RB: Sony Michel (New England Patriots)
    WR: Michael Thomas (New Orleans Saints)
    TE: Travis Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs)
    K: Stephen Gostkowski (New England Patriots)
    DST: Los Angeles Rams
    MOST YARDS: Kansas City Chiefs
    MOST POINTS: Kansas City Chiefs
    TOTAL NET YARDS: 1567 Yards 
    AFC1: New England Patriots @ Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City Chiefs
    NFC1: Los Angeles Rams @ New Orleans Saints: New Orleans Saints

  11. B: Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs)
    RB: Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys)
    WR: Tyreek Hill (Kansas City Chiefs)
    TE: Travis Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs)
    K: Stephen Gostkowski (New England Patriots)
    DST: New Orleans Saints

    MOST YARDS: Kansas City Chiefs
    MOST POINTS: Kansas City Chiefs
    TOTAL NET YARDS: 2390 Yards

    AFC1: Indianapolis Colts @ Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City Chiefs
    AFC2: LosÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅ¬†Angeles Chargers @ New England Patriots: Los¬†Angeles Chargers
    NFC1: Dallas Cowboys @ Los Angeles Rams: Los Angeles Rams
    NFC2: Philadelphia Eagles¬†@ New Orleans Saints: New Orleans Saints¬†¬†ÔĽŅ

  12. Can’t believe I topped the table! It’ll all go to crap now...


    QB: Deshaun Watson (Texans)
    RB: Ezekiel Jackson (Cowboys)
    WR: Deandre Hopkins (Texans)
    TE: Zach Ertz (Eagles)
    K: Cody Parkey (Bears)
    DST: Bears

    MOSTÔĽŅ¬†YARDS: Texans
    MOST POINTS: Texans

    AFC1: Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans : Texans
    AFC1: Los Angeles Chargers @ Baltimore Ravens :  Chargers
    NFC1: Seattle Seahaws @ Dallas CowboÔĽŅys ¬†: Seahawks
    NFC2: Philadelphia Eagles ¬†@ Chicago Bears :ÔĽŅ Bears

  13. 22 hours ago, MVP RULZ said:

    Week 17 Fixtures

    Sunday December 30th

    Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills

    Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

    Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants

    Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans Saints 

    New York Jets @ New England Patriots 

    Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans 

    Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers 

    Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Redskins 

    Los Angeles Chargers @ Denver Broncos 

    Oakland Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs 

    Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings 

    Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens 

    San Francisco 49ers @ Los Angeles Rams 

    Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers 

    Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks 

    Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans



  14. Week 16 Fixtures

    Saturday December 22nd

    Washington Redskins @ Tennessee Titans

    Baltimore Ravens @ Los Angeles Chargers

    Sunday December 23rd

    Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Dallas Cowboys

    Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions

    Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots

    Green Bay Packers @ New York Jets

    Houston Texans @ Philadelphia Eagles

    Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers

    New York Giants @ Indianapolis Colts

    Jacksonville Jaguars @ Miami Dolphins

    Los Angeles Rams @ Arizona Cardinals

    Chicago Bears @ San Francisco 49ers

    Pittsburgh Steelers @ New Orleans Saints

    Kansas City Chiefs @ Seattle Seahawks

    Monday December 24th

    Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders

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