Syracuse looks to stay healthy as lengthy season comes to a close

first_img Published on February 21, 2018 at 10:41 pm Contact Eric: | @esblack34 Midway through the first period of Syracuse’s first exhibition of the season, Taylor Curtis blocked a shot attempt with her hand. For a split second she appeared to wince, but continued playing, unfazed.Later in the game, in the opening minutes of the third period, a Gee-Gees defender checked Ronnie Callahan into the boards. Slow to get up, Callahan carefully skated off the ice. Neither players missed time, but both began their season-long list of ailments.Almost five months later, the Orange (12-18-2, 11-6-1 College Hockey America) is one day away from its final regular season series of the year and one week away from the start of the CHA playoffs. Since playing Ottawa in late September, Syracuse has totaled 342 blocked shots and too many bumps and bruises to count. With its most important stretch of its schedule coming up, SU has adopted a handful of methods to stay healthy during the long season.“Since it’s such a long season we have a lot of strain on our bodies,” freshman defender Kristen Siermachesky said. “But we tend to get to our athletic trainer and we have a lot of help in keeping healthy.”There are many rehab methods players employ to maintain their health following physical games or practices. First, they can choose from taking an ice bath or putting NormaTec boots on their legs. While ice baths use cold temperatures to reduce swelling and the breakdown of tissue, NormaTec boots use compressed air.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe air massages limbs, mobilizes fluid and speeds recovery, according to NormaTec’s website. It helps athletes recover faster between workouts due to the reduction of muscle soreness and the improvement of circulation.Other options for the players to recover and stay loose include foam rolling and stretching with bands, which the players will do with assistant strength and conditioning coach Corey Parker.“We do a lot of treatment,” sophomore defender Logan Hicks said, “and we really focus on the end of the season. We do a lot of recovery.”One of the players’ favorite ways to recover following games are their “flush rides,” which are usually completed on Sunday, their day off. Despite not getting many days off, Siermachesky said, Sunday’s rides are fun as well as necessary for recovery.The rides are usually done on bikes, but the players have “flushed” out their systems beforehand by walking, running or even roller blading. The rides are performed so players’ legs are fresh for Monday practices, instead of staying stiff from the day before. With exercise even on their off day, Siermachesky said, it keeps the lactic acid out of their legs, meaning their muscles won’t tighten up from lack of activity.“It’s good to get outside,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “The biking is a good crossover. Anything from just always being in that seated position, working different muscles, plus I think psychologically it’s pretty good for them as well.”Perhaps the biggest factor this semester for the Orange has been its change in practice time from 4 p.m. in the fall to mornings since the new year. On Mondays and Wednesdays this semester, Syracuse has practice at 8 a.m., while on Tuesdays and Thursdays, it’s been moved to 10 a.m.Flanagan felt that with the afternoon practice, sometimes his players felt tired or anxious because of school. Flanagan, a self-proclaimed “early riser,” believes the morning practices gives his team some structure for the rest of their day.“I personally love it,” Hicks said. “It’s nice to just get up and have practice and be able to focus on school and homework after. Last year, it was a lot of late nights with having practice so late and then leaving the rink and it’s dark out.”With fewer than 10 practices remaining, Syracuse has pulled back its level of activity in practice. While Tuesday’s early in the season included a lot of skating and other high-intensity drills, Tuesday practices in February have been narrowed down to faceoffs and defensive coverage near SU’s goal.The Orange has cut back on its in-season lifts as well, resorting instead to more stretching, foam rolling and core work off the ice. With a possible upcoming stretch of three games in three days in the CHA tournament, Syracuse is trying to save its best hockey of the year for last.“It is a long haul, and you can only ride that horse so long from September through March,” Flanagan said. “Just to keep some gas in the tank, we have to be able to pace ourselves.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Ribbon Disabler 40 restores Explorers classic interface

first_imgRibbon Disabler 4.0 restores Explorer’s classic interface by Martin Brinkmann on June 27, 2019 in Software – 10 commentsRibbon Disabler provides users who dislike the interface with an option to restore the classic Explorer interface on Windows 8 and newer versions of Windows.Ribbon Disabler 4.0 is a new version of a software program that we reviewed in 2013 for the first time. Microsoft introduced a ribbon interface in Windows Explorer when it launched the Windows 8 operating system and announced it even earlier in 2011.Some dislike the ribbon interface, others like it. The same heated discussion took place when Microsoft integrated the ribbon interface in Microsoft Office. Microsoft released an add-on for Office even, called Ribbon Hero, to teach new functionality playfully. Office users who did not want to use the ribbon interface could install a third-party program like uBit Menu to restore the classic interface.Ribbon Disabler is a very simple program that you can run right after you have downloaded its archive from the developer website and extracted it. The application requires no installation and can be run from any location including USB drives.Note: you may get a Windows SmartScreen prompt when you run the program.The interface displays two buttons to toggle the functionality. All you need to do is click on the “disable Ribbon Explorer” button to restore an Explorer interface that resembles that of Windows 7. You need to log out of the account or restart the PC to apply the changes, and Ribbon Disabler reminds you of that once you use it to disable or enable the ribbon interface.To restore the functionality at any time, run the program again and select “Enable Ribbon Explorer” this time.The modified interface looks like the one on the screenshot below on a Windows 10 machine. Note that the ribbon interface is no longer visible and that you access most options from the menu instead.Closing WordsRibbon Disabler worked well during tests on a Windows 10 system. The new version 4.0 of the application supports all versions of Windows starting with Windows 8.The interface could be improved usability-wise though as a toggle could reduce some of the confusion surround the disable and enable options.The program may be worth a try for users who are still holding on to Windows 7 but plan to migrate to Windows 10 in the near future. Windows 7 will run out of support in January 2020.Now You: Ribbon or not, which do you prefer? (via Deskmodder)Summary12345 Author Rating2.5 based on 3 votes Software Name Ribbon DisablerOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

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