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first_imgNORWICH CITYAt this stage of last season Chelsea had won 10 of their opening 12 games, scoring 30 goals and conceding 11. Fast forward 12 months and the Blues have three victories while netting just 16 and conceding 23. Norwich last beat Chelsea in the Premier League in December 1994 at home while they have not won at Stamford Bridge since October 1993.EVERTON VS ASTON VILLAAston Villa’s trip to Everton could produce goals. They are the third highest scorers at home with 12, but they have also conceded 11 at Goodison Park (only West Bromwich Albion (12) have let in more at home. This fixture, though, has a habit of producing draws; of their 23 visits, Villa have drawn nine, including five of the last eight. Of the other 14 clashes Everton have won eight and lost six.SOUTHAMPTON VS STOKE CITYSouthampton should be confident; in 33 home clashes with Stoke they have won 21 and drawn five, while losing seven. They are unbeaten in their last 10 at home against Stoke, winning seven and drawing three. Stoke last won at Southampton in October 1980, their only win there in 19 visits. And Saints have scored 12 goals at St Mary’s; only Manchester City (19) and Leicester (13) have more.SWANSEA CITY VS AFC BOURNEMOUTHSwansea have lost their last two and a third loss, against Bournemouth, would represent their longest run of defeats since January 2014. These teams last met in the 2007-08 campaign, in the third tier, and overall, the Swans have the upper hand with 15 wins and five draws from 25 meetings in Wales. Bournemouth have won just five.TOTTENHAM VS WEST HAM UNITEDTottenham held local rivals Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates last time out, extending their unbeaten run to 11 games – the best in the Barclays Premier League and their longest unbeaten sequence since December 2012 to March 2013, when they went 12 without loss. West Ham are unbeaten in their last two visits to White Hart Lane in the league but in a total of 19 Premier League visits the Hammers have won only four, while drawing five and losing 10.CRYSTAL PALACE VS SUNDERLANDCrystal Palace’s record at Selhurst Park is not as good as their return on the road. At home Palace have won two and drawn one, taking seven points from a possible 18 and scoring just six goals there. But away they have taken 12 from 18 thanks to four wins. Sunderland have conceded 18 away goals, an average of three per game and the most in the Premier League. They have scored six away, while failing to score in three. CHELSEA VSlast_img read more

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Now that I have your attention, we will begin…..Alcohol is part of our society.80% of people over 18 in Ireland drink alcohol. 81% of males drink and 79% of females drink.90% of 18 – 29 year old males and 89% of 18 – 29 year old females, drink.In 2011, beer represented 48% of the alcohol consumed in Ireland, wine 26%, spirits 19% and cider 7%.So, it is safe to say that we are a nation who likes a drink. One of the most common questions that I get asked when I am having a consultation with someone, be it for weight loss or muscle gain, is ‘Can I still drink alcohol?’My answer is as it always is with questions like this, yes…but the yes comes with a big but, or should that be butt?What many people fail to take into consideration are the effects that alcohol will have on their goals.If your goal is weight loss and you feel that you are ‘being good’ and ‘eating healthy’ during the week, the question is, can a weekend’s drinking mess it up on you?As Sheldon Cooper would say, ‘Let’s do the math’ Beer came out on top as the drink of choice, so we will start the night with that.A 330ml bottle of beer has 142 calories, if you drink pints that number increases to 244 calories.So, if we take that the start of the night for most will be around 5-6 bottles or pints before hitting the night club, you will have already hit 852 calories for the bottle drinkers and 1464 calories for the drinker of pints.Now the fun begins. You hit the nightclub and it’s party time.You move onto spirits.Vodka has 95 calories per half and just like Pringles, you can’t only have one, so let’s average it out to 4. Of course, because we’re watching our weight, we will mix it with diet coke.4 x vodkas + diet coke = 384 caloriesFor our bottle drinkers, the grand total for a night is 1236 calories.For our pint drinkers, the grand total for one night is 1848 calories.This isn’t even allowing for Redbull, shots, full sugar mixers or a trip to the takeaway at the end of the night.(By the way, if you mixed the vodkas with Redbull, the total would be 608 calories instead of 384 calories.)Add in a takeaway at the end that would add on around 838 calories.This is one night, one night with a possible higher end total of between 2298 and 2910 calories.Then you wake up the next day and start back into your diet again and all is right with the world………..or you wake up with a hangover and have to have something, to take the taste of alcohol and that kebab you think you ate, out of your mouth.Breakfast might be a fry-up that can have anything between 700 – 1200 calories depending on how bad that kebab tasted.What you also need to know is that a lot of the calories in alcohol are ‘empty calories’ they are virtually useless to the body, so when you drink alcohol fat burning stops until the alcohol calories are burned off first, so everything that you ate that day could be stored as fat.As I have said before, weight loss comes down to calories in versus calories out.If you are in a moderate calorie deficit all week, a weekend of drinking can easily mess up your goals and leave you wondering where it all went wrong.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can 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: ALCOHOL was last modified: April 7th, 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:alcoholemmet rushefitnesslast_img read more