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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those arguments they have on 'Real Housewives', you know they're staged too.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tuckandgo wrote:
Toyota_Crown wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:
14mins and impressive fail, but it looked to me like the blood had drained from his face and he was off balance, so it was a physical failure not willpower.
yep, he had food poisoning or something like that from the nite or two before so he was just lucky to make the start line tbh. shame as he would have done well. he fights like a dervish! he didnt deserve to come across as some kind of numpT quitter.

I thought the swimbling episode was particularly interesting, watching them trying to do it tied up Shocked



It was rather unfair on how it portrayed triathletes.
Initially from this thread I thought it was some plus sized 16 hour finisher. Watched the show and a bit of digging and they're a KQ.

Of course it doesn't make good telly to say 'oh this one had food poisoning so was ill anyway'


Oddly enough I just caught up a few episodes of this last night.

It wouldn't make good tv to have them quit for other reasons - being so tough a guy quits in fifteen minutes is good for the game.

Physical aside, I wouldn't last on this mentally. Being treated like a piece of crap for weeks would not go with my temperament!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toyota_Crown wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:
14mins and impressive fail, but it looked to me like the blood had drained from his face and he was off balance, so it was a physical failure not willpower.
yep, he had food poisoning or something like that from the nite or two before so he was just lucky to make the start line tbh. shame as he would have done well. he fights like a dervish! he didnt deserve to come across as some kind of numpT quitter.

I thought the swimbling episode was particularly interesting, watching them trying to do it tied up Shocked


Yeah, not sure how but I'm going to incorporate the Thinking Man position in my holiday training come Easter Smile

So funny watching so many tough guys quit with a bit of water involved.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing about being treated like crap and temperament is that it's really just a divided attention / motivation task. Your physical side is looking for ways to get out of further effort and the mental side is looking for a way rationalising this. 'I'm not putting up with this #@?#' translated as 'I can't physically do it anymore'. The treating people like crap and then praising them (relatively randomly) just challenges both sides of this looking for people who stay versus people who quit.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite liked the (albeit over sensationalised) series. Need to watch the final episode now.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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if ttowel entered, everyone else would just give up after the first day


I wilted with hypothermia on a mountain descent with him last year, and he rode home another 2 hours to come and pick me up in the van whilst I basked in some 4* hotel that just happened to be there! Weather came in big time. My body just shut down within minutes. Pretty scary really. He's rock solid.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't he do one of these silly TV programs years back and ended up having to go toe to toe with some MMA fighter at the end.
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