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Any professional sportsman will experience injury at some point in his career. It's an occupational hazard that's almost impossible to avoid and it forces every athlete to manage his or her body differently while on the sidelines.
As with any type of training, marathon training is about understanding and respecting what our bodies can handle whilst simultaneously aiming to maximise response in all the areas that can give us a performance benefit when race day comes. Increasingly, it is less about simply running as many miles as we can, and more about getting the most out of the miles that we actually do run.
DNAFit's Head of Product and Olympic medallist, Andrew Steele, tells his story of learning about his genetic profile after a career of highs and lows.
How do you become an elite endurance athlete? And are there some predictive markers that can help to determine this? Sports scientist Peter Parel delves into the inner workings of endurance performance and what can lead to being successful.
Genetically matched training offers athletes an effective way to improve their athletic performance. This is because each of us has a unique DNA profile, which causes us to respond differently to different types of training. The following article will discuss what factors contribute to athletic performance, why training is important and how DNA testing can help you reach your goals faster.