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Athletic Excellence: Nature vs. Nurture

Athletic Excellence: Nature vs. Nurture

We live in an era where the human genome has been mapped, gene cloning is available, and specific physical traits can be traced back to the presence or absence of specific genes. This is “nature”, or maybe more appropriately, mankind’s discovery and manipulation of it. In understanding how much peak performance in any category (physical,… Read more

Understanding Regional Interdependence

Understanding Regional Interdependence

Although I tend to wear several hats, from an athletic development standpoint, my job essentially boils down to two primary responsibilities: Make sure athletes don’t get hurt Improve their performance Foundational to both of these goals is an understanding of regional interdependence. Regional interdependence  can be crudely defined as a phenomenon whereby one segment or… Read more