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Crossfit athlete Brista Mayfield is basically a superhero

Posted by Sean McCullum on Fri, Jul 07, 2017

Brista Mayfield, an elite Crossfit athlete (and former gymnast) from Anna, Texas, was never thought of as a power athlete. She started gymnastics at the age of seven and continued through college.

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Topics: ACTN3, Athlete Spotlight, athletigen, Brista Mayfield, Caffeine, CF, crossfit, DNA, Editorial, Gene, genetics, Lactate Threshold, Mayfield, Regionals

Meet Ryan Vigneau: The first Athletigen certified coach

Posted by Sean McCullum on Thu, May 11, 2017

We're proud to announce that Ryan Vigneau, director of RVXFactor in Edmonton, Alberta, is the first Athletigen certified coach. Vigneau has completed all levels of the Athletigen Coach Education Program and has been deemed by Athletigen's team of geneticists and sport scientists to be highly skilled in the real-world applications of DNA insights to increase the performance and safety of Athletes. He 's become a fundamental member of the Athletigen educational community, sharing his insights and expertise with coaches from around the globe. Here's what Ryan thinks about DNA in training and the Athletigen Coach Education Program. 

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Topics: athletigen, coach, DNA, Editorial, Factor, genetics, program, RVX, RVXFactor, Ryan, Vigneau

Your DNA and weight gain

Posted by Sean McCullum on Tue, May 09, 2017

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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Topics: DNA, Editorial, fat, Gene, genetics, Obesity, saturated fats, weight, weight gain

S&C coach Alexi Pianosi talks DNA in training program development

Posted by Sean McCullum on Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Alexi Pianosi is the S&C coach for the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL. He is also the owner and operator of Advanced sports performance. Pianosi has been integrating his athlete's (including Nico Hischier) DNA information when developing training programs. Here's what he has to say about it. 

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Topics: Alexi, Alexi Pianosi, Atheltigen, DNA, Editorial, Halifax Mooseheads, how to, Nico, Nico Hischier, QMJHL

C100 names Athletigen among most promising companies in Canada

Posted by Sean McCullum on Thu, Apr 27, 2017

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia: C100, a nonprofit organization connecting Canadian entrepreneurs with influential Canadian business leaders in Silicon Valley, has named Halifax-based Athletigen Technologies as one of the “most promising companies in Canada,” inviting the company to attend 48 Hrs in the Valley.

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Topics: 48 Hrs, 48 Hrs in the Valley, athletigen, Atlantic Canada, C100, genetics, Halifax, Media Releases, News, Silicon Valley, sports, Startup

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