Josh Allen injury update: Bills QB progressing well, but remains in concussion protocol

first_imgBills quarterback Josh Allen is progressing well as he participated in individual drill work at practice, though he remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol. Buffalo coach Sean McDermott provided a brief update Wednesday after a big helmet-to-helmet hit in Sunday’s game against the Patriots put Allen in the concussion protocol. McDermott said Allen will be in meetings with the team Wednesday, and he plans to get both Allen and backup Matt Barkley ready for Week 5 against the Titans. “We’ll get them both ready, but with Josh being in the protocol, he’ll do some individual drill work out there, but other than that he’s in the protocol,” McDermott said (via the team’s official website). “We’ve got a lot of confidence in Josh. We’ve got a lot of confidence in Matt and that’s where it is.”Coach McDermott: “QB Josh Allen remains in concussion protocol.”— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) October 2, 2019Allen suffered the injury Sunday in the fourth quarter when he was scrambling for a first down and was knocked down by Patriots defensive back Jonathan Jones. Related News Saquon Barkley injury update: Giants won’t rule out Week 5 return for running back Kirk Cousins apologizes to wideout Adam Thielen after Week 4 misfires Here’s the hit on Josh— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 29, 2019The hit sparked some controversy leaving the Bills upset as McDermott said: “There’s no room in football for that.” Patriots coach Bill Belichick, on the other hand, defended the play, saying, “[Jones] did what we’ve coached him to do.”Some have also called out the second-year quarterback for not sliding to avoid the hit. NFL free agency rumors: Patriots working out kickers after Stephen Gostkowski struggles “Every young player has to figure out how to play in this league, number one to be effective and then so they can play a long time,” McDermott said Tuesday. “That’s what happens with young players.”Allen made 13 of 28 passes for 153 yards and rushed for a short touchdown but threw three interceptions before exiting Sunday’s game.The Bills (3-1) will travel to Tennessee to face the Titans (2-2) on Sunday with kickoff set for 1 p.m. ET.last_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: If you are looking at the title and thinking ‘eh what??’, let me break it down for you.High Intensity Interval Training is better known as HIIT.It is being heralded as the latest and greatest form of cardio based fat loss training.Steady State Cardio or SSC is what has been used for decades by everyone and anyone. It involves low intensity cardio exercises like walking, running, treadmills, cross trainers, rowing machines and every other machine that you would find in any commercial gym.The question that is being asked at the moment is which is better for fat burning?HIIT is a form of training that is short, intense and can involve a single exercise done numerous times, e.g. hill sprints. It can also be done with multiple exercises done in a short circuit format.The reason that HIIT has become so popular is because of EPOC.EPOC stands for Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption and what this means is that after you finish your training session, your body will continue to burn calories due to the intensity of the session in order to replace the oxygen ‘debt’ the training has provided. It should be known however that Epoc only really accounts for around 17% of total calories burned during the session, so it isn’t the miracle cure that it is touted to be.It all sounds a bit complicated, but basically you do short intense sessions and you will still be burning calories long after your session has finished.HIIT has also been shown to help release fatty acids, (stored fat) for energy.A 15 min HIIT session which can herald anything from a 200 – 400 calorie burn depending on the intensity of the sessionSounds like a win-win situation: short workouts, longer calorie burn and using stored fat for energy. (It should be noted that if you are not in a calorie deficit the released fatty acids that you would like to burn off won’t be used, your body has no reason to use them up.)This brings us to Steady State Cardio, SSC. SSC is no stranger to anyone.At some point in time everyone has used this form of cardio for some reason or another.Walk into any gym and you will see lines of machines with people working away in order to burn fat.An average calorie burn for an hour of SSC can range between 400 and 600 calories.Body builders have used this for years to get stage ready and swear by their morning cardio sessions.Many people simply find it relaxing and use it to clear their heads after a day’s work or to go over their workload for the day ahead. So we come back to the question at hand, which is better for fat loss?The answer is ………it depends. (Did you just curse at your screen???)No-one ever wants to hear this answer.We have been lead to believe that there is a rubber stamped full stop answer for everything.But in the weight loss world, there isn’t.The question shouldn’t be “which is better?”The question should be “which is better suited to me?”Let’s say you are overweight and have been inactive for years.You may find it hard just walking up the stairs at work.Do you really think that a 30 min session of HIIT, or a HIIT class, that involves high impact exercises like burpees is the best starting point for you?Probably not.But an hour of walking on the treadmill, or cross-trainer might be a great starting because it’s low intensity, low impact and you will be burning calories at a pace that suits you best.Let’s say you are busy, train a few time per week and want to add some cardio to your session for some extra fat loss.A 10 min HIIT sprint session at the end of your workout can be the extra push you need to drop those last few pounds.It could be a spin bike sprint session after your upper body workout, or a kettlebell session after your lower body workout.Try and find something that won’t interfere with your next training session.If you are a bodybuilder or physique athlete and have high volume leg sessions 1-2 times per week, a HIIT sprint session mightn’t be the best idea for you as there would be a huge crossover between the two sessions and one would affect your ability to do the other.You would be looking to do a cardio session that would have the least amount of interference with your regular training, low intensity steady state cardio could be the right choice for this.When fat loss is your goal, your diet is what will make or break them.If your diet isn’t right, the type of cardio you do will not matter.When you have the nutrition sorted, the type of cardio you do doesn’t matter.If you like, do them both.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can contact me through the link below. FITNESS: BEST EXERCISE FOR FAT BURNING was last modified: July 21st, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:HIITlast_img read more


