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@WswWt said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

I know Arrows family and he isn’t moving to Sydney until 2021.

Based on that, I’d say the Titans are not going to pursue LM.
Still leaves the Rabbitohs that would seem very likely to be able to afford 2 major signings over the next two years.
Likelihood of signing LM with Burgi’s money as it would take less to sign him then it would take for us to secure him.
Then they have the option of signing Arrow for 21 with a bit of player movement next year. Likely Gagai leaving at the end of next season.
I think as some have mentioned if LM signs with us his doing so in a similar frame to Johnathan Thurston building a legacy at the cows. Then again if it never went pear shaped at the Bulldogs would that move ever of happened. Thurston was 20-21 years old when he moved to NQ. I doubt even he thought about it as the ultimate challenge. It was probably more a move for a change of lifestyle and to get constant game time as they had no halfback.
Some of the things that LM can be guaranteed being with us. But then again Souths never really settled on a fullback all year. So he can play their at fullback 2.

People are quick to remind me that Souths are in need of buying more forwards. Due to the loss of the following.

Sutton
G Burgess
S Burgess

However only Sutton out of the 3 above played close to 80mims in the team each game last year.

G Burgess played about 13 games due to suspension and injury and Sam Burgess played about 19 out of 24.

Last year they bought in
Liam Knight
Ethan Lowe.
Jayden Sua
Tom Amone.
Kurt Dillion

Whilst the top two of that list had a great debut season the following 2nd year forwards also had breakout years.
Cam Murray
Junior Tatola

In addition constant Tom Burgess had a solid year.
And you round out the pack with Mark Nicholls essentially our Eisenhuth equivalent.

Now you tell me if that forward pack includes Arrow at some stage that they shouldn’t buy LM but instead add even more forwards to have a competitive pack.

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What’s to stop a skilled fullback with a kicking game. Eg hayne in his day from putting a 20/40 kick in as the kick chase has already crossed over halfway including the opposing fullback leading the chase (think when d Boyd would do this). A complete reverse of field possession from potentially a smart deep kick by the half.
And a lot like union in a way.

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@Nelson said in Excerise Advice/Discussion:

@Needaname said in Excerise Advice/Discussion:

@Nelson said in Excerise Advice/Discussion:

Do intermittent fasting (16:8 or more if you can handle it) & drink lots of black coffee to suppress hunger. Exercise while fasted (preferably body weight exercises like pull ups, muscle ups, push ups, burpees etc.) The fasted exercise is very effective at promoting growth & burning fat - it stimulates HGH production.

I’d like to know more about this. Specifically the exercise part and gains etc during the fasting period.

I am currently trailing a variation of intermittent fasting. Since I started I’ve lost 6 kgs.
On weekdays / workdays I have a black coffee and first eat when I get home from work around 6. On weekends / non work days I’m more relaxed in order to suit a bit more of a social routine.
Prior to this i was doing my best not to have sugar. Absolutely the worst drug out there. But I always had this notion that I was fit enough. I’ve always maintained a weight of 96-98 through my twenties and into my early 30’s (currently 35) but last November I started getting really frustrated with not being able to fit clothes I’ve always fit. Unfortunately as the increase in weight was extremely gradual I couldn’t pin point 1 area where I’ve increased size. Anyway I got to 104kgs.

Due to other circumstances I moved out from my home and in with a mate and it was there that I started a transition to a fitter and healthier me.
He encouraged me to run the bay with him, about 7kms and each week I was challenged by this and enjoying it, I through in some daily push ups, planks and I probably managed to get into the best shape of my life probably up until April-May this year, I was strong, a solid 94kg my food habits weren’t bad but I still couldn’t shake that excess feeling around my mid area. So I started trialing 16-8 IF window, difficult at first but it worked, but then due to a reverse in circumstances I moved back home. And me and the wife started to get settled into some old habits. I knew it and could see it happening and a week at a time I’d adjust, then for other weeks I’d say ahh whatever. As spring was approaching I wanted a boost to get back into shape. So I decided that I had what I termed a ‘Winter Write Off’ and was heading into a ‘Spring into Action’ term. Anyway, spring came and I still didn’t adjust, I was back into my state of ‘fit enough’ about 97kg. So it wasn’t until I signed up for basketball again from about a 5 year hiatus that I had a reason to change, again. I felt so unfit on the court in the first two games I played that I knew I had to do something.
So I drew a line in the sand and started IF with a window of 16:8 (basically having only lunch and dinner) any drinks outside that time are non caloric. And after about a month I got back to 94. Following that I transitioned to the weekday 1 meal a day and am now around 90kg but doing a consistent IF schedule, I feel stronger than ever, and that carriage in the mid area is almost not existent.

