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How Genetics Influence Athletic Ability

The first documented sporting events were held in Egypt over 4,000 years ago and since then we have not stopped competing.

Track events such as distance running and sprinting were soon flanked with field events like the javelin, discus, long and high jumps etc. since then we have found many ways to compete with triathlons, Ironman competitions, desert marathons in multiple places in most countries. World, European and Personal records continue to be broken every day. But our bodies have not evolved that much since those first sports, which begs the question, how can we keep breaking these records?

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What are the elements that mark the thresholds for human sporting achievements? While diet, personal drive, environment, and improvement in sporting kit are factors: physiologists mainly concur that important thresholds can be found in the genes that control our cardiovascular endurance and muscle fibre type. Thus is the reason we are now looking into your Sports DNA. Our genetic test enables us to create a programme which will help to improve your sports performance

A person will less genetic ability but who has a consistent training or conditioning regime compared to another person with more genetic ability will obviously become fitter faster. Finding your genetic ability will help you to compensate and tailor your training.

Genetics influences can be found in different areas of the body; lung capability, strength, flexibility, muscle fibre make-up, endurance and anaerobic threshold. Genetic Performance will help you to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses in the athletic abilities of your body

One of the key restrictions of the body which is rooted in your genetics is the utilisation of V02: this determines performance parameters within endurance events, alternatively in explosive sports the consumption and regeneration of ATP (adenosine triphosphate: the molecule that cells use for energy to power all their processes) within the muscle tissues is another factor which is genetically predetermined.

Your DNA is responsible for the way your body responds to different elements of your diet. Whether your aim is weight loss or improved sports performance our test will put you on the right track.

 

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