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Re: Fitness tips from the Israel Defense Forces

Postby Fallen_Horse » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:57 pm

beforewisdom wrote:
xJimx wrote:Having said that though I don't really think a military organisation with a history of targetting civilians (which of course applies to the other side of this conflict too) is one that I really want to taking tips from.


So I guess you will not be reading the British Empire's fitness manual either?


Or the US Marine Training Regimen?

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Re: Fitness tips from the Israel Defense Forces

Postby xJimx » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:50 pm

dublin dave wrote:No worries, lets not fall out over it... 8)


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Re: Fitness tips from the Israel Defense Forces

Postby thestoatyone » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:45 pm

beforewisdom wrote:
xJimx wrote:Having said that though I don't really think a military organisation with a history of targetting civilians (which of course applies to the other side of this conflict too) is one that I really want to taking tips from.


So I guess you will not be reading the British Empire's fitness manual either?


Only if I wanted advice on how to wax my moustache, and order pink gins.
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Re: Fitness tips from the Israel Defense Forces

Postby thestoatyone » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:54 pm

Seriously though, what is the obsession with military fitness? Bit icky innit?
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Re: Fitness tips from the Israel Defense Forces

Postby Lordmuppet » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:40 pm

thestoatyone wrote:
beforewisdom wrote:
xJimx wrote:Having said that though I don't really think a military organisation with a history of targetting civilians (which of course applies to the other side of this conflict too) is one that I really want to taking tips from.


So I guess you will not be reading the British Empire's fitness manual either?


Only if I wanted advice on how to wax my moustache, and order pink gins.


I didn't know I wanted either of these things but now I believe I do :D
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Re: Fitness tips from the Israel Defense Forces

Postby baldy » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:45 pm

What is in a pink gin, is it vegan? Sounds pretty tasty.
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Re: Fitness tips from the Israel Defense Forces

Postby Lordmuppet » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:21 pm

baldy wrote:What is in a pink gin, is it vegan? Sounds pretty tasty.


no idea. M&S here in the UK sell one (with cranberry) but veggiewines doesn't know if it is vegan or not

also no info on pink gins on barnivore

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Re: Fitness tips from the Israel Defense Forces

Postby thestoatyone » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:00 pm

Pink Gin Very colonial British Expat way of drinking what is basically neat gin.
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Re: Fitness tips from the Israel Defense Forces

Postby rattus » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:34 am

Pink Gin is a Sailors' drink.

It is based around a South American herbal remedy called Angostura bitters which was used, by sailors, to treat sea sickness.

Angostura Bitters taste horrible so they added Portsmouth Gin, which is sweet, unlike London Gin, to make it palatable.

Gin and Bitters is a similar drink, but it uses London Gin.

London Gin was also added to quinine, which is got from cinchona bark. Quinine was used to treat Malaria but tasted as bad as Angostura bitters. Quinine, became known as tonic water. Tonic water did not used to come in little bottles of fizziness made by Schweppes.

This has got nothing to do with either Israel or its Defense Forces, although if you drink enough Gin you will be unable, as I can presonally vouch, to do very much in the way of fitness the next day.
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Re: Fitness tips from the Israel Defense Forces

Postby baldy » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:32 am

rattus wrote:This has got nothing to do with either Israel or its Defense Forces, although if you drink enough Gin you will be unable, as I can presonally vouch, to do very much in the way of fitness the next day.

Which begs the question, what type of alcohol is preferred by the Israel Defense Forces?
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Re: Fitness tips from the Israel Defense Forces

Postby dublin dave » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:00 am

baldy wrote:
rattus wrote:This has got nothing to do with either Israel or its Defense Forces, although if you drink enough Gin you will be unable, as I can presonally vouch, to do very much in the way of fitness the next day.

Which begs the question, what type of alcohol is preferred by the Israel Defense Forces?


The answer is none...it seems that alcohol is banned in the IDF

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4039596,00.html
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Re: Fitness tips from the Israel Defense Forces

Postby rattus » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:06 am

dublin dave wrote:IDF


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Re: Fitness tips from the Israel Defense Forces

Postby mabli » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:40 pm

My ex boss was ex mosad, he claimed jellyfish most important function was as a weapon against your enemies
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Re: Fitness tips from the Israel Defense Forces

Postby rattus » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:51 pm

mabli wrote:My ex boss was ex mosad, he claimed jellyfish most important function was as a weapon against your enemies


I assume this is in the improbable situation where

a: he had run out of bullets, hand grenades, knives etc
b: he was on a beach, near the tideline
c: there were stranded jellyfish to hand
d: he was in throwing distance if his enemies
e: his enemies had also ran out of bullets so could not shoot him before he deployed the jellyfish
f: his enemies were incapacitated enough not to be able to walk calmly out of throwing distance
g: his enemies did not think to tuen away their heads while the jellyfish were in flight

I guess that he could also be attacked while he was visiting a Jellyfish sanctuary, but I've never actually heard of one.
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Re: Fitness tips from the Israel Defense Forces

Postby mabli » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:34 pm

Well he was quite adamant about it... I didn't question it at the time, I was trying to picture him attacking enemies but got puzzled as to how he'd pick a jellyfish up without being stung himself
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