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

What is VO2 Max?

Posted by Sean Sinden on Wed, Oct 21, 2015

With the increase in popularity of the CrossFit training model, people have begun to appreciate the benefit of short duration, high intensity workout programs over previously idealized long sustained efforts such as running 5 miles. Largely, this idea focuses around your ability to improve a performance marker of athletic endurance called VO2 max.

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Topics: athletics, genetics, max, sports genetics, vo2, crossfit, Editorial, nhl

Athletigen: Expand Your Foundation

Posted by Casey Jones on Wed, Sep 30, 2015

In the inaugural address by Greg Glassman, he defined CrossFit* as an evidence-based fitness program that was “developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks.”

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Topics: fitness, foundation, genetics, performance, sports genetics, sports performance, crossfit, Editorial

Q&A With Blake Gallagher and Melanie Clarke

Posted by Casey Jones on Tue, Sep 08, 2015

CrossFit's fittest woman in Nova Scotia of 2015, Melanie Clarke, used Athletigen to help her get there. Melanie's Athletigen results revealed the genetic profile of her strengths and weaknesses, allowing her to form the precise strategies she needed to win this coveted title.

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Topics: athletigen, blake gallagher, crossfit athlete, melanie clarke, sports genetics, crossfit, Editorial, featured athlete

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