Rest day – Satgtu http://www.satgtu.org/ Sun, 12 Sep 2021 02:32:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://www.satgtu.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-24T184312.205-150x150.png Rest day – Satgtu http://www.satgtu.org/ 32 32 Cape Town volleyball ends Falmouth’s long winning streak http://www.satgtu.org/cape-town-volleyball-ends-falmouths-long-winning-streak/ Sun, 12 Sep 2021 01:55:04 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/cape-town-volleyball-ends-falmouths-long-winning-streak/ The Cape Elizabeth volleyball team celebrate the last point of Saturday’s 3-0 victory at Falmouth. Hoffer photos. FALMOUTH — All good things must end and the Cape Elizabeth volleyball team were more than happy to end the Falmouth Navigators’ three-year, 31-game winning streak on Saturday afternoon. With a dominant performance from start to finish. The […]]]>

The Cape Elizabeth volleyball team celebrate the last point of Saturday’s 3-0 victory at Falmouth. Hoffer photos.

FALMOUTH — All good things must end and the Cape Elizabeth volleyball team were more than happy to end the Falmouth Navigators’ three-year, 31-game winning streak on Saturday afternoon.

With a dominant performance from start to finish.

The Capers never trailed in the opening set and won 25-17, as senior passer and captain Maeve McQueeney notched up half a dozen assists.

In Game 2, senior captain Anneliese Rudberg had nine straight serve points to open it and Cape Elizabeth won, 25-9.

Falmouth, the two-time defending Class A state champion, temporarily held a lead in the final set, but again the Capers opened it up and pulled away and won the match in straight sets thanks to a 25-19 victory.

Cape Elizabeth took just over an hour to move to 3-1 this season and in so doing, inflicted the Navigators their first loss in nearly three calendar years and brought them down to 2-1.

“It feels good to beat anybody,” Capers coach Sarah Boeckel said. “The kids are excited. It really feels good to be back. It’s great to train every day and have games.

Two of the best

Cape Elizabeth and Falmouth have been as good as anyone over the past few seasons, with the Navigators winning Class A titles in 2018 and 2019 and the Capers advancing to the Class B final in those two years. before losing to Yarmouth.

In 2014 (Class A) and 2017 (Class B), Cape Elizabeth defeated Falmouth in the State Final Game.

After missing out on the 2020 campaign, the Capers and Navigators are set to return to action this season.

Cape Elizabeth started off by beating Gray-New Gloucester in straight sets and won at Greely, 3-1, before losing at home to nemesis Yarmouth on Thursday, 3-1.

“It wasn’t our best game and (Yarmouth) made fewer mistakes than us and they deserved to win,” said Boeckel.

Falmouth, meanwhile, started off with a 3-0 win at Cheverus, then beat Bonny Eagle, 3-1, on Thursday for their 31st straight victory.

The teams last met on September 30, 2019, a thrilling straight-set road victory for Falmouth.

Coming in, Falmouth had won 11 of 17 all-time games.

On Saturday, the newly dubbed Navigators were hoping to do it again, but instead the Capers handed them their first loss since a 3-0 loss in Cape Elizabeth on September 18, 2018.

The Capers scored the first two points of the game and quickly took the lead 6-1 (on a kill by junior Madalynn Vaine, 7-2 (on a kill by Rudberg) and 10-2 (on another kill by Rudberg). ). back to 11-5 before Cape Elizabeth made it 15-6. A block from senior Mackenzie Nichols brought the hosts down to 15-9, but they couldn’t come close. Senior ace Anastasia Chepurko pushed the lead to 23-14 and after a kill from senior Emily Charest and a Nichols block the next point went to the Capers. A Nichols block kept the Navigators alive but Falmouth hit the ball to the point next and Cape Elizabeth made the jump with a 25-17 victory.

Falmouth junior Victoria Abbott climbs for a kill.

Nichols managed five blocks in Game 1, but Rudberg’s four kills were too difficult to overcome.

The second set started tight, but eventually the Capers pulled away.

