Day: May 16, 2022

It’s the one exercise most of us should do: Here’s the right way

What is the single best strength-building exercise many of us could be doing right this minute but almost certainly are not? Consult enough exercise scientists and the latest exercise research, and the answer would likely be resounding: squats.

“For lower-body strength and flexibility, there is probably no better exercise,” said Bryan Christensen, a professor of biomechanics at North Dakota State University in Fargo, who studies resistance exercise.

The benefits are not confined to the lower body. “It is really a whole-body exercise,” said Silvio Rene Lorenzetti, the director of the Performance Sports division of the Swiss Federal Institute of Sport in Magglingen. “It requires core stability and trains the back.”

Some people worry that squats can imperil the knees and hips, but the exercise can actually help protect and improve the workings of these and other joints, said Sasa Duric, an exercise scientist at the American University of the Middle

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Landry: Hoban learning the equipment ropes in BC

Olyvia Hoban remembers her first interview with the University of Calgary Dinos. She was 16 years old and halfway through grade 11 at her Calgary high school. As a relatively new fan of the game, she had just recently acquired the football bug.

She remembers being asked what she’d like to do with the Dinos.

“I said ‘I don’t really know. I know I need to work in football and that’s all I know. Teach me everything.’”

Now, at 19 years old, the University of Calgary fine arts student will undoubtedly utter that last sentence again, at the BC Lions’ 2022 training camp. There will be lots to learn as she takes up a temporary role as an assistant equipment manager with the Lions and she is game.

“I’m very excited,” said Hoban, after having just arrived in Kamloops, the site of BC’s camp. “I’m very thankful for the opportunity.

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Thomas Tuchel claims Chelsea are ‘suffering’ due to takeover process

Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea are ‘suffering’ right now due to the enforced change of ownership.

Chelsea were thrown into turmoil earlier this year when owner and benefactor Roman Abramovich had his assets frozen by the UK government due to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. That saw Chelsea forced to operate under a restricted licence and put their whole future on the line if a buyer could not be found. They are slowly getting clarity on that now, with a consortium led by Todd Boehly close to securing a £4.25bn purchase of the club. In the meantime, Chelsea are still in a degree of limbo and unable to make summer plans, but Tuchel believes long term plans are a privilege few get in football anyway. “You need to be careful with long-term plans at Chelsea; you can end up that it’s not your plan any more,” Tuchel said ahead of the trip

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Looking at LSU’s future non-conference opponents in football

Non-conference contests provide us with some of the more interesting games in college football.

It’s always fun to see teams that rarely see each other get a chance to face-off. Since these games take place early in the year, they don’t always have the weight of a later season contest, but they still give teams a chance to make a statement on a national stage, while also being a chance for new fanbases to come together.

LSU has a big non-conference game to open 2022 as the Tigers are slated to face Florida State in New Orleans. They also face the Seminoles to open the season in 2023 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

We’ll be looking even further ahead, where the team has some neutral site games but also a few intriguing home-and-home series.

With the SEC set to undergo massive change when Texas and Oklahoma join, schedules are

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