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In mid-January of this year, three Oregon Ducks football players were hospitalized after a series of punishing strength and conditioning workouts. The …

If you’re interested in becoming a guest writer for the Athletigen Blog please contact Sean McCullum (Sean.mccullum@athletigen.com). To be honest: I don’t …

For Immediate Release HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – February 14, 2017 — Kinduct Technologies, a data and analytics software provider, and Athletigen Technologies …

One of Iris’ primary functions is to educate athletes and coaches. Beyond education, Iris facilitates and informs coach-to-athlete and coach-to-coach conversations, provides …

An individual’s DNA plays a role in everything from their eye colour to how their body processes vitamins. Over the past couple …

From developing partnerships with leaders in the human-performance industry, to the closed launch of the world’s first genomics app for human performance, …

Ian Warner competed on the Olympic stage in 2008. Warner ran in the 4×100 men’s relay for Team Canada after qualifying in …

“Though the ACTN3 gene does appear to influence sprinting ability, making a sports decision based on it is like deciding what …

Iris: How it Works

October 31, 2016
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Monitoring an athlete’s psychological profile and training response is a key pillar of any performance based program. While simple in concept, practical …

Genetics and Golf

October 19, 2016
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“It’s easy to build up a tournament into something so huge that you can’t play.” – Curtis Strange, 1988 US Open Champion …

Developed in collaboration with world class and Olympic athletes to nurture their nature HALIFAX – October 10, 2016 – Athletigen Technologies unveiled …

From originally missing out on making the US Paralympic team, to meeting President Barack Obama, 2016 has been a wild ride for …

HALIFAX, NS – October 5, 2016. – Athletigen, the industry leader in athlete genomics, today announced the appointment of John Pereira to …

Akeem Haynes, Olympic bronze medalist. “That’s crazy! I don’t know what to say.” It’s hard to leave Team Athletigen’s well-spoken, philosophical 24-year …

The assertion that our bodies are better suited and more in tune to the foods eaten by our ancestors popularized the Paleo …

More fat or less fat? Carb-free or Paleo? Despite all the uninformative dietary advice out there, we have some good news. Understanding …

Jeremy Dodson didn’t always have aspirations for the Olympic stage in track and field. As a high-school quarterback, Jeremy didn’t realize the …

If you’re reading this, you’ve won the genetic lottery. Your genetic material has survived 3.8 billion years of adaptational pressures to get where it …

In a soccer match against Estonia in 1996, Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen stepped on the field as a substitute for his father Arnór. …

What is The Pursuit?

June 22, 2016
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In the pursuit for constant and neverending improvement, athletes strive for small developments over time to capture a podium finish, or a …

Experts in Science, Hardware and Athlete Training to Help Millions of Athletes Realize Their Full Potential Through Collaborative Human Performance Platform PARK …

The International Olympic Committee recently revealed that several athletes used performance enhancing supplements at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games. The IOC …

By Casey Jones (@CaseyMAJones) Are You Getting Enough Sleep? If you’re among the 60% of Canadians that report fewer than eight hours …

Over the last year we have had the opportunity to collaborate with five Olympians during their preparation for Rio 2016. Samoan sprinter …

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the first modern Olympic Games. In our retrospective of the past 49 Olympic Games, we …

I was diagnosed with Type I diabetes as an athletic 11 year old. In the middle of a rep hockey, school soccer, …

By Casey Jones (@CaseyMAJones) What determines talent? Some say it is in your genes while others live by the 10,000 hour rule …

Athletes using their DNA to complete the puzzle of athletic potential HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – March 15, 2016 — Baylor Football and …

The new and improved Athletigen platform is now available to all users. The list of new features and improvements include:  My DNA …

By Casey Jones (@CaseyMAJones) How has your training evolved since last year’s CrossFit® Open? Twelve months have passed since last year’s iteration of …

Through our partnership with Altis, Athletigen is supporting five Olympic and Paralympic athletes through their journey to the 2016 Rio Games in …

Through our partnership with Altis, Athletigen is supporting five Olympic and Paralympic athletes through their journey to the 2016 Rio Games in …

To raise an NFL starting quarterback is one thing. A family of two Super Bowl MVPs fathered by one of the best …

Muna Lee: I’m The Strongest

February 4, 2016
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Through our partnership with Altis, Athletigen is supporting five Olympic and Paralympic athletes through their journey to the 2016 Rio Games in …

Through our partnership with Altis, Athletigen is supporting five Olympic and Paralympic athletes through their journey to the 2016 Rio Games in …

