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Why is the conversation about Frizell starting again? Didn’t the topic ‘fizzle out’ two months ago?

Anyway, to add my two pennies worth, I think he would be a good signing if he COMES NOW and, obviously for the RIGHT DEAL. Is he 29? if so, I’d offer two years 1.2 k as it seems to be the age when niggling injuries kick in and he’s already had a few lay offs before now. I agree that to wait until he’s 30 and offer three or more years is cap suicide. The fact of the matter, is that he’s an established, quality first grader who has played well at the highest level. This means that he adds a new dimension to the Tigers as none of the current projected starters provide either of the aforementioned qualities. Additionally, he would provide toughness, a big motor and a winning mentality to our pack and, to me, that is more valuable than one fast winger.

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@stevied said in FITNESS & GYM:

@barra said in FITNESS & GYM:

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@Demps said in FITNESS & GYM:

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Sorry, guys, I haven’t read all of what preceded this and I hope I’m not repeating or boring people but…as I mentioned before, I bumped into Junior Pearce a few weeks back and, during a chat we both agreed (as fellow 59 year olds) that to keep moving, get into a regular fitness routine where it became a habit, was very important if you wanted stay active in mind and body.
Regarding my weekly regimen, I weight train in the gym 4 or 5 times a week, go for a morning swim 5-6 mornings a week and I cycle on Sunday mornings. Other than the advantages just mentioned, I find that I sleep better, feel mentally and physically cleansed and, obviously feel stronger. On top of this, I know it strengthens bones and helps ward off potentially worse back pain than I already suffer. When a local spinal specialist heard that I was doing weight training on my back he said keep doing it!

Junior, what a legend!

What do you mean by “weight training on your back” mate, specific exercises targetting your back?

Ha, yes, I mean specific back exercises using free weights and machines. Some of these are quite arduous but very important for building core strength and developing surrounding muscle to support a dodgy spine!

Are u talking about…

DEADLIFTS

No not dead lifts Demps. I used to do them but they hurt my back and I realised that it was absolutely critical to get the form right. If you don’t the consequences can be dire. There are many other alternatives such as standing rows, various machine exercises that work the deltoids. To be honest I can’t tell you all the names. I just do them, about 6!

Really interested in this, can you describe the others? I can follow up with searches, you don’t need to be techno correct!

Glad to help you Barra! When I next go to the gym, maybe today, I’ll find out the names of the apparatus and post them on here for everyone.

OK, here you go guys, those who are interested, here is the set of back exercises I do each week and their target muscles;

  1. Barbell bent over Row (lats)
  2. T. Bar Row (traps/rhomboids/lats)
  3. Low Machine Row (isolates rhomboids)
  4. High Machine Row (traps/rhomboids/rear delts)
  5. Cable Pulls with wide bar (lats)
  6. Lateral Pull Down (lats)

Cheers

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@barra said in FITNESS & GYM:

@stevied said in FITNESS & GYM:

@Demps said in FITNESS & GYM:

@stevied said in FITNESS & GYM:

@Fade-To-Black said in FITNESS & GYM:

@stevied said in FITNESS & GYM:

Sorry, guys, I haven’t read all of what preceded this and I hope I’m not repeating or boring people but…as I mentioned before, I bumped into Junior Pearce a few weeks back and, during a chat we both agreed (as fellow 59 year olds) that to keep moving, get into a regular fitness routine where it became a habit, was very important if you wanted stay active in mind and body.
Regarding my weekly regimen, I weight train in the gym 4 or 5 times a week, go for a morning swim 5-6 mornings a week and I cycle on Sunday mornings. Other than the advantages just mentioned, I find that I sleep better, feel mentally and physically cleansed and, obviously feel stronger. On top of this, I know it strengthens bones and helps ward off potentially worse back pain than I already suffer. When a local spinal specialist heard that I was doing weight training on my back he said keep doing it!

Junior, what a legend!

What do you mean by “weight training on your back” mate, specific exercises targetting your back?

Ha, yes, I mean specific back exercises using free weights and machines. Some of these are quite arduous but very important for building core strength and developing surrounding muscle to support a dodgy spine!

Are u talking about…

DEADLIFTS

No not dead lifts Demps. I used to do them but they hurt my back and I realised that it was absolutely critical to get the form right. If you don’t the consequences can be dire. There are many other alternatives such as standing rows, various machine exercises that work the deltoids. To be honest I can’t tell you all the names. I just do them, about 6!