A McQueeney ace helped Cape Elizabeth get away quickly. The Navigators tied the set at 2-2, 5-5, 7-7, but a Rudberg kill put the Capers in the lead for good. Vaine added a pair of aces to bring the score to 11-7 and after a service foul from Falmouth made Cape Elizabeth 12-8, Rudberg advanced to the service line. By the time she finished, the “12” under the Capers’ score read “21”. Rudberg had nine consecutive serve points, including three aces, and along the way she got help from Rasco and junior Maddie Simopolous.

“It happens sometimes,” Rudberg said of his service. “My teammates have helped me increase my energy.”

“This is the best we have seen (Annaliese) serve on a regular basis,” said Boeckel. “You have a few under your belt and you are becoming more confident and aggressive. “

After Falmouth recovered a point, ending the run, McQueeney and Rasco had back-to-back kills and at set point the Navigators were unable to return the ball, giving the Capers a 25-9 victory and a 2-0 lead.

Cape Elizabeth junior Maddy Simopolous serves the ball.

The Navigators refused to go quietly in Game 3, but Cape Elizabeth managed to shut it down.

The Capers got the first two points, punctuated by a McQueeney kill, but three straight points gave Falmouth their first lead of the game. The Navigators are also up, 5-4, but it’s as good as it could be for the hosts. With the game tied, 8-8, Cape Elizabeth got back-to-back points to move forward to stay. Falmouth came close at 15-14, but McQueeney scored back-to-back runs, Chepurko had a pair of kills including one on a long run, then Rudberg added a kill to open it at 22-14. The Navigators came down to 23-18 on a Charest kill, but after the teams traded service faults, a kill from junior captain Amy Rasco ended it and the Capers had the third set, 25- 19, and the game in just over an hour, 3-0.

“It’s really nice to play,” said Rudberg. “I missed the game last year. We have a lot of familiar faces and a lot of new faces and it’s great to be together as a team. We were proud of ourselves for not allowing races. It’s a new team from Falmouth, but we want to challenge each team with what we have.

“We’re very different from the last time we saw Falmouth and Falmouth struggle with injuries and still understand it,” said Boeckel. “Defensively we’re strong, and offensively we’ve got a lot of hitters on the field, a lot of options for Maeve.”

McQueeney finished with 19 assists and six serve points.

“Maeve is a great passer,” said Rudberg. “She has good hands and she serves great balls. She is a vital player for us.

Rudberg had 11 serve points and seven kills.

Vaine had nine serve points, Simopolous added six serve points and Rasco had six kills and five serve points.

For Falmouth, Nichols led the way with five blocks, four serves and three kills.

Charest added five kills.

“You can’t give Cape nothing,” said Navigators coach Larry Nichols. “Cape is disjointed and they play excellent defense. Unfortunately at a few critical times we couldn’t push any higher and they had long service runs. We are a work in progress and we are putting people back in the queue. Communication was a problem today. We’re trying to fill in the gaps, but some of the mistakes we made in previous games weren’t as obvious today. We had some adjustments in the set that we followed which doesn’t always happen with a young team. Understanding increases every week.

“It was a good race. The kids know we’ve lost three Dominant Elders, but there’s a tradition with the program and they want to go back to something like that. It’s a great feeling to have as a coach.

The fun continues

Falmouth is at rival Greely Tuesday as he hopes to bounce back, then heads to Portland on Friday.

“All games look tough this year, but we’re thrilled to have a season,” said Nichols. “I try to keep that spirit. Where we end up in October, hopefully, is not where we are now. “

Cape Elizabeth faces another intimidating test Monday when Class A favorite Scarborough pays a visit. On Friday, the Capers host Wells.

“I think things are going really well,” Rudberg said. “We hope to improve with every game over the season. We will take a day off, then we will resume fire on Monday.

“It’s a tough turnaround with Scarborough on Monday,” Boeckel said. “They have lots of guns. We need to block better and be smarter with the ball than today. I don’t think we’ve peaked yet and I think we’re getting better every day.

Sports editor Michael Hoffer can be contacted at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @foresports.

