Motivation to exercise? It’s genetic

A new study in the journal Behavioral Brain Research¬†paints a fascinating picture of why some people are more motivated to exercise. The study looked at the dopaminergic system to see how people’s genetic variants could alter the ‘reinforcing value’ of exercise. The majority of…

Sore muscles after workouts? Could be AMPD1 deficiency.

Do you end up getting sore after pretty much every work out at the gym? It could be that a deficiency caused by the AMPD1 genetic variant is the cause. (Or you could be over-doing it :-) Adenosine Monophosphate deaminase is an enzyme coded…

ACTN3: Your ‘muscle type’ gene

When you look at a marathon runner next to a powerlifter, you can’t help but think that there must be a fundamental genetic difference between them. You could be right! At the most elite level, there sometimes is a genetic difference in the type…