Really interested in this, can you describe the others? I can follow up with searches, you don’t need to be techno correct!

Glad to help you Barra! When I next go to the gym, maybe today, I’ll find out the names of the apparatus and post them on here for everyone.

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@Demps said in FITNESS & GYM:

@stevied said in FITNESS & GYM:

@Demps said in FITNESS & GYM:

@stevied said in FITNESS & GYM:

@Fade-To-Black said in FITNESS & GYM:

@stevied said in FITNESS & GYM:

Sorry, guys, I haven’t read all of what preceded this and I hope I’m not repeating or boring people but…as I mentioned before, I bumped into Junior Pearce a few weeks back and, during a chat we both agreed (as fellow 59 year olds) that to keep moving, get into a regular fitness routine where it became a habit, was very important if you wanted stay active in mind and body.
Regarding my weekly regimen, I weight train in the gym 4 or 5 times a week, go for a morning swim 5-6 mornings a week and I cycle on Sunday mornings. Other than the advantages just mentioned, I find that I sleep better, feel mentally and physically cleansed and, obviously feel stronger. On top of this, I know it strengthens bones and helps ward off potentially worse back pain than I already suffer. When a local spinal specialist heard that I was doing weight training on my back he said keep doing it!

Junior, what a legend!

What do you mean by “weight training on your back” mate, specific exercises targetting your back?

Ha, yes, I mean specific back exercises using free weights and machines. Some of these are quite arduous but very important for building core strength and developing surrounding muscle to support a dodgy spine!

Are u talking about…

DEADLIFTS

No not dead lifts Demps. I used to do them but they hurt my back and I realised that it was absolutely critical to get the form right. If you don’t the consequences can be dire. There are many other alternatives such as standing rows, various machine exercises that work the deltoids. To be honest I can’t tell you all the names. I just do them, about 6!

I like the bent over barbell rows.
Hits it good.

Upright row good for theshoulders.

You’re correct about deadlifts.
Form is important as ever.

Keep up the good work.

Thanks mate. I probably used the wrong teminology. It’s the standing bent row I’m alluding to. You squeeze the shoulders while pulling back in order to work the back/deltoid muscles.

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@Demps said in FITNESS & GYM:

@stevied said in FITNESS & GYM:

@Fade-To-Black said in FITNESS & GYM:

@stevied said in FITNESS & GYM:

Sorry, guys, I haven’t read all of what preceded this and I hope I’m not repeating or boring people but…as I mentioned before, I bumped into Junior Pearce a few weeks back and, during a chat we both agreed (as fellow 59 year olds) that to keep moving, get into a regular fitness routine where it became a habit, was very important if you wanted stay active in mind and body.
Regarding my weekly regimen, I weight train in the gym 4 or 5 times a week, go for a morning swim 5-6 mornings a week and I cycle on Sunday mornings. Other than the advantages just mentioned, I find that I sleep better, feel mentally and physically cleansed and, obviously feel stronger. On top of this, I know it strengthens bones and helps ward off potentially worse back pain than I already suffer. When a local spinal specialist heard that I was doing weight training on my back he said keep doing it!

Junior, what a legend!

What do you mean by “weight training on your back” mate, specific exercises targetting your back?

Ha, yes, I mean specific back exercises using free weights and machines. Some of these are quite arduous but very important for building core strength and developing surrounding muscle to support a dodgy spine!

Are u talking about…

DEADLIFTS

No not dead lifts Demps. I used to do them but they hurt my back and I realised that it was absolutely critical to get the form right. If you don’t the consequences can be dire. There are many other alternatives such as standing rows, various machine exercises that work the deltoids. To be honest I can’t tell you all the names. I just do them, about 6!

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@Fade-To-Black said in FITNESS & GYM:

@stevied said in FITNESS & GYM:

Sorry, guys, I haven’t read all of what preceded this and I hope I’m not repeating or boring people but…as I mentioned before, I bumped into Junior Pearce a few weeks back and, during a chat we both agreed (as fellow 59 year olds) that to keep moving, get into a regular fitness routine where it became a habit, was very important if you wanted stay active in mind and body.
Regarding my weekly regimen, I weight train in the gym 4 or 5 times a week, go for a morning swim 5-6 mornings a week and I cycle on Sunday mornings. Other than the advantages just mentioned, I find that I sleep better, feel mentally and physically cleansed and, obviously feel stronger. On top of this, I know it strengthens bones and helps ward off potentially worse back pain than I already suffer. When a local spinal specialist heard that I was doing weight training on my back he said keep doing it!