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Los Angeles Rams Wednesday Injury Report For Week 1 Against Bears http://www.satgtu.org/los-angeles-rams-wednesday-injury-report-for-week-1-against-bears/ Thu, 09 Sep 2021 02:24:59 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/los-angeles-rams-wednesday-injury-report-for-week-1-against-bears/ It’s game week for the Los Angeles Rams and with that comes the release of the team’s injury report. Defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson (knee) did not participate in training. However, coach Sean McVay said he remains on track to play the season opener on Sunday. Offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth and linebacker Terrell Lewis did not […]]]>

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Danny Cowley delivers verdict on Ellis Harrison’s future at Portsmouth after transfer decision http://www.satgtu.org/danny-cowley-delivers-verdict-on-ellis-harrisons-future-at-portsmouth-after-transfer-decision/ Thu, 02 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/danny-cowley-delivers-verdict-on-ellis-harrisons-future-at-portsmouth-after-transfer-decision/ Portsmouth head coach Danny Cowley has confirmed forward Ellis Harrison has chosen to stay at Fratton Park instead of leaving on deadline day. Reported by HampshireLive on Tuesday, the Welsh striker had talks with Plymouth Argyle and Sheffield on Wednesday about a possible move on deadline day, with BBC Radio Sheffield suggesting Bolton Wanderers were […]]]>

Portsmouth head coach Danny Cowley has confirmed forward Ellis Harrison has chosen to stay at Fratton Park instead of leaving on deadline day.

Reported by HampshireLive on Tuesday, the Welsh striker had talks with Plymouth Argyle and Sheffield on Wednesday about a possible move on deadline day, with BBC Radio Sheffield suggesting Bolton Wanderers were also in the game.

Although the disgraced Welsh striker had options for regular football away from Fratton Park, Harrison, who has less than 12 months on his current contract, opted to stay with the Blues and try to earn a place in regular holder.

Cowley has no problem with Harrison staying and hopes to work with the striker for whom Pompey paid hefty fees from Ipswich Town in 2019.

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“I had a very good conversation with Ellis on the phone [on Tuesday] evening. He explained his reasons. It is absolutely his prerogative to want to stay, ”said Cowley. HampshireLive.

“We didn’t want to lose him. He is in the last year of his contract. He’s motivated, he knows it’s really important to him in his career after a tough year last year that he’s been playing regularly and he knows he’s in control and it belongs to him.

“He has to get in the best physical condition possible to play his best because Ellis Harrison is playing his best, not only is he a liaison player or a player who occupies the defenders, he also stretches the pitch.

“He has to be able to do those repeated sprints and stretch the pitch and then all of a sudden you see the best of Ellis because he can do all three. Sometimes you’ve got a player who specializes in one, the heist or the tie or the stretch, but Ellis is the one who can do a bit of everything.

“We have to get him in enough shape that when he enters he can become a handful because he stretches the pitch. Defenders don’t like attackers running behind, then defenders get deeper, then that gives him the opportunity to position himself and you can play with him and him and then he can start to tie the game.

“We know that Ellis Harrison at the top of his game can be a real handful and the challenge for Ellis is first, can you get on the team? So, can you make the team a top team? I think he’s capable of both.



Ellis Harrison of Portsmouth and Andrew Shinnie of Charlton Athletic compete for the ball
Ellis Harrison of Portsmouth and Andrew Shinnie of Charlton Athletic compete for the ball

One of the main reasoning behind Harrison’s exit was his belief that he wanted to prove to Blues fans why the club chose to recruit him from the Tractor Boys two years ago.

Since his debut, Harrison has scored 16 goals in 71 club appearances, with just nine of those strikes in league games.

Due to an injury over the past six months which included surgery on a knee problem and a bout with coronavirus, Harrison’s only appearance so far since Cowley’s arrival has been a substitute for stoppages game in last month’s victory over Shrewsbury Town.

In a bid to level up and return to his best level faster, Harrison was the first to train on Wednesday, a day the Blues were given a day off by the club’s coaching staff. .

“It was conversation, yes. We spoke yesterday [Tuesday] evening. I think there had been some interest, he had spoken to clubs, but he still feels he has unfinished business here.

“I think he had a good first season and then last season didn’t go as well as he would have liked. The good thing about Ellis is that he’s always pretty honest. He’s pretty aware of why it didn’t go as well as it could have.

