Instinctively, we all know that theoretical tactics and repeat training only go so far: with both eyes fixed on the finish line and their opponent’s every move, athletes need a more primal motivator to kick in – and that is ego.
However, a quick walk over from the sports stadium to any nearby business centre would reveal a slightly different story.
Mentioning concepts of ‘retaining and attracting talent’ has become almost a religious practice for any sit-down interview with high-performance CEOs: it would be easy to assume that these topics are simply easier to understand, with the real strategies and systems behind the scenes just too out-of-touch for the average viewer.
When asked whether up-skilling their team members may benefit the organisation, relatively few business leaders would say no: flick through any HR manual, and ‘training refresh’ sessions will stick out as occasional tasks to add to the company calendar.
Can genetic testing help with sports training, nutrition and recovery?
Genetic testing is being used by medical practitioners more and more for health insights and optimal treatment guidelines. Research within the genetics of sporting performance has been prolific, and it’s been shown that a high percentage of the variance in athlete status is explained by additive genetic factors.