The famous (among exercise physiologists) exercise physiologist Per Olaf Åstrand once answered the question, “How does someone become and Olympic champion” this way: Pick the right parents! Of course, talent and skill developed through years of dedicated training are essential, but having the right genetics is a prerequisite for athletic performance at the elite level. My Health & Fitness column in the Aiken Standard this week explores the adaptations to training and the importance of genetics in making an Olympic-level athlete.
- Off to the races! How to get started training for a 5k run or walk.
- The case of the missing beach body
- You’re not “just kidding.” You’re just wrong. And that’s okay.
- On second thought: Nutrition advice that seemed like a good idea at the time, but wasn’t.
- Candy & Soda for Breakfast: That’s just nuts! Many almonds are more like candy than a healthy snack.