“By the time we got there he had contracted an injury which ultimately meant he needed surgery and had finished his season, which is not his fault.

“I know he was disappointed with some of his form at the start of last season and he has a point to prove.

“The words were good [on Tuesday] but it’s always the actions and what’s good for me is that this morning the first thing of a day off he’s been. He had spoken to Nicky [Cowley] to do additional finishing work and additional physical labor. It’s a good sign.”



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John Marquis is currently ahead of Harrison in the pecking order, along with summer loan signings George Hirst and Gassan Ahadme.

Cowley is a fan of Harrison’s physical attributes and feels that with him at his disposal he has a different kind of forward option to turn to.

“I think Ellis is the one who is a little different from the rest,” Cowley added.

“I think he gives more physical presence than the others and you still want that flexibility in your group.”



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Bojangles closes all company-owned sites for 2 days: here’s why http://www.satgtu.org/bojangles-closes-all-company-owned-sites-for-2-days-heres-why/ Sun, 29 Aug 2021 03:09:23 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/bojangles-closes-all-company-owned-sites-for-2-days-heres-why/ through: Rodney Overton, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: Aug 28, 2021 / 10:09 PM CDT / Update: Aug 28, 2021 / 10:09 PM CDT North Carolina-based Bojangles said in a statement that the company decided to give employees a “well-deserved break” during those two days.(Bojangles) CHARLOTTE, NC (WNCN) – Bojangles plans to close its company-owned restaurants […]]]>

North Carolina-based Bojangles said in a statement that the company decided to give employees a “well-deserved break” during those two days.
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WNCN) – Bojangles plans to close its company-owned restaurants for one day each in August and September.

North Carolina-based Bojangles said in a statement that the company decided to give employees a “well-deserved break” during those two days.

“We appreciate everything our dedicated team has done for Bojangles over the past year,” said Jose Armario, CEO of Bojangles, in a press release. “From navigating a global pandemic and adjusting to new security measures to supporting shifts for those who can’t come to work, we asked, and they answered the call. But it has not been easy, and we know that many people are physically and emotionally exhausted, so we hope that these two extra days off will allow them to rest and refresh themselves.

Bojangles employees, however, will not be paid for those days off, the Associated Press reported.

In a statement, the chicken and cookie chain encouraged its thousands of employees to take advantage of the upcoming closings – August 30 and September 13 – as an opportunity to “rest and recharge.”

Responding to the following questions to The Associated Press, a company spokesperson said many employees have been working overtime lately and the company will offer employees the option of working overtime if they wished.

In total, Bojangles has around 760 system-wide restaurants in 14 states, but the closure will only affect company-owned restaurants. More than 270 sites (listed here), employing approximately 8,000 crew members, would be affected.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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Good Vibes Leaving Grand Park, Jacob Eason To Start Vs. Lions in Preseason Finals http://www.satgtu.org/good-vibes-leaving-grand-park-jacob-eason-to-start-vs-lions-in-preseason-finals/ Wed, 25 Aug 2021 18:19:48 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/good-vibes-leaving-grand-park-jacob-eason-to-start-vs-lions-in-preseason-finals/ The Colts also saw strong training camps from their 2021 rookie class (led by defensive end Kwity Paye), increasing second / third year players (like wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., running back Jonathan Taylor, quarterback Jacob Eason and linebacker Bobby Okereke) and more established veterans (just picking five, which isn’t a comprehensive list: wide receiver […]]]>

The Colts also saw strong training camps from their 2021 rookie class (led by defensive end Kwity Paye), increasing second / third year players (like wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., running back Jonathan Taylor, quarterback Jacob Eason and linebacker Bobby Okereke) and more established veterans (just picking five, which isn’t a comprehensive list: wide receiver Zach Pascal, defensive tackles DeForest Buckner and Grover Stewart, linebacker Darius Leonard and cornerback Kenny Moore II).

And, too, the Colts are leaving Grand Park feeling good about their depth, which means there will be some tough decisions to be made before Tuesday afternoon’s deadline for the rosters to be reduced to 53 players.

