Will Mo Farah Do It Again?

Events: 5,000m and 10,000m

Finals: 10,000m: Saturday 13 August (01:25 BST on Sunday). 5,000m: Saturday 20 August (01:30 BST on Sunday)

So many global golds has Mo Farah now won over the past five years that he arrives in Rio chasing an unprecedented quadruple-double – a fourth successive triumph at a major international games over both 5,000m and 10,000m. Having pulled that off in spectacular fashion in London, he repeated the trick at the Worlds in both Moscow and Beijing, running each time with pretty much identical tactics. No Briton has ever won three Olympic gold medals in athletics; while Ethiopia’s trio of Muktar Edris, Dejen Gebremeskel and Hagos Gebrhiwet will look to gang up on him in the 10, the 5 – with three Kenyans, three Ugandans and a midweek heat to get past as well – could be harder yet. Farah, time after time, has proved himself equal to the challenge.

Grimey What The Hell Is A Sports Shaper?!

shop for training corsetPeople believe that when you purchase a sports shaper you just put it on and go about your day like nothing happened.  You work out and lose massive weight.  Well that’s half true but there are some precautions that you need to know prior to buying and putting on your trainer.  If you do not know the proper way to where a trainer you could be doing it wrong or worse come across some serious injuries.


  1. Get used to the trainer prior to working out! This is very important because the trainer is sucking you in making your oxygen level more shallow than normal. If you are not used to this or aware this is a possibility you could pass out.  When you purchase your trainer where it on your waist for a couple of days to get the feel of the trainer.  This will allow you to figure out if you need to maybe return the cincher for a smaller or bigger size.  Get used to it and walk around with it on. Make sure you do very light activities to see how it feels first.


  1. Start hooking from the bottom at the smallest part of the waist and slide down. When you first put or trainer on, it will be a struggle. It will feel like you worked out after putting it on, so make it a little easier for yourself.



  1. Do not over exert yourself during your first workout. Yes, I know you want your results fast, but make sure you are extremely careful when you hit the gym. It is important to get used to the cincher.  If you are used to lifting 20 lb. weights at the gym reduce it down to 10 to see how you feel.  If you’re used to running on the treadmill make sure you walk at least 15 minutes first to see how you feel.  Make sure to always monitor yourself!


  1. Never cross your cinchers! If you purchased two cinchers one to work out in and another to walk around the house in, make sure to keep them separate. These cinchers are designed for one activity or the other.  Using your latex waist cincher for waist training could be very dangerous! Go to for more info

RBS points fingers at legacy issues for loss

Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a £2bn loss for the first six months of the year, which the chief executive blamed on “legacy issues”.

It compares to a £179m loss last year and includes £1.3bn of litigation and conduct costs.

RBS also confirmed that it would no longer separate and list its Williams & Glyn business.

It will now sell the 300-branch High Street bank with Santander UK understood to be a potential buyer.

PPI costs

Chief executive Ross McEwan told the BBC that he had tried to sort out as many legacy issues as possible over the past two years, although he admitted that there would be “some hangover” in 2017.

The legacy issues include mis-selling payment protection insurance (PPI) to customers and litigation related to a £12bn rights issue in 2008 during the financial

Over the six months, RBS set aside a further £450m to compensate customers who were mis-sold PPI, taking its total costs related to the scandal towards £5bn.

Mr McEwan said: “This is the issue when you do have difficulties of this nature some of them do date back 10 years. Some of the PPI issues are dating back to 1993 that we’re having to resolve, as is the industry.

“The core thing for me is that we’ve got a very strong bank here that can take these shocks.”

Banks have so far paid out £24bn in PPI compensation, while the five biggest banks in the UK have set aside about £33bn to deal with the total compensation bill.

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