Sorry for long response, I felt compelled to contribute.
One thing I’ve learned is, anything good for you is hard work. If it wasn’t involving hard work it wouldn’t be rewarding.

Keep up the hard work GNR and thank you for sharing.

I don’t claim or pretend to be a scientific expert on these things, but from what I have read on the topic the main benefits to fasted weight training are: a stimulation of human growth hormone production; and an increase in insulin sensitivity. Together these work to change how your body sources its fuel. Essentially they make stored fat a viable fuel source by making it much easier to break down (due to the impacts of HGH on other hormones) so that, as long as you don’t push yourself too hard, your body is likely to preference stored fat over stored glycogen as fuel. If you push yourself too hard you’ll just burn up your glycogen stores because, in a crisis, that is what your body will always default to.
The HGH also obviously helps muscle growth by stimulating protein production and an increase in muscle mass then leads to an increase in metabolism to sustain it.

Cheers mate.
What would you call too hard, In regards to intensity?
In addition you explained it a bit above, but is there a need to refuel with protein (supplement or whole food) after the workout?
How does it affect your fasting benefits (lower gi and HGH) If you eat immediately after the workout.
Finally if you chose not to eat until after your fasting window what impact does this have.
I.e fast till 2pm but complete a workout at 8am?

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@Nelson said in Excerise Advice/Discussion:

Do intermittent fasting (16:8 or more if you can handle it) & drink lots of black coffee to suppress hunger. Exercise while fasted (preferably body weight exercises like pull ups, muscle ups, push ups, burpees etc.) The fasted exercise is very effective at promoting growth & burning fat - it stimulates HGH production.

I’d like to know more about this. Specifically the exercise part and gains etc during the fasting period.

I am currently trailing a variation of intermittent fasting. Since I started I’ve lost 6 kgs.
On weekdays / workdays I have a black coffee and first eat when I get home from work around 6. On weekends / non work days I’m more relaxed in order to suit a bit more of a social routine.
Prior to this i was doing my best not to have sugar. Absolutely the worst drug out there. But I always had this notion that I was fit enough. I’ve always maintained a weight of 96-98 through my twenties and into my early 30’s (currently 35) but last November I started getting really frustrated with not being able to fit clothes I’ve always fit. Unfortunately as the increase in weight was extremely gradual I couldn’t pin point 1 area where I’ve increased size. Anyway I got to 104kgs.

Due to other circumstances I moved out from my home and in with a mate and it was there that I started a transition to a fitter and healthier me.
He encouraged me to run the bay with him, about 7kms and each week I was challenged by this and enjoying it, I through in some daily push ups, planks and I probably managed to get into the best shape of my life probably up until April-May this year, I was strong, a solid 94kg my food habits weren’t bad but I still couldn’t shake that excess feeling around my mid area. So I started trialing 16-8 IF window, difficult at first but it worked, but then due to a reverse in circumstances I moved back home. And me and the wife started to get settled into some old habits. I knew it and could see it happening and a week at a time I’d adjust, then for other weeks I’d say ahh whatever. As spring was approaching I wanted a boost to get back into shape. So I decided that I had what I termed a ‘Winter Write Off’ and was heading into a ‘Spring into Action’ term. Anyway, spring came and I still didn’t adjust, I was back into my state of ‘fit enough’ about 97kg. So it wasn’t until I signed up for basketball again from about a 5 year hiatus that I had a reason to change, again. I felt so unfit on the court in the first two games I played that I knew I had to do something.
So I drew a line in the sand and started IF with a window of 16:8 (basically having only lunch and dinner) any drinks outside that time are non caloric. And after about a month I got back to 94. Following that I transitioned to the weekday 1 meal a day and am now around 90kg but doing a consistent IF schedule, I feel stronger than ever, and that carriage in the mid area is almost not existent.

Sorry for long response, I felt compelled to contribute.
One thing I’ve learned is, anything good for you is hard work. If it wasn’t involving hard work it wouldn’t be rewarding.

Keep up the hard work GNR and thank you for sharing.

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Another one rejecting the tigers…

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@Dyloh said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TheDaBoss said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

There goes lomax…Who is next

Luka Doncic

Not sure he’d suit. His all finesse, not much power but that’s to be expected. Reads the game extremely well for a young guy though! Bit like watching a blonde oversized version of Curry.

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@GNR4LIFE said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@851 said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

@hugh1954 said in Josh Addo Carr Contract Discussion:

So when did Lomax resign with the Dragons GNR4LIFE ???

I think he meant that would be his xmas wish, for some reason he doesn’t rate Lomax

Hey, i’ve never said one word about not rating him. It’s the way he’s been built up on here for the last 3 months. Everyone acting like he’s a must have. Yeah, nah. Looks like he’s re-signing with Saints, which will do wonders for my sanity, now that the forum can finally move on from him.