Junior, what a legend!

What do you mean by “weight training on your back” mate, specific exercises targetting your back?

Ha, yes, I mean specific back exercises using free weights and machines. Some of these are quite arduous but very important for building core strength and developing surrounding muscle to support a dodgy spine!

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Sorry, guys, I haven’t read all of what preceded this and I hope I’m not repeating or boring people but…as I mentioned before, I bumped into Junior Pearce a few weeks back and, during a chat we both agreed (as fellow 59 year olds) that to keep moving, get into a regular fitness routine where it became a habit, was very important if you wanted stay active in mind and body.
Regarding my weekly regimen, I weight train in the gym 4 or 5 times a week, go for a morning swim 5-6 mornings a week and I cycle on Sunday mornings. Other than the advantages just mentioned, I find that I sleep better, feel mentally and physically cleansed and, obviously feel stronger. On top of this, I know it strengthens bones and helps ward off potentially worse back pain than I already suffer. When a local spinal specialist heard that I was doing weight training on my back he said keep doing it!

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Not meaning to seem the supreme good guy but I met Josh at the Tigers Members Day last Saturday. He was in the line of chairs signing jerseys and hats, etc. I walked along, shaking hands with all the players, wishing them luck and making an occasional brief attempt at conversation…to Chee Kam, ‘One of your match winning tries should have got try of the year’, to Brooksy, ’ I hope the forwards provide some space for you this season’, to Benji, ‘You were the most exciting player my sons and I ever saw’ while, to JRey I said, ‘I hope everything works out for you Josh’. The reason I said this was because, even though it was an ugly video, I understood that it was probably only half the story and that his partner had most likely set him up. Add to this, Josh had always come across as a genuine, nice guy when I watched him on NRL 360. I hope he gets a chance soon to finally show his worth and answer the doubters. He deserves a change of luck.

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By the way, I was chatting to an old school mate that I hadn’t seen for 41 years on Tuesday. He was always a die hard Roosters supporter and still is. When I corrected the name of his team from Roosters to Rorters he looked at me and smiled. Taking this as encouragement, I pressed him by saying, ‘so the Roosters rort the cap by using brown paper bags and creative management to stack their roster?’ Once again, he smiled at me and said, ‘Of course’.

To further reinforce the argument, I bumped into Warren Wilson on Thursday. We had a general chat first before, once more, I grabbed the opportunity to probe about the state of the game and that it seems to all be set up to support the strong/ favoured clubs to the detriment of clubs like the Tigers. He responded with a nod of his head and said that he felt disenchanted with the game at the moment. He also suggested that Greenberg was out of his depth and heard that NRL Headquarters was full of incompetent employees who did basically nothing.

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Question first - does anyone know if Wests Tigers are definitely in discussions with Doueihi and his management and/or Souths or is it all just conjecture?

If we are negotiating then we should definitely go in hard. I watched him in the semis last year and he was outstanding. It doesn’t seem to be a flash in the pan because he did this in the pressure cooker of the playoffs. Therefore, he has talent and he copes with pressure. He is young, a Tigers junior who excelled at that level and he wants to play first grade in a position that we need bolstering. He ticks the boxes of a ball playing fullback and a possible replacement for Benji in 2021. To all those detractors who claim he’s too much of a utility, this wasn’t a reflection of his lack of mastery of one position, it’s more an indication of Souths’s needs at the time and the fact that there was a log jam in front of him. Look at Darren Lockyer, started at fullback, where he was brilliant, and ended up being an elite five eighth. While I’m not saying Doueihi will become another Lockyer, I am saying that versatility needn’t be a negative.

Now, the cash, 500k is being bandied about and, once again, many people are saying that it’s too much, including Pascoe, allegedly. If we get him for 350-400, well and good, but do we spurn the opportunity because 500 is what’s required? I’m not sure that’s a good idea. Beggars can’t be choosers. We have a million to spend, there are 3 spots are available, we sadly lack attacking flair and there aren’t many options out there. Why wouldn’t you chase him? I say go in hard and make it happen. It will be another missed opportunity that we’ll live to regret if we don’t.