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How do your genes affect your performance capacity? | Research Mondays

June 23, 2020

Have you ever wondered what the relationship is between your genes and your performance capacity?

In this episode of #RESEARCHMONDAYS, I go through the science to discuss how genes affect not only performance, but also injury-risk, response to training and recovery rate. I also talk about other environmental factors that play a role in being able to achieve your performance potential.

Trang is a Physiotherapist & Strength and Conditioning Coach for endurance athletes. She takes a holistic approach in her coaching and education to help athletes step up and achieve their greatest potential. Her vision is to help them become not only a high-achieving athlete, but also a high-achieving human.


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