first_imgThe manager of Letterkenny General Hospital, Sean Murphy, has said the opening of the new medical wing will bring healthcare in Co Donegal into the modern age.Mr Murphy was speaking as he gave an insight into the €24 million state-of-the-art facility which will partly begin operations tomorrow.More than three and a half years since construction first started on the facility, a new era in medical care in Co Donegal is now upon us. Donegal Daily and other media outlets were given a private tour of the facilities today.The unit, which includes a €300,000 digital radiography camera, fourteen accident and emergency treatment units and a large waiting area, promises to make a huge difference to treatment facilities at the unit.Above the general accident and emergency unit is thre floors of wards offering the most modern of treatment facilities.Windowed nursing stations are adjacent to the general wards with a full view of patients. Mr Murphy said “It will make a major difference in care for our patients.“A lot of thought has gone into facilities and how best we can utilize staff and that is reflected in the planning,” he said.A simple example of this is how patients will now be able to call and communicate with nursing staff through a new intercom system.This means that nurses will not have to make a number of trips to and from wards to take care of patients needs.A full security room using CCTV footage and other surveillance cameras will also be in operation. Staff were today busily putting the final touches to the facility which is flooded with natural light.Building manager Michael Martin said a huge amount of thought has gone into providing the best possible treatment experience for the patient.“This is the biggest project of its kind along the West coast and thankfully it is coming towards its opening date.“We are pleased with how things have gone and it will take a few weeks for things to settle down. “But we are confident that these new facilities will offer the patient a very satisfactory treatment experience while they are with us,” he said.The phased move of the Emergency Department (ED), Medical Wards and the Acute Medical Assessment Unit (AMAU) to the new purpose-built Medical Block facility will get underway next Thursday, 13th September.This new facility will offer the most modern of accommodation, using the latest technologies to assist in the delivery of care to patients in an attractive and well designed environment.The €24million Medical Block is located to the rear of the hospital and can be accessed internally via a link corridor near the Radiology Department. Access for Emergency Department and AMAU patients is via the new road entrance which is signed on the Kilmacrennan Road.When relocated, the existing Medical Wards will be renamed to suit their level in the new building. The Emergency Department will be located on Level 1, Medical 1 will be located on Level 3, Medical 2 will be located on Level 4 and Medical 3 will be located on Level 2.The new facility has been designed with the needs of patients in mind. Each ward is 24-bedded, with 16 of those 24 beds being single en suite rooms. This means that there is a total of 48 single en suite rooms in the new facility, which helps staff care for patients within a therapeutic environment that offers better privacy, protects patients’ dignity and assists with the control of infection.Four of the single rooms on each level are tailor-made to be used as isolation rooms, and are designed to the latest international standardsThe ED offers a modern patient-focused environment for patients who require emergency care. The AMAU is an 11-bedded facility adjacent to the Emergency Department.This is a dedicated assessment area for patients presenting with medical conditions.The new facility will be smoke free, and smoking will not be permitted anywhere within the perimeter of the hospital campus.Patients will still have to use canteen facilities in the current hospital which is linked by a corridor to the new unit.A total of 92 car parking spaces will also service the new medical wing.REVEALED: BEHIND THE DOORS OF LETTERKENNY’S NEW €22 MILLION HOSPITAL WING was last modified: September 11th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Letterkenny General Hospitalmedical wingSean Murphylast_img read more

Women’s Golf Ties for Fifth Place at MVC Preview

first_imgThe Bulldogs finished with team rounds of 330-337-330–997 to sit even with Indiana State (338-333-326). Missouri State held on to its two-round lead and won the three-round event at 324-318-327–969 as the Bears finished two strokes ahead of second-place Bradley (320-323-328-971).”This was a very challenging course was made even harder with high winds and cold weather,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. “I’m proud of the ladies for fighting through tough playing conditions and doing the best they could with what they had this week.”  CHESTERTON, Ind. – The Drake University women’s golf team moved up one spot and finished tied for fifth place at the annual Missouri Valley Conference Preview, Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Sand Creek Country Club. Story Links Aimee Gerschke’s (South Milwaukee, Wis.), Kristen Giles (Georgetown, Ontario) and Erica Olberding (Des Moines, Iowa) led the Bulldogs as the trio ended in a five-way tie for 13th place with a score of 248. Giles shaved five strokes off her second-round total with a 79 Tuesday. UNI’s Anne Gradoville and Bradley’s Megan Medinger were the other two players in the tie.center_img MVC Preview Final Results Sigurlaug Jonsdottir (Hafnarfjordur, Iceland) was next for Drake with a T-25th showing at 253 followed by Sam Paulak (Kansas City, Mo.) at 266, good for 47th place. Rounding out the Bulldogs’ scores was Grace Dunn (Brookfield, Wis.), playing as an individual, who finished 36th with a score of 259.”Considering we didn’t play our best golf, I am pleased with our finish,” Pruett added. “We know what we need to work on as a team and individually to be even more successful.”The MVC Preview completes the fall schedule for Drake, which will start its spring season, Feb. 9, 2019 at the Battle at Boulder Creek in Henderson, Nev. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more