WHAT IS DNA FIT?
The Human Genome Project confirmed significant
variability in an individual’s potential for success in
different sports and the associated training response
attained from exercise regimes.
Variation in genotypes, as expressed through our DNA, has been estimated to account for 66 % of athletic success.
Despite the strength of genetic research data and the
obvious notion that we are all different, most exercise
programes follow a similar formula: aerobic training
for cardiovascular health and weight loss and weight
training for muscle strength and weight gain. However,
we now have enough scientific understanding to realise
that in order to attain the most successful training
outcomes, the ratio between the power training and
aerobic exercise that constitutes a training programme
should vary widely between individuals.
This notion even applies within the same goal structure, such as
fat-loss or muscle gain.
The DNAlysis DNA Fit profile tests genes that relate to
three different categories of sporting performance:
The Power and Endurance section tests genes that
code for physiological factors such as circulation,
blood pressure control, strength, cardio-pulmonary
capacity, mitochondrial synthesis, muscle fibre type
specialisation, muscle fibre hypertrophy, cardiac
output, muscle metabolism and adaptability to training
The Tendon Pathology section examines genes that are
involved in the structural integrity of soft tissues
in the body. Certain polymorphisms implicate
predisposition to tendon injuries (including Achilles
Tendonitis), plus ligament, cartilage and bone
The Recovery genes are the best example within this
genetic panel of the need to integrate training and
nutritional advice when supporting an athlete’s health
and fitness. The featured genes consider disposition
to inflammation and free radical stress within the
body, which may imply the need for more focused
nutritional support, along with extended recoveries
between training repetitions and sessions.
- Endurance activities vs strength activities
- What fuel (carbohydrate or Fat) will most benefit your profile
- How does your genetic mix compare with elite athletes
- To what types of exercise are you most suited
- Where are your injury risks and what recovery suits you best
- Your Inflammatory threshold
- Foods to consume or avoid (in consultation with practitioner)
- Supplements best suited to your profile (in consultation with practitioner
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