“We had a somewhat extended stay. It was a great stay, really mission accomplished as to what we wanted to do with this segment,” said Reich. “It’s great to be here at Grand Park. Our team loves being here at Grand Park. The volunteers, the whole setup here at this facility, the town of Westfield – it’s been great. Our players love it here. So really good Get ready here, get out of here, get ready to go play that last pre-season game in Detroit to help us make some tough decisions that we’re going to have to make to put this squad together.

“Fortunately, it’s going to be tough decisions.”

Reason to start vs. Lions, the starters will be selected

Eason will start his second 2021 preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Friday, Reich revealed on Wednesday. Reich added that he would follow the course of the game to determine the rest of Sam Ehlinger and Brett Hundley’s plan.

Initially, Reich was inclined to play his starters on Friday, but decided not to do so after speaking to Lions coach Dan Campbell, who will not play his starters in the preseason final.

“Most of our starters are not going to play,” said Reich.

But with those 20 practices at Grand Park – including two joint physical training sessions with the Carolina Panthers – Reich said he feels good about his team’s preparation for the Sept. 12 season opener against the Seahawks.

““ I feel like we’ve done a lot of good physical work, ”Reich said.“ I’ve been here for four weeks, I’ve worked really hard. I had quality time, I had training, I also had two days of training against the Panthers. So I feel like physically we are in good shape. “

Wentz, Nelson and Kelly practice again

For the third day in a row, Wentz competed in everything except full-team training on Wednesday while Nelson continued to work in the individual periods.

“(Nelson) looks good,” Reich said. “He handled the individual things he did well.”

As for Wentz, Reich said: “Everything has been positive. Feel very good where he is.”

Wentz and Nelson have both had “appropriate pains,” Reich said, and the next step for both will be several consecutive days of full participation in padded practices.

“I think they’re on the right track (to play week 1) but there’s no guarantee,” Reich said. “I’m optimistic but again it’s brand new to me, that kind of injury, that kind of stuff. I know if their state of mind counts for that it makes me more optimistic but you have to face it. to the reality of the injury as well. ”

Center Ryan Kelly competed in full team periods for the second day in a row.

  • Security Khari Willis and wide receiver Parris Campbell both had days off on Wednesday.


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Preview: What you need to know about stage 10 of the Vuelta a España http://www.satgtu.org/preview-what-you-need-to-know-about-stage-10-of-the-vuelta-a-espana/ Mon, 23 Aug 2021 21:45:17 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/preview-what-you-need-to-know-about-stage-10-of-the-vuelta-a-espana/ Dated: Tuesday 24 AugustStart: Roquetas de MarTo finish: Rincón de la VictoriaDistance: 189 km After a day of rest, the Vuelta resumes with a rather flat and relatively easy stage along the Alboran Sea in southern Spain. I say “mostly flat” but there is a 10.9km climb (4.9% average) that peaks at 15km from the […]]]>

Dated: Tuesday 24 August
Start: Roquetas de Mar
To finish: Rincón de la Victoria
Distance: 189 km

After a day of rest, the Vuelta resumes with a rather flat and relatively easy stage along the Alboran Sea in southern Spain. I say “mostly flat” but there is a 10.9km climb (4.9% average) that peaks at 15km from the finish line, with bonus seconds available at the top. From there everything is downhill to the finish.

It’s hard to say what impact the climb will have on the peloton. This is unlikely to have any implications for the overall standings, but it will likely be too difficult for the sprinters, leaving fewer teams to chase the break.

Who is he talking to : This one is difficult to predict. This could be a step for the early breakaway or the winner could move away from the peloton on that late climb. Perhaps the most likely outcome is a sprint from a small group of strong climbers.

Dane Cash’s choices: Unless the peloton sets a high pace in the late climb, this stage could come down to a battle between versatile riders like Michael Matthews, young Andrea Bagioli, Magnus Cort and Matteo Trentin. If a breakaway remains clear, anyone can guess who wins, although there is always the possibility that one of the aforementioned runners will bet on the first shot.


