Archive for March, 2009

Adaptive processes in skeletal muscle & genetic influences

performance | Posted by admin March 24th, 2009

Skeletal muscle is a highly adaptable tissue. It responds to environmental and physiological challenges by changes in size, fibre type and metabolism. All of these responses are underpinned by our genes and it is therefore generally assumed that genetic variation between individuals may account for the differences in musculature and athletic capabilities between people. Research into the genetic influences of our muscle is at an embryonic stage, but some early insight into potential regulators has recently emerged, which is reflected in this review. Broad heritability, which appears to affect muscle size and strength more than metabolism has been assessed in twin and sibling studies. It appears to account for more inter-individual variation in the young as opposed to older people.

However, the current search for target “exercise genes” in humans has yielded the first successful results. Variations in the genes encoding for: the angiotensin converting enzyme, alpha-actinin 3, bradykinin, ciliary neurotrophic factor, interleukin-15, insulin-like growth factor II, myostatin and the vitamin D-receptor have all been found to account for some of the inter-subject variability in muscle strength or size.

Reference: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 2006; 6(l):73-86

Evaluation is the First Key – Goaling Performance

nutrition, performance | Posted by admin March 23rd, 2009

Up to now most athletic programs are basic training supported by individual strength exercising and practice with commitments based on general parameters, without any real scientific measureable means showing support for improvement. Genetic SNP is one measurable parameter to show some prediction for an individual’s potential success for a sport. An even better tool is to provide a base line benchmark of their body cell residual levels of minerals, vitamins and nutrients that they need to support optimal cell replication…This is accomplished by functional intracellular analysis…

Natural Performance Enhancement . . .

nutrition | Posted by admin March 23rd, 2009

actn3. Current scientific studies now drill down and display genetic variations being correlated from mining into huge shared medical databases that support an individual’s need for increased amounts of specific nutrients to produce body cells for strength and endurance which plays into naturally increasing the performance of athletes by discovering what natural nutrients may be needed in larger daily amounts to product 100% functionality. This ultimately enhances the athlete’s performance.

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Genetic Variations vs Performance . . .

performance | Posted by admin March 17th, 2009

Many factors can affect fitness and athletic performance and one of the factors is genetics. Genes can affect how a body responds to diet, training, and other eternal factors. Gene variations are an important factor to understand when someone is developing a training program. Two people may follow exactly the same training program and diet but produce very different end results. To understand individual gene variations can help explain the reasons why. Increased sports performance will come with an improved understanding of the genetics basis of fitness, and this will provide the knowledge that will lead to improving training regimes.

Genetic variations support health & strength

Fitness | Posted by admin March 17th, 2009

Unique genetic expression analysis along with baseline functional residual levels of nutrients directly influence overall health, strength and endurance of athletes. . .