Athletic Performance Genes

With enough training, a perfect diet, mental fortitude, and the right equipment… and any of us could be an elite athlete, right? While I would like to say, “of course, you can do anything!”, it turns out that genetics plays a role in athleticism…

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…

How do your genes influence testosterone levels?

While bodybuilding and athletes may come to mind with the word testosterone, it is actually an important hormone for both men and women. In men, low serum testosterone levels are linked to an increased risk of metabolic syndrome, type-2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and heart disease…

Sore muscles after workouts? Could be AMPD1 deficiency. (Patrons only)

Do you end up getting sore after every work out at the gym? It could be that a deficiency caused by the AMPD1 genetic variant is adding to your soreness. (Or it could be that you are working out too hard :-) Adenosine Monophosphate…