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:

Genetic Testing for Athleticism

Genetic testing for athleticism ability can help you optimize your training and improve your overall performance. Learn more here.

Unique DNA Athleticism Trait Analysis Available On Genomelink

Here is the full range of sports ability traits available for genomic analysis:

(Male) Hamstring Injury

(Male) Martial Arts Fighters

Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Ruptures

Athlete Status in Association Football

Athletic Ability

Dynamic Balance Performance

Effect of Two-years Training on Lower Leg Strength

Habitual Physical Activity

Heart Rate Increase During Exercise

Marathon Endurance

Marathon Personal Best Time

Muscle Damage after an Ultra-Endurance Race

Muscular Strength

Physical Activity Levels on Saturday

Post-Exercise Heart Rate Recovery Rate

Pulmonary Function

Sprint Performance

VO2 Max and Training

Walking Pace

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

Injury recovery is about how quickly your body can heal after a sprain, dislocation, or another sports-related injury. Genetic testing could help you maximize your injury recovery and learn which rehabilitation techniques will be particularly effective for your genetic code. You can also learn about your ability to endure aggressive and high-impact sports activities with relatively few injuries?

Maximal Oxygen Consumption

The optimal volume of oxygen an athlete uses during extreme physical exertion is their maximal oxygen consumption. Super athletes are capable of a high level of oxygen consumption. You may have inherited the genes for this train if:

  • You are  an endurance athlete
  • You are more suited to short bursts of activity
  • You are a power athlete

Learn more about your athleticism genetics by uploading your raw DNA data to Genomelink. 

Physical Response to Training

How does your body change and adapt to different training techniques? These adaptations measure your physical response to athletic training. Athleticism genetics can reveal which training adjustments will provide a more dramatic improvement and help you break through those training walls. 

Cardiovascular Efficiency

How efficiently does your circulatory system deliver oxygen and blood to your cells? A strong cardiovascular system is one sign you could have athletic genes. Other signs include:

  • Having a naturally lean build
  • Having muscles that do not fatigue quickly

A naturally strong cardiovascular system can help you achieve top performance as an athlete. 

5 More Traits That Influence Sports Ability

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. ‍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.

6. 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.

How to Find Your Athleticism Genes With Genomelink

Being a “natural athlete” doesn’t ensure an Olympic gold medal, but knowing which genes in your unique DNA code best support your athletic efforts can help you make the most of every workout. Are you better suited to running short, fast sprints, or are you built to lift heavy weights? A DNA test can help you find out. 

Genomelink offers in-depth analyses of athleticism genetics. Knowing which genes in your unique DNA code best support your athletic efforts can help you make the most of every workout. Work with your body instead of working against it. Upload your data to Genomelink to learn more.