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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

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

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

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