Sharks ready to move on after Origin

first_imgThe Sharks have had five players involved in the 2017 State of Origin Series and although James Maloney missed Saturday night’s loss, the other four players backed up in various emotional states.Valentine Holmes was riding the high of Queensland’s win but rotated with Gerard Beale between wing and fullback, Andrew Fifita’s Origin heartbreak was offset by the birth of his third child and Jack Bird and Wade Graham carried the burden of the Blues’ defeat into the clash with the Titans.But rather than blame any Origin hangover for the loss Flanagan insists it is on the training paddock where Origin has had its greatest impact on the Sharks, demanding his players now put that to the side and finish the regular season strongly.After dropping their Round 16 game to the Sea Eagles the Sharks appeared to have turned a corner with a 44-12 dismantling of the Roosters a week later but Flanagan said that only served to prove how good they can be with the right preparation.”What I was pleased about for the Roosters was I had my top squad to train for a week,” Flanagan said post game.”All sides are doing it and who handles it the best gets through the Origin period but there’s three Origin camps, 10 days of camp, we’re missing five players for 30 days of the past six weeks.”It’s not great for a footy team to train like that and we’re over that now so there’s no more excuses.”We’ve just got to put our head down, work really hard and get some results on the way home.”We can set sail for home now but we’ve got a lot of work to do. Nothing’s a given in this competition.”We’re not in the top four. We’ve done okay but we need to re-focus now, which we will.”Not part of a New South Wales Origin campaign for the first time since 2016, Sharks skipper Paul Gallen was a little more forgiving for how his side had managed the Origin period.Prior to Saturday night Cronulla had won three of their five games since the Origin players went into camp for Game One but Gallen acknowledged the disruption that comes with having such a strong representation across both teams.”To have five in it is huge and to train without your five best players for 30 days out of the past six weeks is very distracting,” said Gallen.”Thankfully it’s over. I think we’ve handled it okay but we’ve got no excuses anymore from next week. We’ve got to start stepping it up.”We’ve probably won more than 50 per cent of our games throughout the last six weeks so I think we’ve handled it okay for our biggest representation probably ever.”Gallen admitted that after such a comprehensive win against the Roosters that he was somewhat mystified as to why they fell so short against the Titans, refusing to blame the atrocious conditions for their display.”The Titans just wanted it a bit more than us tonight,” he said.”We weren’t good. They always seem to lift against us. It’s a pretty disappointing result for us considering how well we played last week and how well we completed.”To complete the way we did tonight and leak that amount of points, it’s not real good.”last_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: DO YOU WANT A BETTER BODY?

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Getting a Better Body is like playing with a Rubik’s Cube. 

You try every way you can to solve the puzzle, but you only ever seem to get one side right.Everyone has their own way of trying to solve the puzzle.You can spend endless hours pounding the pavement, doing endless miles and never seeming to see any change in how your clothes fit. You can join a gym; use all the machines, go to all the classes, get a great sweat going; but again you never seem to see any difference.Why not??First we have to look at what is involved in getting the body that you want.1: Burning Fat When people think of weight loss, they always judge by what the scales say, but the scales only tell part of the story. 

You can lose ‘weight’ by using regular cardio methods, but spending long hours on the roads and on machines at the gym for 1-2 lbs every few months isn’t really the optimal method for doing this.

What we really want is Fat Loss and lots of it.
 
Regular cardio is really bad at burning fat, and with the wrong diet, it is really good at burning muscle, you simply don’t want either of these when trying to get a Better Body.2: Eating the Right FoodsThis is probably the trickiest part for most people when it comes to building a Better Body.What should I eat and when should I eat it?
Should I eat Carbs or not eat Carbs?
Should I eat after 6pm?
If I eat at night, will it turn to fat?
How much food is too much food?
How much water do I need to drink?
Should I count calories??The list of questions goes on and on… 3: Moral SupportI have spoken before about how important having a supportive social circle is when it comes to building a Better Body. 

You want a group of like-minded people, with the same goals as you have. 
You want people who will support you when things get tough.
You want people who you can swap recipes for food with.
You want a group of people who will keep you on track and keep you motivated. 
You might also want someone who you can ask questions to and get the right answer for YOU and YOUR goals.With so much conflicting information on the internet and in magazines, it is easy to see why so many people who try to get in shape and get a Better Body end up going around in circles and eventually stopping altogether.But it doesn’t have to be that hard and I am here to help! On Monday the 19th of May I am launching a new program to help YOU get a Better Body.The Better Body Challenge will address all of the issues that I have outlined above.It will use Metabolic Training to help torch fat, keep your curves and maintain muscle. 
It will use Bodyweight exercises that are more effective at burning fat than any machine in your gym. 
It will have a solid nutrition plan that I have used with clients who have lost more fat than they ever thought possible. 
It will have a private Facebook group that is only for members of this program.
 In this support group, I will be answering any questions you may have and where I will be posting nutritional recipes aimed at your goals. 
This is a Members Only Group, so everything you post is private and will only be seen by the other members.I am only taking limited numbers on this programme so don’t miss out on your Better Body!#TrainSmartIf you want to be parts of this exclusive programme please contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118 *Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: DO YOU WANT A BETTER BODY? was last modified: May 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Do you want a better body?emmet rusheFitness challengefitness columnlast_img read more