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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

DNA could explain why you have difficulty falling asleep

Posted by Sean McCullum on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

 

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Topics: athletigen, Can't, difficulty, DNA, genetic, night, sleep, Asleep, CLOCK, Editorial, Gene, Trouble

DNA could explain why your body reacts to caffeine in a unique way

Posted by Sean McCullum on Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Original post April, 2017. Updated September, 2018.

Caffeine is used by many high-performance athletes to increase focus and energy. Its use has expanded since 2004, when it was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited substances list. Whether it’s a strong cup of coffee, or a specialized supplement, caffeine is an important tool in the belt of pro athletes and coaches.

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Topics: Caffeine, genotype, Jittery, Reaction, rs762551, Coffee, CYP1A2, Editorial, Gene, Good, sensitivity

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