DNA Tests Promise Keys to Athletic Performance, Weight Loss

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August 9, 2018

DNA Tests Promise Keys to Athletic Performance, Weight Loss

In an era where fractions of a second mean the difference between medaling or not, a new genetic test similar to 23andMe promises to unlock the secret to enhanced athletic performance. With Athletic Genetix, a swab of spit yields a detailed report about a person’s genes and how the types of exercises they do and food they consume might affect exercise and recovery.

Professional Squash Association, Sports Data Labs Will Commercialize Athlete Data

The Professional Squash Association will begin using athlete data supplied by Sports Data Labs to enhance its broadcasts and provide third-party organizations with real-time information. With the partnership, squash becomes the first professional sport to commercialize real-time human physiological information captured on the court.

AEXOS HALO Compression Shirt Aims to Prevent Whiplash, Concussions

A new compression shirt developed by AEXOS (Advanced Exoskeletal Systems) is aiming to prevent concussions in contact sports by reducing whiplash during a hit. The HALO shirt provides postural and spinal support in the neck area and stiffens when a player receives a high-speed impact.

Brain injury expert calls for ban on heading in football

Heading a football should be restricted in the professional game and banned for those under the age of 18, according to one of the world’s leading experts on brain injuries. Dr Bennet Omalu discovered the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The condition has long-term effects and is caused by repeated head trauma.

What You Need to Know About Ischemic Preconditioning for Swimmers

Ischemic preconditioning for swimmers (IPC) and blood flow restriction training (BFRT) have shown the potential to improve sprint swimming performance. But many questions remain unanswered. Are these techniques safe? How much will they improve sprint swimming? When and how should they be used?

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