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I really wish the boys would stop saying "obviously" so much in interviews. It really is bothering me more than it should. 

I've officially run out of meaningful things to complain about with regard to the Melbourne footy club - how good is that! 

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It's a bit of a pre-season puff piece, but I still like the fact that the boys aren't resting on their laurels and are looking for ways to improve even further.  The article mentions that Jack Viney is doing a 16 hour fast, by only eating between 12pm-8pm, so it's also good to see our leaders doing similar things and setting the standards.

Again, it's not much in terms of information, but it's always heartening to see the players pushing themselves further in the quest for a flag.

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10 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

It's a bit of a pre-season puff piece, but I still like the fact that the boys aren't resting on their laurels and are looking for ways to improve even further.  The article mentions that Jack Viney is doing a 16 hour fast, by only eating between 12pm-8pm, so it's also good to see our leaders doing similar things and setting the standards.

Again, it's not much in terms of information, but it's always heartening to see the players pushing themselves further in the quest for a flag.

I seem to remember a story about quite a few of the boys in 2000 laying off the booze for a large part of the year.

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25 minutes ago, Smokey said:

I really wish the boys would stop saying "obviously" so much in interviews. It really is bothering me more than it should. 

I've officially run out of meaningful things to complain about with regard to the Melbourne footy club - how good is that! 

Obviously.

 

But yes, going Sugar free can do wonders. My wife did it before she fell pregnant. She lost weight and kept it off like never before. Added a lot of lean muscle as well.

 

I wish I could follow suit. Sugar and beer (and bourbon)... killers for me.

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40 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I seem to remember a story about quite a few of the boys in 2000 laying off the booze for a large part of the year.

remind me of this from a few years back ?

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/melbourne/melbourne-players-to-adopt-radical-paleo-diet-in-2015-afl-season/news-story/d5e09ca5b8c61ae967c6b834b09053b1

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56 minutes ago, Smokey said:

I really wish the boys would stop saying "obviously" so much in interviews. It really is bothering me more than it should. 

I've officially run out of meaningful things to complain about with regard to the Melbourne footy club - how good is that! 

AGREE! A prime offender is Michael Long - I heard him give an interview talking about great indigenous initiatives and literally every second word was 'obviously' which totally spoiled the message. Obviously. 

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1 hour ago, Wiseblood said:

It's a bit of a pre-season puff piece, but I still like the fact that the boys aren't resting on their laurels and are looking for ways to improve even further.  The article mentions that Jack Viney is doing a 16 hour fast, by only eating between 12pm-8pm, so it's also good to see our leaders doing similar things and setting the standards.

Again, it's not much in terms of information, but it's always heartening to see the players pushing themselves further in the quest for a flag.

What's the 16-hour fast meant to achieve?  

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7 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

What's the 16-hour fast meant to achieve?  

They didn't elaborate and I'm as far from a nutritionist as you can get, so I won't assume too much, but as the article was all about getting skin folds down, it may relate to that.

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I'm glad these guys have challenged each other to this sort of thing. Both players have had issues with their diets, with Brayshaw struggling to resist soft drinks in his first couple of years and Oliver's noted penchant for parmas (please don't try to tell me that it's "parmis") and chips. Hopefully this challenge will see continued improvement with their fitness.

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

I seem to remember a story about quite a few of the boys in 2000 laying off the booze for a large part of the year.

If ever you were looking for a definition of "sacrifice", that's gotta be it!

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

What's the 16-hour fast meant to achieve?  

I'll explain it but please don't take this as support for it, the science behind it is not definitive and I am not a dietitian. 

The idea is to trigger the fasting reaction in your body. Both the 5/2 and the 16/8 attempt to do the same thing. There are some studies that indicate that the body does more cell regeneration when it does not have sufficient calories available to just create extra cells. Both diets attempt to trigger that reaction without total fasting, which most people can't sustain. 

There is plenty of info on the net if you are interested. 

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3 hours ago, Smokey said:

I really wish the boys would stop saying "obviously" so much in interviews. It really is bothering me more than it should. 

I've officially run out of meaningful things to complain about with regard to the Melbourne footy club - how good is that! 

Has "obviously" replaced the dreaded "yeah, no" in interviews now? Please say no. Not yeah.

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Diets never work because they can’t be maintained. Balanced eating is the only long term solution. However, fasting has  been around for thousands of years as a recipe for good health. But these guys are professional footballers who need to eat sensibly, and eat healthy food in the right proportions particularly in the 48 hour period before games. Losing weight is beneficial for running but you need to know what you are doing. You would hope that the players in question are doing so in consultation and with the advice of Club doctors. It would be a concern if a couple of guys were doing it off their own back. 

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