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    swole troll got a reaction from IronJohnDoe in How many of you will be “on” for life?   

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    swole troll reacted to daringhorse in Cv-19 when will it pass   
    It's being exaggerated thats for sure. When you look at the numbers, there are a few THOUSAND cases. If we say there are 70+million people in the UK right now, 9533 cases have been identified. That's 0.020% of the population. When we talk about deaths it's 0.0010%. So the coronavirus so far has effected not even 1% of the population. And it's killed so little that it's several noughts of 1%. We would need 700,000 POSITIVE cases in the UK for it to have affected 1% of the entire population. At the moment that's not even the TOTAL number of cases in the world. The total number is about 500,000. It's probably rising but that's out of SEVERAL BILLION. So the percentage of people affected IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW is.... 0.0006%.

    To put this into perspective, the Black Death, a real pandemic in the medieval ages, killed 70,000,000 to 200,000,000 people in 5 years. In terms of the UK that's the UK gone, no-one lives, or very very few.
    Influenza, or the flu as it's known, kills 290,000 to 650,000 per year as per the yearly outbreak. We would need hundreds of thousands of people to die within the next year to compare this pandemic to anything historical that was severe enough to wipe out large parts of the population. The graphs/data don't lie, that's not going to happen. The total number of cases are increasing as are the deaths but in conjuction with a long term forecast, it would take several decades (10-20 years) for this virus to cause the damage others have done in the past.
    Common examples of the flu causing serious damage is the Spanish flu in 1918 which killed at the lower end 15,000,000 people in 2 years. If we put that back into context with the UK, that's 21.42% of the entire population of the UK gone in 2 years. 2 years! That's some SERIOUS numbers and many of your friends and family would have died or people you knew and people they knew. That's going to have a serious effect on your community. Another example is the Chinese flu, lasting from around 1956 to 1958, killed 1-4 million people (depending on sources).

    The coronavirus, if we determine by it's onset and first cases (roughly October/November 2019) has killed around 25,000 people. Most of these deaths are in those 80+ years old and with underlying, usually MULTIPLE, health conditions. Anyone upto aged 40 the numbers show 0.2% of likelihood of death pertaining to the coronavirus. The biggest factor is cardiovascular disease. 84% have recovered so far from the virus. 84%, not 14%, not 4%, 84% and that's because most have MILD symptoms of the virus which is similiar to the mild symptoms of the flu. 5% of total number of cases so far IN THE ENTIRE WORLD are critical. The growth factor of the virus has been diminishing for SEVERAL months and peaked in past months.

    Sources:
    https://www.worldometers.info
    https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/timeseries/ukpop/pop
    https://en.wikipedia.org
    https://percentagecalculator.net/
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    swole troll reacted to Ekcabe in The Covid-19 first hand experience thread   
    So I got about symptoms roughly 5 days after coming in contact with the infected 
    first kinda sign loss of all smell and taste and a banging sore head 
    then came the cough tightness in my chest and I felt like I was hit by a train and had zero energy levels 
    the fever was off and on some nights I’d wake up covered in sweat 
    im now about two since I had the onset of symptoms taste is back, energy levels are back, still have a heavy chest and slightly short of breath. Cough is gone. Nose is still got no sense of smell  
    in terms of management all I took was paracetamol for the fever and plenty of fluids. Not much more for it. Also had an inhaler to ease the heavy chest. 
     
    so still in recovery period but so still getting through it  
     
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    swole troll got a reaction from monkeybiker in Dumbbells no bench   
    I use a foam roll 

    works fine and gives your core a bit of extra work 

    just pre fatigue with some dips, press ups, flyes ect so that you're not using really heavy weights 

    I did weighted press ups, dips and then dumbbell foam roll press yesterday with just 30kg per hand and got some good sets in,
    on a flat DB bench fresh I've benched the 65s for reps just to give some perspective of the benefit of pre fatigue during this situation of limited kit 

    I can actually load my current dumbbells up to 60kg each so this wasn't a weight related issue, 30kg per hand was just enough to hit failure once I was a few exercises deep.

    perform them in this fashion


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    swole troll got a reaction from monkeybiker in Dumbbells no bench   
    I use a foam roll 

    works fine and gives your core a bit of extra work 

    just pre fatigue with some dips, press ups, flyes ect so that you're not using really heavy weights 

    I did weighted press ups, dips and then dumbbell foam roll press yesterday with just 30kg per hand and got some good sets in,
    on a flat DB bench fresh I've benched the 65s for reps just to give some perspective of the benefit of pre fatigue during this situation of limited kit 

    I can actually load my current dumbbells up to 60kg each so this wasn't a weight related issue, 30kg per hand was just enough to hit failure once I was a few exercises deep.

    perform them in this fashion


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    swole troll reacted to invisiblekid in The Covid-19 first hand experience thread   
    @Ekcabe 
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    swole troll got a reaction from Dr Gearhead in The Covid-19 first hand experience thread   
    Now I realize these coronavirus threads are a dime a dozen right now and this might not take off because AFAIK we only have one member that is currently infected.

