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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

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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