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

DNA 101: Training lactate threshold? Know the genetic link

Posted by admin on Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The playoffs are over and it’s officially off-season for hockey players. With only a few months to both recover and build a better foundation of strength, speed, and agility for next season, it’s crucial to come into the off-season with a solid plan.

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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 admin on Fri, Jun 09, 2017

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

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

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