Sports genomics and endocrinological testing for exercise through DNA and hormone analysis
DNA and hormone testing is no longer restricted to professional athletes. Good hormone balance means good physical workout and by testing your hormone levels we can quantify how efficient your routines are before your exercise efficiency can be measured in your strength or speed.
As for the relevance of DNA testing, it is known that some people get better results in a short time when doing physical activity while others need more intensity or more time to get the same results. Genomic research has identified relevant genes related to physical activity requirements. There are also genetic variations that tell us what kind of sports activities (endurance or sprint) is more favorable.
Are you looking to improve the efficiency of your workout? Do you feel your progress is halted? Learn what sports genomics can you do for you.
Sports genomics is a relatively new scientific discipline that has focused on the study of genetic markers associated with athletic genetic performance. Information derived from DNA profiling can indicate both advantages and genetic barriers that reflect on the athletic performance phenotype.
Personalized and individualized performance improvement strategies to enhance and exploit the genetic advantages or overcome genetic barriers can be implemented to optimize the physical fitness, sports performance and health of an athlete. The DNA test kit from Persometrics provides requires a saliva sample to be returned to our lab. From this, we provide you a report to tell you about your muscle fiber type, your VO2-max, your risk of injury, and finally your energy and metabolic efficiency.
The genes analyzed are ACE; ACTN3; BDKRB2; COL1A1; and PPARA.
Find your optimal training with intra-individual analysis of your anabolic ratio. More Info
The Optimal workout session involves four hormone analyses based on two saliva samples, giving you two measures of the anabolic ratio (testosterone to cortisol, T/C). The T/C ratio is used to assess physiological strain and recovery after exercise. As testosterone is an anabolic hormone and cortisol a catabolic hormone, this ratio is often referred to as the anabolic ratio, and measurement is pivotal for endocrine homeostasis during acute and chronic exercise. Indeed, it has been proposed to be linked to overtraining. Recent research also shows that this ratio is of importance to female athletes.
This test involves performing two saliva samples surrounding a workout session (before and after). From your four samples, we extract both cortisol and testosterone, yielding a total of four analyses (two testosterone and two cortisol). Benchmarking your levels before exercise, this test is above all to be used for intra-individual analysis, allowing you to find an optimal workout for yourself.