    However I'd like this thread to be used to discuss onset, symptoms, management, length of time and finally recovery from Covid-19 from those that have either directly had it or cared for / in contact with someone that has suffered or is suffering from this virus.

    I don't want this to be used for media stories we all already have access to.

    (near to or) first hand reports of coronvirus only.

     
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    swole troll reacted to invisiblekid in The Covid-19 first hand experience thread   
    My best friend is just coming out of the other side after a "week of hell". She's based in Edinburgh. No underlying health conditions other than being a former smoker. The cough was horrendous, severe levels of fatigue and gasping for breath even when sat upright in bed doing absolutely nothing.
    He ex partner and son also contracted COVID-19. Her ex is a smoker and has suffered, but not nearly to the same extent, and her 3yr son had an occasional cough, moderate fever and a rash. No fatigue at all.
    Thankfully, it looks like they're all going to be fine.
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    swole troll reacted to Kazza61 in Status of COVID-19 As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.   
    Interesting choice of words given bat sh*t was likely responsible for the outbreak in the first place....
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    swole troll got a reaction from Pancake' in The immune system stack?   
    from a supplemental perspective though, since you asked 

    Vitamin D: 5000iu - most are deficient and this plays a significant role in immune function 
    KSM-66: 600mg - lowers cortisol which although in the short term a spike in cortisol can increase immune function, chronic exposure will cause an adaptive response that can actually lower immune function 
    Zinc: 20mg - zine deficiency will lower immune function, personally I like a ZMA supplement on an empty stomach pre bed as for me I also get a notable improvement in sleep quality that will of course improve overall health and immune function 

    this is what I use in general but all have a direct carry over to immune function 

    again though can't stress this enough 

    nutrition, quality sleep, doing a healthy amount of exercise, remaining as low stress as possible and staying hydrated 

    are unquestionably the most important aspects and all of us should be a making 100% effort to having all these ducks in line before even contemplating any supplemental assistance. 
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    swole troll got a reaction from Kazza61 in The immune system stack?   
    this ^ 

    I'd add oily fish and whole eggs to that list then that's 97% of what you can do to stand the best possible chance of smooth ride / if it's going to put you in hospital or worse it'll do it no matter what

    maybe the other 3% from supplementing that which you are deficient in as shown by your blood work, however even then you'd be best off getting it from your diet.

     
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    swole troll reacted to Kazza61 in The immune system stack?   
    Don't think there's a magic potion as such (although I'm sure Holland and Barrett will try and sell you one!). The key is to maintain overall health and with that will come good immunity. The NHS recommends the following for achieving that:
    Don't smoke.
    Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
    Exercise regularly.
    Maintain a healthy weight.
    If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
    Get adequate sleep.
    Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
    Try to minimize stress
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    swole troll got a reaction from simonboyle in Stop testosterone because of Coronavirus   
    stop taking test and you will recover fine after just 2 shots. 

    out of interest though, what exactly have these medical professionals stated in regards to testosterone specifically increasing the risk of CV?
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    swole troll got a reaction from AncientOldBloke in Resistance bands are fu**ing s**t   



    upper body is easy to cover with dips, push up variations, pull ups, inverted rows, tricep kick back and bicep curls with heavy objects from around the house. 

    you just need to get creative.
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    swole troll got a reaction from safc49 in Bojo announces the lockdown   
    yeah I mean don't take it as 'I wonder if I can get away with that' but rather 'I wonder if I could get away with not doing that' 

    as above this is to stress the severity 

    it's 3 weeks, this has been thought and decided by more informed minds than that you will find on social media and forums and determined this is the best possible chance to not overload the NHS.

