All posts tagged: Genetics

Maintain muscle and fitness levels when you’re on a break

Maintain muscle and fitness levels when you’re on a break

There comes a time in every athlete’s career when they need to take a break. It might be the offseason, they might be injured or maybe they just need a rest to recover after a long stint of training. Whether you’re a professional athlete, regular gym goer or just play a lot of sport, rest is important, sometimes it may even be forced upon us through injury. Here are some tips on how to maintain muscle and fitness levels when you’re on a break. Advertisements

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Genetic testing for athletic ability raises questions and ethical concerns

A number of companies are now marketing genetic tests that they claim can identify a child’s aptitude for certain sports, but sports medicine professionals are warning against putting too much faith in the tests. The tests screen for several genes, including the ACTN3 gene, which has been linked to enhanced performance among some elite sprinters.