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Sports Digest: Sea Dogs game suspended in round four http://www.satgtu.org/sports-digest-sea-dogs-game-suspended-in-round-four/ Sun, 22 Aug 2021 20:37:50 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/sports-digest-sea-dogs-game-suspended-in-round-four/ The Portland Sea Dogs game against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Sunday was suspended after the fourth inning due to rain. The game will end at 5:00 p.m. on September 7, followed by a seven-end game. Binghamton took a 3-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run single from Yoel Romero and an RBI […]]]>

The Portland Sea Dogs game against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Sunday was suspended after the fourth inning due to rain. The game will end at 5:00 p.m. on September 7, followed by a seven-end game.

Binghamton took a 3-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run single from Yoel Romero and an RBI single from Carlos Cortes. Portland tied the game on a three-point double from Roldani Baldwin in the lower half of the inning.

Fans with tickets for the regular September 7th can watch the end of Sunday’s game.

The Sea Dogs are off Monday before starting a six-game home streak against the Reading Fightin Phils at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

CYCLING

SPANISH VUELTA: Damiano Caruso won the ninth stage, Primoz Roglic finishing second to keep the lead in the general classification.

Caruso was in the lead for the last 43 miles of the 116-mile Puerto Lumbreras race to a summit finish atop the Alto de Velefique, out of class.

Roglic finished more than a minute behind Caruso but was 28 seconds ahead of Enric Mas in the general classification.

The riders have their first day of rest on Monday before a mostly flat stage on Tuesday, with a single mountain pass towards the end.

SOCCER

ENGLAND: Harry Kane made his first appearance of the season for Tottenham in a 1-0 win at Wolverhampton, which was secured by Dele Alli’s ninth-minute penalty.

Kane, who has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City, entered as a substitute in the 71st minute and almost added a second goal when his point blank shot was saved.

The England captain returned late for pre-season training and was not deemed fit enough to play in one of Tottenham’s two previous games – a 1-0 win over City last weekend and a 1-0 loss to Pacos de Ferreira in the Europa Conference League on Thursday. .

• Making the first appearance of his second stint at Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku marked his return to the English Premier League after a two-year absence by scoring one goal and participating in the other in a 2-0 victory at Arsenal.

• Mason Greenwood’s second-half goal set Manchester United equal the Premier League record with a 27-game unbeaten road streak, winning a 1-1 draw at Southampton.

GERMANY: Bayern Munich set a European goal scoring record by beating Cologne 3-2 for their first Bundesliga victory under new coach Julian Nagelsmann.

Serge Gnabry scored twice and Robert Lewandowski scored the other goal as Bayern became the only side in Europe’s top five leagues to have scored in 74 straight games in all competitions.

SPAIN: Atlético Madrid have won their second game in a row as the club begin their title defense, beating Elche 1-0, with Ángel Correa playing a leading role again in Luis Suárez’s absence.

Correa scored a first-half game-winning goal for his third in two matches while starting in place of Suárez.

ITALY: Massimiliano Allegri’s return to Juventus got off to a disappointing start as two mistakes by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny saw his side give up a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw at Udinese.

Cristiano Ronaldo started on the bench amid reports he could still leave Juventus with a year left on his contract. He believed he scored a winning goal in stoppage time but was ruled out for offside after Ronaldo ripped his shirt off in celebration and was adopted by his teammates.


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Katie Ledecky reveals rituals that helped her snatch 4 medals at Tokyo Olympics http://www.satgtu.org/katie-ledecky-reveals-rituals-that-helped-her-snatch-4-medals-at-tokyo-olympics/ Mon, 09 Aug 2021 16:57:34 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/katie-ledecky-reveals-rituals-that-helped-her-snatch-4-medals-at-tokyo-olympics/ Katie-Ledecky-reveals-the-rituals-that-helped-satch-4-medals-at-the-Tokyo-Olympics-GettyImages-1331609043 Getty Images The day before decisive races, including those of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Katie Ledecky participates in a ritual that puts her in the right space to compete – and that involves many body hair. “We’re having a little shaving party,” says the 24-year-old swimmer Shape with a laugh. “I mean, we shave […]]]>

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The day before decisive races, including those of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Katie Ledecky participates in a ritual that puts her in the right space to compete – and that involves many body hair.

