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.
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.
An individual’s DNA plays a role in everything from their eye colour to how their body processes vitamins. Over the past couple of years, some genetic markers have been identified and linked to susceptibilities to various injury. As athletes put their bodies on the line each time they step onto the track, court or field, access to this genetic information is an asset for both athletes and coaches during training and competition.
If you’re reading this, you’ve won the genetic lottery. Your genetic material has survived 3.8 billion years of adaptational pressures to get where it is in your cells today.