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Genetics and sports performance

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What research tells us about African runners: are they really genetically more gifted? African runners are genetically superior to white runners. Compared to whites, blacks are better suited for sports which involve short, explosive bursts of energy. Individuals from West Africa ‘make’ good sprinters, while people from East Africa are endurance types.. Those are strong... MORE

Keeping cool

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These nine warm-weather training tips might save your life The return of warm weather may motivate you to expand your training programme and participate more frequently in week-end races, but it also increases your risk of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and even heat stroke while exercising. Many athletes believe that heat problems can’t occur unless... MORE

Conditioning and physiology: how to train and compete in...

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Why hot-weather training is a delicate balance between staying cool and hydrated while performing at a competitive level Alicia Filley explains why hot-weather training is a delicate balance between staying cool and hydrated while performing at a competitive level.When training in hot weather, it’s likely that you’ll feel more sluggish. This is because your body... MORE


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