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.
- The case of the missing beach body
- Your metabolism explained. And the only real way to “boost” it!
- Summer gains and losses: Maintaining good health and academic success over summer vacation.
- Keep your cool while enjoying outdoor activities this summer.
- FITT-SPF: How to exercise safely in the sun this summer.