Kind of like another forum favourite that was supposed to sign with us. Hand shake deal, can’t remember his name but he was playing for the Western Australia force.

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@avocadoontoast said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

@Needaname said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

Front load everyone, clear the deck end of 2021 and sign a whole new team.

If we can’t get anyone to sign with us now, why are they going to in 2021? (genuine question)

No that is my point also.
I said end of 2021 so that next off season we can plan with a full cap for 2022.
But what is currently so disappointing is that we can’t sign anyone for the 2021 team, even though we have cleared a fair bit of money. It seams as though players want immediate swaps signed and arranged or to resign with their current team on new long term deals.
So why this off-season did everyone of these players leave it until they were on the open market to resign with their clubs. It makes no sense but yet the players needed to wait till they can contractually be available to talk with other clubs in order to generate their market rate. Seems so backwards and the NRL really needs to fix it. There needs to be trade windows introduced.

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Whose looking desperate now?
All this talk of the manager blowing his deal and narrowing out his options and it has the forum in a meltdown claiming we need Mitchell more than he needs us and our money. We really are pathetic aren’t we.
Don’t laugh, if we don’t spend a portion of our cap (can’t remember the exact value) we will get fined by the NRL. Maybe we should all be thanking Pascoe and Robbie now, good god what would we do with that extra $340,000 or so of the fine we for Robbies job after football. No one, just no one of interest appears to be interested…
Front load everyone, clear the deck end of 2021 and sign a whole new team. By that time we would have finallised all our overprice deals and would have almost all our cap space available.
Rookies and rejects, say it with me, rookies and rejects, that will be our team ethos.

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@WT2K said in Your 2020 Team:

@Geo said in Your 2020 Team:

1 Latrell Mitchell
2 Josh Addo-Carr
3 Bronson Xerri
4 Tommy Talau
5 David Nofoaluma

6 Benji Marshall
7 Luke Brooks ©

8 Alex Twal
9 Damien Cook
10. Russell Packer
11 Luke Garner
12 Luciano Leilua
13 Tyson Frizzell

14 Thomas Mikaele
15 Josh Aloiai
16 Chris Lawrence
17 Matt Eisenhuth

This. This is the team.

Wow. You dropped the Clutch!

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A couple I’m interested about on the 2019 off contract list.
Te Marie Martin. Pending his recovery from a brain tumour, does anyone know how he is going? Would be good to bring back for depth and possibly to replace Benji in 2021.

Hayze Pernam. NZ Warriors, rugby junior about 20-21 years old, played fullback with the 20s team since he was 18, since been moved between 5/8 and Fullback in reserves.
Big guy probably 6’1 and 90+ and lightning quick, had good fullback skills, could be another Chanze;

Anyone know anything more about him and why there is no interest. I feel he may go back to rugby.

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@Yossarian said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Why do we keep publicising our interest in players? We’re starting to look like some super villain who keeps publicly announcing his criminal plans… Just get it done on the quiet!

Tell em Yos!

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@formerguest said in Wests Tigers snare teen tyro Utoikamanu...:

@balmain-boy said in Wests Tigers snare teen tyro Utoikamanu...:

@GNR4LIFE said in Wests Tigers snare teen tyro Utoikamanu...:

@innsaneink said in Wests Tigers snare teen tyro Utoikamanu...:

So we’ve missed this guy now?
Like Fiji Reggie’s?
Like Latrell?
I’m seeing a pattern

Missed for 2020, for now. He’s signed to us from 2021. If they want to spend 2020 developing a kid who will be gone the year after, let them. Shows what idiots they are.

But they won’t develop him. They’ll leave him to rot in reserves or even Flegg.

And that is the only potential problem that I have in not getting him early. It is not like the Matterson situation, as he is only 19 and on a development deal, so they can pretty well do what they like with him.

I don’t get this?

So a development deal, enables the kid signed to train full time with the first grade squad by the first grade coach, partake in the events / community commitments of the first grade squad.
Be available to play in the first half of the season if there is no first grade squad players available in that position.
Be included in the first grade squad in the second half of the season if the player is selected.

What exactly are Para going to do other than not guarantee him a debut in first grade this year.
Are they going to banish him from training and interacting with the first grade squad?
Please.

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@GNR4LIFE said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

As good as JAC is, his potential signing underwhelms me. If you’re looking to land a big name, wingers should be the last ones you look at.

Say hi to Parramatta and their biggest signing for 2019 ‘Blake Ferguson’

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@THE_POM
Oh ok, pretty much what I thought. Glad to hear it’s assured for 2021, thanks