Empowering Human Performance | Athletigen Blog

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

Frustrated with fats? Feed your genes

Posted by admin on Sat, Jul 01, 2017

How should you eat? More fats or less fats? Vegan or Paleo?

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Topics: DNA, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, nutrition, PPARG, saturated fats, APOA2, Editorial, fat

Why DNA shouldn't be used for talent identification

Posted by admin on Wed, Jun 07, 2017

A huge part of a scout's job is talent identification. In the quest to find better ways to identify athletic talent, DNA analysis continues to pop up as a possibility.

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Topics: can i, DNA, genetics, identification, nfl, Nico Hischei, Nico Hischier, talent, Why DNA shouldn't be used for talent identificatio, Editorial, Id, use, What sport should I

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, DNA, genetics, program, RVX, Ryan, coach, Editorial, Factor, RVXFactor, Vigneau

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

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