DNA Sport Overview
What is it?
DNA Sport examines various biological areas that impact training responsiveness and sporting performance. These include soft tissue remodeling, inflammation, blood flow and respiration, energy production and fuel metabolism.
Athletic success results firstly from personalising a training strategy that optimises your genetic potential, and secondly choosing the right lifestyle, nutrition and environmental interactions to optimally express your inherited genes.
DNA Sport reports on the following areas:
- structural integrity of soft tissues
- inflammation & oxidative stress
- blood flow & respiration
- energy during exercise
- fuel during exercise
- caffeine metabolism
- muscle and bone composition
- aerobic capacity
- power/strength potential
Knowledge of variations in genes involved in these biological areas can be used to personalise a training programme in order to gain as much as possible from sessions by exploiting potential advantages, as well as to identify weaknesses that need to be worked on. This insight can also be used to make appropriate training and nutrition choices in an attempt to prevent injury as well as optimise recovery in order to perform at one’s best.
Who’s it for?
DNA Sport is suitable for a range of individuals, from the elite performance athlete to the recreational athlete looking to maximize their fitness potential and reach peak levels of conditioning. Beginner athletes just starting out, or those individuals building exercise programs for weight management will also benefit from the DNA Sport test.