Genetic Testing for Sports Ability

Unique DNA Trait Analysis Available On Genomelink
Here is the full range of sports ability traits available for genomic analysis:

Our team of genetic technologists and clinical scientists at Genomelink can provide you with a comprehensive analysis of your potential sports ability. Uncover your full genetic potential with a full DNA report today!

What does your DNA say about your genetic sports ability?

While you might be gifted in sports and have natural athletic ability, you might not know if you have the specific traits that could make you competitive at an elite level.

Genetic testing for sports ability could give you the information you need to make the best choices for maximizing your athletic performance. Here are a few of the traits that could be affected by a sports ability gene.

Injury Recovery

How quickly your body can heal after a sprain, dislocation, or another sports-related injury

  • Are you able to endure aggressive and high-impact sports activities with relatively few injuries?
  • Have certain rehabilitation techniques been particularly effective during recovery?

Maximal Oxygen Consumption

The optimal volume of oxygen an athlete uses during extreme physical exertion

  • Are you an endurance athlete?
  • Are you more suited to short bursts of activity?
  • Are you a power athlete?

Physical Response to Training

How your body changes and adapts to different training techniques

  • Did an adjustment in training technique result in a dramatic improvement?
  • Have you hit a training wall multiple times?

Cardiovascular Efficiency

How your circulatory system delivers oxygen and blood to your cells

  • Do you have a lean build?
  • Do your muscles fatigue quickly?

Here are some of the traits that influence sports ability:

Genetic Testing for Achilles Tendon Rupture

Did you know that there is a particular genetic variation associated with susceptibility to Achilles tendon rupture? Learn more about the genotype that influences tendon swelling, injury, and rupture here.

Genetic Testing for Athletic Ability

Your overall athletic ability will have a multitude of genetic influences. Learn which of your genes directly relates to different physical performance types here.

Genetic Testing for Marathon Endurance

Your ability to compete at the highest levels in marathons might be affected by the presence of an ACTN3 mutation that causes fast-twitch muscle fibers to function like the slow-twitch muscle fibers. Learn if you have this genetic mutation here.

Genetic Testing for Muscular Strength

Inherited muscle strength is a major factor in optimal athletic performance -- up to 95 % of certain muscular traits are passed down. Learn about the genetic variations relating to muscle grip strength here.

‍Genetic Testing for Post-Exercise Heart Rate Recovery Rate

Your heart’s ability to recover can mean a significant difference in performance during intermittent short burst sports like soccer. Learn more about the role of genetics in post-exercise heart rate recovery here.

Genetic Testing for Sprint Performance

Whether you perform at an elite level in sprints and power sports will depend largely upon a protein that supports fast-twitch muscles. Learn whether your sprint performance-related skeletal muscle fibers are supported by certain genetic variants here.