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Declan Connolly is a Professor at the University of Vermont, and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory. Dr. Connolly has published over 350 articles in sports performance, muscle adaptation, and injury with training. He has published one book ‘The Science of Heart Rate Training’, is currently writing another on ’Basic and Applied Kinesiology”. He is a past President of the New England American College of Sports Medicine. He is past Physiology Section Editor of Research Quarterly for Sports & Exercise, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is also an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, an Associate Editor for Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and Director of Certification for the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
I have sickle cell trait and have played sports my whole life with no problem.D1 football in college. I will say, before I was dx I noticed I get out of shape quicker than others and takes longer to get in shape when out of shape. I just knew how my body
more» reacted and just made sure I always stayed in top shape, which didn't allow sickle cell trait to alter my performance.«less
GREAT INFORMATION, WE USUALLY ONLY THINK ABOUT CARDIMYOPATHY AND CONGENITAL PROLONGED QT SYNDROME AS POTENTIAL SUDDEN DEATH CAUSING MEDICAL CONDITIONS.
What percentage of those with sickle cell trait actually have problems with high-intensity activities?