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

It’s called “the sport gene.” I talked to the author, david epstein, about his headline-grabbing book. Michael helps is 6’4″ and has the same inseam of the guy that’s 5’9″. And go find the sport that emphasizes it. The best thing to do is to sample. Didn’t get a basketball until he was 33 years old. More there’s an evolutionary fluke that allowed people to get by, that can aplied athletically. It’s one tiny tribe that makes up 10% to 11% of the runners there. They have extremely long limbs, proportion to their body size. It includes whether nature or nurture makes the best athlete. He has extremely short legs. Somebody who played all sports seasonally. And they’re worse app other things. The kid who is playing the club, year-round, as opposed to someone of my vintage. Find the best fit for your unique genome. You and i, europeans, have longer torsos. From kenya, we’re used to thinking of all kenyans being great runners. We could spend hours on it. That’s better for swimming. And a lot of people watching at home, the idea of the specialized athlete. What did you find makes the best athlete? There’s some evidence in certain parts, gymnastics. And look at the mid teen years. It’s a fascinating book. And one thing they have their ancestry, low latitude. Golf. When I visited. That’s an evolutionary adaptation for cooling.

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

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. Look at a guy like steve nash. 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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. What about the taboo subject that certain ethnic groups are predisposed. And whether sommet nick groups are better suited to succeed at athletics

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