“We’re having a little shaving party,” says the 24-year-old swimmer Shape with a laugh. “I mean, we shave regularly like everyone else, but for big competitions, we even shave our arms, and some people shave their backs. I don’t do that, but I do my legs and arms. “

This tradition of complete defusing might seem a bit silly to a stranger, but Ledecky explains that it signals the brain it’s time to go. “We all do this to feel good in the water, reduce drag, and feel silky smooth and really good in the pool,” says Ledecky, who uses a BIC Soleil Sensitive advanced razor (Buy it, $ 6 , amazon.com) to get the job done. “When you take a dip in the pool after doing this, you just know it’s time to run and be at your best.” (Related: Why Not Shaving My Legs In High School Helped Me Love My Body Now)

It may not be entirely mental either. A 1989 study of 18 varsity swimmers found that athletes with shaved arms, legs and torso experienced significantly less drag when pushing underwater than their unshaven counterparts. In addition, a 1992 study of five competitive swimmers found that shaving the hairs increased their distance per stroke by 5%. (Related: The 9 Best Electric Shavers That Make Shaving Less Painful)

Of course, Ledecky doesn’t just rely on a smooth feeling to increase his medal count, which currently stands at 10 Olympic medals and 18 world championship medals; the swimmer has a holistic toolkit that prepares her for record success. For example, getting enough sleep each day, whether it’s going to bed early or taking midday naps, is a crucial part of her recovery process – so much so that Ledecky says she wears an Oura ring ( Buy her, $ 299, goop. Com) to make sure she gets enough sleep. During training camps and meetups, the swimmer says she also receives treatments from massage therapists and uses Normatec massage guns and compression equipment, designed to increase circulation and minimize muscle fatigue. And after every workout and before it’s time to get hay, Ledecky says she’s taking a shower to relax. (Wait, should you take a hot or cold shower after a workout?)

“We feel like we’re doing everything we can to be our best, from the shave and the work we’ve done over the past five years, to recovery, sleep and nutrition. All of it adds up. really to the performance, ”says Ledecky.“ And you know, if you take a piece out of it, you don’t know how that might affect your performance, so I’m trying to stick to a pretty good routine with all of that stuff. . “

Equally important is a balanced training program. Each week Ledecky swims 10 times, with Sunday being her only full day of rest. Three days a week, she will also perform a strength training session in the gym, relying on squats, deadlifts, barbell pull-ups, pull-ups and more to build muscles and the power of his arms, legs and trunk. “It’s pretty comprehensive because that’s what swimming is,” says Ledecky. “I think core strength is incredibly important in swimming – it’s that connecting piece between your arms and legs. So we work on strength and we work on power because you have to have that power coming out of the legs. starting blocks and in all the turns, as well as a good jump. “

In the hours leading up to a competition, Ledecky warms up the body with easy swimming, kicking and pulling exercises, and heart rate work – a routine that feels pretty similar no matter what event she’s in, she explains. However, the pace of work she does just before an event depends on the distance she will cover, whether it is 200 meters or 1,500 meters, she says. “These pace times are a bit different for each race, so it’s important to hit the ones in the warm-up to remind yourself what that pace looks like so that when you hit the water for the race, you know what pace you are. install, ”says Ledecky.

And at first glance, Ledecky’s proven strategies paid off at the Tokyo Games, where she won two silver and two gold, including one in the first-ever women’s 1,500-meter swim race. free from the Olympics. (FTR, it’s about a mile long.) “It was really cool to know that we were making history as the first to compete in this event at the Olympics, and Team USA wanted to start on a very good mark in this event and it could not have gone better, ”said Ledecky, a medalist alongside her teammate Erica Sullivan, who won silver.

Once the initial high has worn off and she has spent some well-deserved time with friends and family on the East Coast, Ledecky says she plans to get back to work and design her roadmap for win a place at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. “It’s never a guarantee that you’ll make the team or anything like that, so I know it will take a lot of hard work and a lot of preparation to get there,” she explains. But with three Olympics under his belt and a reliable game plan so far, Ledecky’s future looks bright – and silky, too.