    what ever bullshit reasons people may think it is the facts remain that the NHS was overstretched before this virus even got here so just don't be an asshole and sit at home for 3 weeks. 
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    swole troll got a reaction from safc49 in Bojo announces the lockdown   
    yeah I mean don't take it as 'I wonder if I can get away with that' but rather 'I wonder if I could get away with not doing that' 

    as above this is to stress the severity 

    it's 3 weeks, this has been thought and decided by more informed minds than that you will find on social media and forums and determined this is the best possible chance to not overload the NHS.

    what ever bullshit reasons people may think it is the facts remain that the NHS was overstretched before this virus even got here so just don't be an asshole and sit at home for 3 weeks. 
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    swole troll got a reaction from safc49 in Bojo announces the lockdown   
    yeah I mean don't take it as 'I wonder if I can get away with that' but rather 'I wonder if I could get away with not doing that' 

    as above this is to stress the severity 

    it's 3 weeks, this has been thought and decided by more informed minds than that you will find on social media and forums and determined this is the best possible chance to not overload the NHS.

    what ever bullshit reasons people may think it is the facts remain that the NHS was overstretched before this virus even got here so just don't be an asshole and sit at home for 3 weeks. 
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    swole troll got a reaction from M73 in Borrowed Muscle   
    the roider has a hose pipe to fill it back up when all this is said and done 

    the natties will be using a pipette  
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    swole troll got a reaction from safc49 in Bojo announces the lockdown   
    yeah I mean don't take it as 'I wonder if I can get away with that' but rather 'I wonder if I could get away with not doing that' 

    as above this is to stress the severity 

    it's 3 weeks, this has been thought and decided by more informed minds than that you will find on social media and forums and determined this is the best possible chance to not overload the NHS.

    what ever bullshit reasons people may think it is the facts remain that the NHS was overstretched before this virus even got here so just don't be an asshole and sit at home for 3 weeks. 
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    swole troll got a reaction from safc49 in Bojo announces the lockdown   
    yeah I mean don't take it as 'I wonder if I can get away with that' but rather 'I wonder if I could get away with not doing that' 

    as above this is to stress the severity 

    it's 3 weeks, this has been thought and decided by more informed minds than that you will find on social media and forums and determined this is the best possible chance to not overload the NHS.

    what ever bullshit reasons people may think it is the facts remain that the NHS was overstretched before this virus even got here so just don't be an asshole and sit at home for 3 weeks. 
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    swole troll got a reaction from safc49 in Bojo announces the lockdown   
    yeah I mean don't take it as 'I wonder if I can get away with that' but rather 'I wonder if I could get away with not doing that' 

    as above this is to stress the severity 

    it's 3 weeks, this has been thought and decided by more informed minds than that you will find on social media and forums and determined this is the best possible chance to not overload the NHS.

    what ever bullshit reasons people may think it is the facts remain that the NHS was overstretched before this virus even got here so just don't be an asshole and sit at home for 3 weeks. 
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    swole troll got a reaction from safc49 in Bojo announces the lockdown   
    yeah I mean don't take it as 'I wonder if I can get away with that' but rather 'I wonder if I could get away with not doing that' 

    as above this is to stress the severity 

    it's 3 weeks, this has been thought and decided by more informed minds than that you will find on social media and forums and determined this is the best possible chance to not overload the NHS.

    what ever bullshit reasons people may think it is the facts remain that the NHS was overstretched before this virus even got here so just don't be an asshole and sit at home for 3 weeks. 
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    swole troll reacted to Test-e in Bojo announces the lockdown   
    as always the voice of reason 
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    swole troll got a reaction from safc49 in Bojo announces the lockdown   
    yeah I mean don't take it as 'I wonder if I can get away with that' but rather 'I wonder if I could get away with not doing that' 

    as above this is to stress the severity 

    it's 3 weeks, this has been thought and decided by more informed minds than that you will find on social media and forums and determined this is the best possible chance to not overload the NHS.

    what ever bullshit reasons people may think it is the facts remain that the NHS was overstretched before this virus even got here so just don't be an asshole and sit at home for 3 weeks. 
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    swole troll got a reaction from safc49 in Bojo announces the lockdown   
    yeah I mean don't take it as 'I wonder if I can get away with that' but rather 'I wonder if I could get away with not doing that' 

    as above this is to stress the severity 

    it's 3 weeks, this has been thought and decided by more informed minds than that you will find on social media and forums and determined this is the best possible chance to not overload the NHS.

    what ever bullshit reasons people may think it is the facts remain that the NHS was overstretched before this virus even got here so just don't be an asshole and sit at home for 3 weeks. 
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