WHAT IS GENE SPORTS?
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.
Gene sports profiles test genes that relate to
different categories of sporting performance:
- Injury susceptibility
- Inflammatory response
- Oxidative capacity
- Energy production
- Fuel mobilisation
- Lactate threshold
- Altitude training
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