Through our partnership with Altis, Athletigen is supporting five Olympic and Paralympic athletes through their journey to the 2016 Rio Games in …

You may be familiar with that point during exercise where you can’t push yourself anymore. You start to feel that burning sensation …

At Wodapalooza 2016, Athletigen sponsored a team of elite crossfitters to compete in the Men’s Elite Team Division over the weekend of January …

Supporting Five Olympians Through Their Journey to Rio 2016 HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – January 25, 2016 — Athletigen Technologies Inc., a leading …

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia –January 4, 2015 — Athletigen Technologies Inc., a sports genetics company, today announced it has raised US$1.55M in seed …

Although many people do not consider exercise to be stressful, high to moderate physical activity causes the body to activate a number …

Accumulation of body fat is affected, in part, by the amount and types of food we consume. Reducing intake of saturated fats …

Athletic performance is an intricate mix between coaching, training, access to resources, motivation, and genetics. There is no one perfect recipe for …

Announcing Athletigen 1.0!

November 10, 2015
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We are very proud to announce that we have released Athletigen 1.0! Based on your feedback, we have made a few …

Wingin’ It In The NBA

October 29, 2015
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With the start of the NBA season this week, spectators and analysts will remark upon the physical attributes of the athletes and …

What is VO2 Max?

October 21, 2015
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With the increase in popularity of the CrossFit training model, people have begun to appreciate the benefit of short duration, high intensity …

“The broad truth is that nature and nurture are so interlaced in any realm of athletic performance that the answer is …

After listening to your questions, concerns and gathering the feedback on our Beta release for months, we are proud to announce the release …

In the inaugural address by Greg Glassman, he defined CrossFit* as an evidence-based fitness program that was “developed to enhance an individual’s competency …

ACL Injuries in Football

September 16, 2015
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Jordy Nelson, a Super Bowl winning wide-receiver with the Green Bay Packers will miss the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL. …

CrossFit’s fittest woman in Nova Scotia of 2015, Melanie Clarke, used Athletigen to help her get there. Melanie’s Athletigen results revealed the genetic profile of …

The Cheat Meals of Altis

August 25, 2015
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Altis Athletes Tucker Peabody, Abigail Irozuru, and Taylor Monae Evans tell us about their favorite cheat meals.  Even the world’s best athletes …

In Part 1 of our CrossFit* Open Analysis we proposed that genetics play a role in determining performance outcomes between CrossFit athletes. Read …

Let’s imagine – prior training history aside – that you and Rich Froning are entering the exact same training program at your …

Precision Trials: You might expect to find hundreds or thousands of participants in a medical trial, but an article in the April edition …

New research from the University of Arizona (UofA) suggests that those with increased genetic risk for weight gain do not see the …

South African Sprinter and 2012 Olympian Anaso Jobodwana is quietly taking the track & field world by storm. After crushing a South African record in …

A recent study by Stanford scientists uncovered over 100 new genetic markers of which 91% have yet to be applied in Sport Genetics …

This month we had the chance to connect with professional pole vaulter Heather Hamilton on how she incorporates Athletigen into her life. Learn how she …

Eat, sleep, and move; those are the basic functions of our body’s daily life and wearabledevices, many of them dubbed fitness trackers, …

With the Boston Marathon just around the corner, Athletigen decided to explore the science behind these elite endurance runners. What do we …

The demand for genetic knowledge about ourselves continues to increase with the rise of direct-to-consumer genetic testing, particularly in the world of …

With ICC- Cricket World cup in full swing and with the final knockout coming up this weekend, you should spare a thought …

CrossFit is home to some of the fittest athletes, arguably the fittest in the world. The CrossFit Games have happened every summer …

ACTN3 has often been called “The Sprint Gene,” and for good reason. Out of the entire realm of Sports Genetics the ACTN3 …

We have successfully released the Beta version of our web app! Please take the time to let us know how you like the …

Because this is an area where interpretation of the results can be a little more nuanced, I wanted to talk a little …

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September 8, 2014
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The aborigine, apparently uninjured, climbed quickly into the skiff, and seizing the spear with me helped to hold off the infuriated …

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September 7, 2014
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The aborigine, apparently uninjured, climbed quickly into the skiff, and seizing the spear with me helped to hold off the infuriated …

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September 6, 2014
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The aborigine, apparently uninjured, climbed quickly into the skiff, and seizing the spear with me helped to hold off the infuriated …

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September 5, 2014
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The aborigine, apparently uninjured, climbed quickly into the skiff, and seizing the spear with me helped to hold off the infuriated …

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