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Understanding your genetics to help reduce injury risk

Posted by Athletigen on Tue, Mar 03, 2020

An individual’s DNA plays a role in everything from their eye color 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.

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How to use data to prevent athletes pushing it too far

Posted by Sean McCullum on Mon, Mar 06, 2017

In mid-January of this year, three Oregon Ducks football players were hospitalized after a series of punishing strength and conditioning workouts. The two offensive linemen and a linebacker experienced symptoms related to exertional rhabdomyolysis (ERM).

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Topics: athletigen, exertional, how to, Iris, prevent, Rhabdo, rhabdomyolysis, What is, coaching, Editorial, ERM, tips

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