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.
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.
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.
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.