In the inaugural address by Greg Glassman, he defined CrossFit* as an evidence-based fitness program that was “developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks.”
Jordy Nelson, a Super Bowl winning wide-receiver with the Green Bay Packers will miss the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL. There was no contact on the play, which occurred during the second pre-season game of the year for the Packers. Pre-season competition is a valuable way of mentally, physically, and tactically preparing for an upcoming season. With any exposure to high-intensity competition comes the risk of injury. In the NFL, pre-season injuries like Nelson’s are common. Of the injuries sustained, ACL tears are one of the most common. 132 ACL tears have occurred since 2013: 25 of them occurring this year, and 10 occurring during pre-season play (1).
CrossFit's fittest woman in Nova Scotia of 2015, Melanie Clarke, used Athletigen to help her get there. Melanie's Athletigen results revealed the genetic profile of her strengths and weaknesses, allowing her to form the precise strategies she needed to win this coveted title.
Precision Trials: You might expect to find hundreds or thousands of participants in a medical trial, but an article in the April edition of Nature has highlighted the importance of one person trials in Precision Medicine. In this age of personal genomics, precision trials like those discussed are changing the face of medicine. Sports genetics can be applied in a similar way to personalize health and fitness in a precise manner using platforms like Athletigen.
This month we had the chance to connect with professional pole vaulter Heather Hamilton on how she incorporates Athletigen into her life. Learn how she interprets her genetic profile to make adjustments to her training and diet as she pursues the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro: