‘The Sports Gene’: Author Tackles Controversial Aspect of Sports, Genes and Ethnicity Video

And a lot of people watching at home, the idea of the specialized athlete. More there’s an evolutionary fluke that allowed people to get by, that can aplied athletically. We could spend hours on it. Michael helps is 6’4″ and has the same inseam of the guy that’s 5’9″. He has extremely short legs. And look at the mid teen years. The kid who is playing the club, year-round, as opposed to someone of my vintage. It’s a fascinating book. The best thing to do is to sample. Look at a guy like steve nash. That’s better for swimming. When I visited. Somebody who played all sports seasonally. It includes whether nature or nurture makes the best athlete. They have extremely long limbs, proportion to their body size. What did you find makes the best athlete? There’s some evidence in certain parts, gymnastics. Other sports, acquiring a range of skills through your teen years, benefits athletes later on. IT IS “THE SPORTS est Text1 plain CC1 Test message

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Transcript for Author Tackles Controversial Aspect of Sports, Genes and Ethnicity

. And they’re worse app other things. Find the best fit for your unique genome. What about the taboo subject that certain ethnic groups are predisposed. And go find the sport that emphasizes it. And whether sommet nick groups are better suited to succeed at athletics. You and i, europeans, have longer torsos. That’s an evolutionary adaptation for cooling. Golf. From kenya, we’re used to thinking of all kenyans being great runners. Didn’t get a basketball until he was 33 years old. And one thing they have their ancestry, low latitude. It’s called “the sport gene.” I talked to the author, david epstein, about his headline-grabbing book. It’s one tiny tribe that makes up 10% to 11% of the runners there. We’re going to turn to a book that all parents with kids that play sport want to know about. Figure out your skill set

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