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The Sports Gene- Interview with Author David Epstein

The Sports Gene- Interview with Author David Epstein

Are athletes made or are they born? Is there a specific sports gene that elite athletes possess?

In part 1 of this series I interview David Epstein, author of the Sports Gene and former senior writer for Sports Illustrated.
During our conversation we discuss the following:

What was your motivation for writing the book?
It seems like for many people the term ‘genetics’ can have a negative tone, did you find this to be true?
Unpack the concept of trainability and motor learning tasks (cookie cutter approach to training)
The debate of Nature vs Nurture
In your research, what did you find regarding the role that culture and environment play in athletic development?
What has been your big take away after having written the book?
Where can coaches go to find out more about you and the book?
Plus a TON MORE!

For more information about David and his book The Sports Gene visit
In part 2 of this podcast series David and I will discuss his thoughts on the 10,0