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Develop Elite Speed In Any Gym - Treadmill Push

This is excellent. Felt very close to the feeling of sled-shunting.

Had a crack at it yesterday lunchtime. Was still shaking at my desk two hours later.
I did 10 reps of 10 seconds, with about 20-30 seconds rest between each one - really needed it on the later ones.

Are we quite sure that doing this won't wreck the machine? Don't want to get kicked out of my gym...

Next in the series: how to replicate the tractor tyre flip, using only a pair of dumbells and a weightlifting belt.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

All Black legend Mils Muliaina scores first try in USA Pro Rugby with first touch

Sorry to be that guy again and I do think you have to admire the commentators' enthusiasm, but that awesome "planned move" looked very much like a straightforward 9 to 10 followed by a massive forward pass to the next bloke.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Giant Bok teammates Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager come to blows

I reckon orange #8 will be disappointed with his ruck technique when he sees this video. Came in much too high to lever Etzebeth away.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

England beat Wales in tour warmup match at Twickenham

DrG: "I don't actually think he'd try it against Owens (I may be wrong), but a clever player would recognise that you get no quarter with NO, especially if you start moaning at him."

You get no quarter with Owens, ERGOyou don't start moaning at him.

Mitrea here has twice in quick succession allowed Biggar, a noted whinger, carte-blanche to get in his face and question his authority. He's making a rod for not only his own back, but for other refs' too.

He should have immediately penalised Biggar (ie restart after conversion with penalty to England) and warned the prick that if he spoke to him in that aggressive way again (or at all, as he was not the captain), then he'd definitely get a yellow.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

England beat Wales in tour warmup match at Twickenham

http://www.thebatavian.com/files/users/60/Howard%20Owens/gcfairtractorpull-2.jpg

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

England beat Wales in tour warmup match at Twickenham

Love the chat between Quinnell and Greenwood there. "What's a protractor?". :)

Also, even allowing for white-tinted spectacles, I agree with Greenwood - the ball went backwards off Cole's hand. *Not* a knock-on and the try is good. It was a delightfully delicate touch from Big Dan and Biggar's only complaint should be with himself for throwing a shit, laboured pass that was begging to be intercepted.

Whether you agree with the decision or not, Biggar should be hauled in front of a disciplinary hearing and a very long ban needs to be handed down. When you add in his previous for this kind of dissent, he really does need to be heavily reprimanded. I'd seriously like to see something like a four-week ban. You do NOT treat the match officials like that.

That scene in the second video, around 1:45, with Biggar remonstrating, Alun Wyn Jones barracking the ref and other players also trying to get in his face, is quite despicable. It will be commonplace, as it is in football, if this type of incident is not immediately and severely punished.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Lima Sopoaga's sensational reverse kick that almost led to a try

I caught a few minutes of this game, either side of this kick, which seemed to be just one highlight of a really creative approach from both sides. Great variety in running and types of kick being pulled out. Really entertaining stuff. As Sopoaga said, it looked like they were all having fun.

Out of this one, Cubelli's and Spencer's featured above, Spencer's has to be my favourite, mostly because it was just another typical piece of off-the-cuff genius from the magician and for the fact he kindly distracted attention from a team-mate's cock-up - I can't remember anyone ever mentioning the shit pass from the tighthead-cum-scrumhalf!

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

5 Awesome Tries from Round 13 of Super Rugby

Haha! That is brilliant. Fair play to the big lad for having a go.

I also enjoyed blue 7's celebratory judo roll in the first try (around 0:11 in). Love the way strolled away as if nothing had happened afterwards.

4 Months, 20 Hours ago

A look at the England vs Wales warmup Test and who should come out on top

I think Jack Nowell fits the "it is the fight in the dog, not the dog in the fight" description too. I can't remember seeing another winger make so many turnovers as he does. OK, that's not the main reason you have wings, but if you've got one with that skill in his locker, it's pretty useful.

4 Months, 20 Hours ago

A look at the England vs Wales warmup Test and who should come out on top

I feel that all Marland Yarde has to do to keep Monsieur Ashton out of the side is make his tackles. A couple of spectacular hits and he is a shoe-in.

4 Months, 1 Day ago