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DNA 101: Training lactate threshold? Know the genetic link

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Lactate threshold is one of the key aspects that many athletes focus on in their training. Every athlete has been there – the end of a long sprint or shift and your legs are burning, so bad that you feel like you can’t go on. This is lactate threshold. 

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Topics: DNA, genetics, Lactate, Lactate Threshold, off-season, offseason, Ryan Vigneau, Editorial, hockey, nhl, RVXFactor, trainability, training

Why Sleep is Essential for Your Performance

Posted by Athletigen on Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Originally written by Casey Jones in 2016. Updated in 2020.

If you’re among the 60 percent of Canadians that report fewer than eight hours of sleep, you likely need to get to bed sooner.

Under a threshold of seven hours of sleep, we can suffer from worsened mood, confusion, depression, and overall impaired cognitive function. At a chronic level of sleep loss, risk of health problems like cardiovascular disease and obesity greatly increases. Sufficient sleep is needed to keep our nervous, immune, and many other systems of your body healthy. For athletes, lack of sufficient sleep can be the reason for decreased performance and increased injury risk.

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Nutrigenomics: Magnesium Metabolism

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Feb 05, 2020

 Magnesium is an important nutrient that helps to activate hundreds of enzymes and chemical pathways in your body.

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Your DNA and weight gain

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Weight loss can be a seemingly easy task for some but an elusive goal for others. Some people seem to be naturally slim, while others optimize their diets and begin high-intensity exercise, yet still see no vast movements on the scale. Unfortunately, there's no simple solution when it comes to weight loss. Many factors can contribute to an individual's weight fluctuation, including daily caloric intake, energy expenditure and the body's ability to use fat as energy.

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DNA 101: Avoid injury with TLC (Tendon Love & Care)

Posted by Athletigen on Thu, Jan 23, 2020

If you’re like most athletes, one of your main concerns is preventing injury. A tendon rupture is the bear-attack of athletic injuries. You don’t know if or when it’s coming, there were probably some steps you could have taken to avoid it, and if the bear sneaks up on you there’s a chance you won’t be able to avoid it.

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Topics: DNA, genetics, performance, tendon, tendon love, collagen, DNA 101, Editorial, Gene, injury, injury prevention

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