7. Injury Risk
There is nothing more harmful to training success than injury. DNAFit report on people’s predisposition to injury and it is with this information that you can advise your clients on a path where their risk is reduced. You’ll find out about internal and external risk factors and what role genes play in injury risk. We take you through predisposition, gene associations, common sporting injuries and training modifications that can be made to be proactive about preventing injuries.
About the instructor
One of only 8 people in the UK ever to be selected for both the summer and winter Olympic games, Craig Pickering is a British Olympic athlete in both the 100m/4x100m relay and in Bobsleigh. As an athlete, Craig is one of only 8 British athletes in history to have been successfully selected for both summer and winter games. With a career spanning every level of sporting success, Craig was forced to retire with a back injury in 2014. Craig is Head of Sports Science at DNAFit, helping inform and deliver the company’s work with everyone from professional sports teams to absolute beginners with an elite ambition. Craig holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Bath and is currently studying a professional doctorate in elite performance.