Many athletes would like to have more insight into their exercise intensity. How long can you maintain a certain effort? The speed of waste disposal is important in this regard. With our DNA sport test, we provide insight into how quickly your body can remove waste products. And for what degree of intensity you are predisposed.
What is exercise intensity?
Muscles need energy for physical exertion. The biochemical processes that provide the energy are also responsible for the formation of waste products in the muscle. If not drained or broken down, they will negatively affect performance. The faster the waste products are removed, the better the performance during extreme exertion and the faster the recovery.
Your genetic predisposition
The positive effects of the genes associated with the rapid elimination of waste products are mainly seen with a short maximum effort. This is due to the anaerobic combustion that takes place during this type of exercise, which causes a rapid accumulation of substances that affect the performance of the muscles.
Research of two genes
In our Sport DNA test we investigate two genes that partly determine your predisposition for exercise intensity:
- rs4880 : SOD2 – Shows aptitude for high-intensity sports
- rs1208 : NAT2 – Ensures the removal of waste products from the muscles
rs1208 : NAT2 – Ensures the removal of waste products from the muscles In your genetic profile we indicate whether you have a predisposition for a (slightly) increased speed of the removal of waste products. We also indicate the type of exercise you have a talent for.
Would you like an extensive sports report based on your DNA?
With our Sport DNA test you get much more insight into all aspects surrounding your sports performance. Would you like to have more insight into the components below? Then buy your Sport DNA test now!
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