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How to prevent smoke from entering your home http://www.satgtu.org/how-to-prevent-smoke-from-entering-your-home/ Fri, 06 Aug 2021 23:13:35 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/how-to-prevent-smoke-from-entering-your-home/ SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake City Department of Health on Friday shared advice on how to prevent smoke from entering your home and affecting the quality of indoor air. “With smoke from wildfires having recently become more of a concern as fires burn in several western states, air quality experts from the Salt […]]]>

SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake City Department of Health on Friday shared advice on how to prevent smoke from entering your home and affecting the quality of indoor air.

“With smoke from wildfires having recently become more of a concern as fires burn in several western states, air quality experts from the Salt Lake County Department of Health warn that even if you don’t are not in the immediate vicinity of a fire, smoke imported by weather systems can still be a problem. important health problem, especially for people with underlying health problems, ”the ministry said.

They say that obviously smoke can enter your home through open doors and windows, but also through “mechanical means such as an HVAC system, or by infiltrating cracks or small openings in the structure.” .

Keep the smoke out of your home

They recommend the following tips:

1. Keep windows and doors closed

Try to keep the most obvious entry points to your home closed as much as possible. If you don’t have air conditioning, when your area is affected by smoke from wildfires, the EPA recommends using fans instead of opening windows or seeking relief from the heat in a cold area. of Salt Lake County.

2. Limit the use of a swampy cooler

Evaporative coolers bring in air from outside to help cool the house; In a heat emergency, consider visiting a cold area instead of using a swampy cooler, or limit its use as much as possible.

3. Close the fresh air intake vent on window AC units.

If your air conditioning unit has a setting to recirculate air, use this option instead of the “fresh” outside air. This also applies to central air systems: if there is a fresh air circulation option, try to temporarily deactivate it.

4. Avoid adding to poor air quality by burning

Adding to smoke while burning or cooking outdoors is not recommended during forest fires. Things like recreational fires or smoker barbecues can make the air worse for you and your neighbors.

5. Consider buying an indoor air purifier

The EPA recommends using indoor air purifiers on the highest possible setting during fires. If you have a central air system with filtration, run the system fan at the highest setting possible; this moves the air particles that have settled and helps to remove them.

6. Postpone house cleaning

Vacuuming can temporarily worsen your indoor air quality by raising dust and small particles, unless your vacuum is equipped with HEPA filtration. So, consider postponing cleaning your home until the smoke from the wildfire passes (you’re welcome!).

7. Avoid being too active

If there’s an excuse for not training hard, especially outdoors, it’s during a smoke-related event. Cardiovascular exercise increases the amount of air you absorb into your lungs, so consider taking a day off during large forest fires.

8. Use N95 masks

If the air quality is visibly poor, use an N95 or KN95 mask outdoors; As cases increase, you will also help protect yourself from the public transmission of COVID.


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Drying for the rest of the day http://www.satgtu.org/drying-for-the-rest-of-the-day/ Fri, 06 Aug 2021 16:07:30 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/drying-for-the-rest-of-the-day/ As we continue our Friday afternoon, we continue to watch the last remaining thunderstorm move east. Once these thunderstorms clear the area, the remainder of the day will be dry. As an easterly high pressure continues to move east, we will have more pronounced southerly winds that will increase our humidity levels throughout the day. […]]]>

As we continue our Friday afternoon, we continue to watch the last remaining thunderstorm move east. Once these thunderstorms clear the area, the remainder of the day will be dry. As an easterly high pressure continues to move east, we will have more pronounced southerly winds that will increase our humidity levels throughout the day. Winds could be blowing up to 20-25 mph. With the clouds in the area, we won’t see much warm-up. The highs will be in the mid-80s. However, with increasing humidity it will appear closer to 90. We may also have smoke above us as another pulse of smoke from the fires in forest in the west makes its way into the region. The clouds will remain for a good part of the day, but very gradually we should see them start to separate. By Friday evening, the skies will be generally clear to partly cloudy. The minimums will be between the mid to high 60s.

Saturday will be warmer however, with highs in the 80s above near 90. With dew points in the 70s, humidity levels will be high. As a result, it feels like temperatures will be somewhere between the mid to high 90s. I would expect the day to be mostly sunny and then turn partly cloudy. We have to stay dry though.

More showers and thunderstorms are expected on Sunday. A few of the storms could be on the strong to severe side.


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