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.
- I took two weeks off from exercise, and today I’m really feeling it!
- FITT-SPF: Fitness and fun in the sun.
- Go for a walk while you fly!
- Exercise: It’s about the people you do it with as much as it is about the workout.
- Juiced! Why juice isn’t the same as fruit, and sometimes isn’t really fruit at all.