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VO2 Max and your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Jun 05, 2019

The ACE gene was one of the first linked to athletic performance, specifically VO2 max and maximal heart rate. Functionally, ACE helps regulate blood pressure and blood pressure variations in response to exercise and dietary salt. The variant associated with higher blood pressure may also provide a VO2 max advantage during prolonged exercise.

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Tendon injury and your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, May 29, 2019
Tendons are the tissues that connect your muscles to your bones to help control how your limbs move. They are like thick, strong, elastic bands that function in a manner similar to a spring. In fact, they are so strong you can suspend 12 times your body weight from your Achilles tendon.  But tendons are susceptible to injury and our DNA plays a role .
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How your DNA affects your endurance ability

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, May 22, 2019

Endurance ability is your body's capacity to maintain performance and energy over long durations and distances. The driving force behind your endurance ability is the aerobic system, whose primary function is to deliver oxygen to your cells to fuel chemical reactions that provide your body with energy.

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Nutrigenomics: Mineral Metabolism

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, May 15, 2019

Dietary minerals are inorganic compounds that are obtained directly, or indirectly through our food, from soil and water. Your body uses minerals to build bones and teeth, during muscle contractions, for proper red blood cell function, to support water balance in your body, and in the production of proteins.

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Exercise recovery and your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, May 08, 2019
Training is all about disrupting homeostasis – increasing the demands on your systems to keep going. The recovery period is when your body adapts the most, but the amount of recovery you'll need depends on your goals, your unique physiology, and your DNA.
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