The results are in!!!!!!
The top 3 competitors in the Thanksgiving Challenge for all of the participating Male athletes are:
1. With total of 542 Dylan Curry & Lucas Rock from MLAX...
3. With total of 532 Andrew Dorsey from MLAX
The top 3 competitors in the Thanksgiving Challenge for all of the participating Female athletes are:
1. With total of 530 Clare Smith from SWIM
2. With total of 506 Samantha Disalvo from WLAX
3. With total of 490 Kristen Yevoli from WLAX
The top 3 competitors in the Thanksgiving Challenge for Men's Lax:
1. Dylan Curry & Lucas Rock (tied for first)
3. With total of 532 Andrew Dorsey
The top 3 competitors in the Thanksgiving Challenge for Women's Lax:
1. Samantha Disalvo
2. Kristen Yevoli
3. Taylor Raffle
The top 3 competitors in the Thanksgiving Challenge for Softball:
1. Maddie Neales
2. Jane Sallen
3. Chelsea Evans
The top 3 competitors in the Thanksgiving Challenge for Men's & Women's Tennis:
1. Vini Degani
2. Raphael Tenmat
3. Louise Badoche
Thank you to all of the athletes for devoting their time to participate in this years Thanksgiving Challenge! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Before you spend $80+ read the following.
This needs clearing up
When training and living at altitude you inhale the same amount of air as you usually do, but there is far fewer molecules of oxygen in i...t
This means your body needs to work harder to get the oxygen out of the air which you need
Over time (a lot of it) people training AND LIVING at altitude will adapt to be more efficient at this process
Bring them to sea level and they have a slight athletic advantage.
Putting on a mask to train, you make it harder to breathe
You have to work harder to inhale
But when you do THERE IS THE EXACT SAME AMOUNT OF OXYGEN IN IT
Your lungs, therefore, don't adapt at all
It just makes it harder to breathe, so your training is harder
It also trains an improper breathing technique which means that you start to suck at breathing when training normally.
You also only wear the mask for an hour or so a few times per week, as opposed to being in altered air conditions 24/7
If you want to increase your body's ability to extract oxygen from your blood, train AND LIVE at altitude for an extended period
If you want to look like someone with a strange bedroom-related hobby (no judgement...), train a rubbish breathing pattern and train suboptimally, spend a bunch of money on a mask.
Hey, at least the other people in the gym will know you're hardcore, right?
Congratulations to Bill DeLongis for being named the head strength and conditioning coach at Trinity College.