Athletigen's Athletic Report is an extensive guide that delivers DNA insights to optimize your training. With traits covering muscular ﬁtness, recovery, sleep, and aspects of power/endurance performance, this is a comprehensive audit of your athletic genes.
Many factors contribute to muscle development and strength — including your diet, your proportion of fast- or slow-twitch muscles, and your level of activity — but did you know that your DNA plays a vital role?
Athletigen has identified three genes that affect how well your muscles receive important nutrients, and how your muscles function and adapt to aging:
- VDR facilitates the absorption of active vitamin D into muscle cells.
- CNTF may contribute to maintaining muscle function as you age by protecting nerve cells that carry signals to muscles from aging.
- ACTN3 influences the fast- and slow-twitch characteristics of muscle fibers.
Depending on your variants of these genes, you may be able to get away with less strength training efforts than your peers. Or, if you're at the other end of the spectrum, you may experience delayed recovery between workouts, potentially decreasing the effectiveness of your strength training. Athletigen has recommendations in either case.
Learn how your genetics affect your muscle strength and optimize your training program with Athletigen's Athletic Report.