We can use your genetic profile to see whether you have a predisposition for a high willingness to exercise. If the motivation to exercise is low, this could be because of this. This aspect can be important to know. It can help to turn don’t feel like exercising to finding the motivation to exercise.
Our motivation to exercise
Everyone wants to perform optimally, which requires a good balance between training and rest. Both undertraining and overtraining can have adverse effects on performance. How much we train depends, among other things, on our motivation. Motivation is of course influenced by several factors (for example previous experiences and beliefs), but is also genetically determined.
Willingness to move and your response to exertion
We look at genetic markers associated with your willingness to exercise and your response to exercise. Based on these factors, we can evaluate your genetic risk of overtraining. You may have already learned to harness or inhibit the effects of these factors. But especially if not, these results can be a good indication of where you can focus your attention to arrive at a healthy and motivating training schedule.
Two genes determine the mental aspect of sports
In our DNA sports test, for example, we show that your genetic profile indicates that you have a predisposition for a (high) willingness to play sports. The two genes responsible for this feeling are:
- rs6265 (BDNF): makes you feel good when you exercise
- rs1088774 (PAPSS2): increases motivation to exercise
Would you like an extensive sports report based on your DNA?
Based on your genetic profile, we can see:
- What kind of aptitude you have for strength sports
- How is your maximum oxygen uptake?
- What information about your lactate threshold is important
- What type of muscle fibers you have
- What exercise intensity do you have a predisposition for?
- How susceptible you are to tendon injuries
- How fast your body breaks down caffeine
- Whether you gain weight faster if you exercise less
- How is your aptitude with regard to the willingness to exercise