Learn how your genes can help you get toned
DNAFit combines the expertise of Olympic athletes, trainers, and sports scientists to build products that help people optimize their fitness routines. Muscle Builder brings technology and genetics together in order to provide you with an easy-to-access, personalized workout routine. Many factors can affect a person’s athleticism including diet, environment, exercise resources, and even genetics. Large genetic studies have found that specific sequences in the human genome may influence how a person’s body responds to exercise and potentially influence athleticism.
Muscle Builder explores the genome, looking for various sequences in the DNA that have been associated with athletic traits. For example, the ACE gene contributes to monitoring and regulating blood pressure. Numerous studies have found evidence that a version of the ACE gene can be inherited which may predispose people to excelling in marathon running or other endurance related sports. Other genes—like ACTN3, which influences the types of muscle fibers your body produces—have been associated with increased aptitude in sports that require power lifting. By looking at genes like ACE and ACTN3, Muscle Builder is able to suggest personalized workout routines that are likely to work best for you.
Working out can be daunting if you don’t have the time, and many people don’t have a dedicated place to do it. Luckily, technology has made it possible to get training and pursue fitness almost anywhere, regardless of your schedule. Muscle Builder helps you establish a workout routine that’s informed by your genetics and fits into your schedule by providing 12 weeks of personalized coaching and access to numerous instructional videos. With products like Muscle Builder, it’s never been easier to make positive changes.
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