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purple
-12th August 2012, 14:07
I give up...

... the hungarians smoke like chimneys...
... the Chinese eat McD ...
... the Italians drink more espresso than I can IV ...

S&C all you like, but it's rather demotivating to watch top international athletes behave like this[1]. ;-)



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[1] I am still a huge believer in the relevance of S&C. Just don't watch the back of house at the Olympics.

sumerianhaze
-22nd August 2012, 12:50
At UK opens I'd regularly watch at least a quarter of the competitors make a break for the fire exits to fill their lungs with smoke before the DEs started. At first it cheered me up, thinking that they'd be much easier to beat with a graveyard cough and lungs full of fresh tar but after a while I came to the conclusion that it didn't seem to be slowing them down. If only the same could have been said for my wheezy, asthmatic lungs... ;)

Cyranna's Father
-22nd August 2012, 13:00
I'm reminded of an early Open where I commented on cyranna chatting to her friends instead of warming up - a more experienced parent said "ah yes, the classic epeeists warm up - a chat in a corner"

they then went on to say that if the girls were french then their warm up would be a chat & a cigarette, if Italian it would be a chat, cigarette & a coffee

sumerianhaze
-22nd August 2012, 13:03
Best not to enquire too closely about what the Aztec girls get up to...

27ab1c
-22nd August 2012, 14:15
A prominent sports coach in my neck of the woods is vehemently against warming up, on the grounds that you might injure yourself, in addition to wearing yourself out.

BigPappaBear
-22nd August 2012, 14:44
From a warm up perspective surely you do what you need to do to be mentally and physically ready hopefully by expending the least amount of energy.

Figure the key is at the end of what ever you do you are motivated to fence.

I'd say S&C is preparation and not really a competition warm up.

Spider5
-22nd August 2012, 17:36
A prominent sports coach in my neck of the woods is vehemently against warming up, on the grounds that you might injure yourself, in addition to wearing yourself out.

Injuring yourself and wearing yourself out happens when you go too fast / too heavy without warming up. A proper warm up does not wear anything out, it does what it says on the tin and gets you ready for a more intense phase of activity so that you reduce the risk of injury and premature fatigue.

What he/she may have meant was that you shouldn't do certain types of exercise that some people regard as warm-ups because they are completely inappropriate. I find it hard to believe that they would advocate getting out of a car, getting changed and going straight into max effort 100 metre sprints or one rep max bench presses. That's Life on Mars era training.

Cyranna's Father
-22nd August 2012, 17:42
that's odd - I got the idea that 27's post was somewhat tongue in cheek & droll, not meant seriously at all

Spider5
-22nd August 2012, 18:08
that's odd - I got the idea that 27's post was somewhat tongue in cheek & droll, not meant seriously at all

In that case, I was reeled in hook, line and sinker!

Doh....

manicguitarist
-1st February 2013, 10:29
Re McDs - I find that the only time I eat McDs is either when hungover or at a competition...

It is like pre-chewed pre-digested food...easy on the stomach!

:)

Harryscott
-7th February 2013, 18:39
Re McDs - I find that the only time I eat McDs is either when hungover or at a competition...

It is like pre-chewed pre-digested food...easy on the stomach!

:)

Yup. And it looks the same coming out as it did going in, so no nasty surprises

max
-7th February 2013, 22:39
Yup. And it looks the same coming out as it did going in, so no nasty surprises

Is your vomit pink then? Mac chicken (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=133911700108912&set=a.133911693442246.29141.105516722948410&type=1&theater).

Harryscott
-8th February 2013, 13:42
Is your vomit pink then? Mac chicken (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=133911700108912&set=a.133911693442246.29141.105516722948410&type=1&theater).

Ho ho. I was thinking more of the standard burger (BTW, I forget, were McD's caught up in the horse thing or not?)

BigPappaBear
-8th February 2013, 13:57
Not sure any horses have been harmed in the making of a Mac Donalds...

Jacdaw
-8th February 2013, 15:18
Is your vomit pink then? Mac chicken (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=133911700108912&set=a.133911693442246.29141.105516722948410&type=1&theater).

I would still eat it...