Sports performance is a trait that is determined by genetic, environmental and lifestyle (diet and training) factors. Muscle mass, strength, recovery, oxygen intake, body composition, metabolism, training, environment and diet are among the factors that determine performance at any sport. Aerobic/anaerobic respiration, mind-muscle training, stamina and recovery time all come into play when your body is involved in high-intensity activity. However, sports training broadly targets two categories:
Power or speed training
Those who participate in the Power or speed training category need to produce sudden/immediate outbursts of energy and speed to jump, leap or move during an event. This involves higher muscle strength and flexibility to produce greater force (hence requiring more fast twitch muscle fibers).
Endurance athletes display continuous strength and output over longer periods of time, or for longer distances. They do not require as much force as they require prolonged muscle stamina (slow twitch muscle fibers).
ACTN3 gene is the genetic component of the DNA which determines whether an individual is genetically predisposed to higher muscle strength or prolonged muscle stamina.
Smartsport is a genetic test which helps to know genetic predisposition to either Sprint / Power athletics or Endurance events. This test analyzes the genetic component of DNA that determines muscle capability, i.e., the ACTN3 gene, which in turn determines either higher muscle strength or prolonged muscle stamina.
Benefits of SmartSport™
- Optimize gym/practice sessions
- Choose the sport/exercise that best suits
How Does it Work?
Collect your sample, & make sure the cap is securely fastened. Reach out to us, & we will have kit collected from you.
Once your DNA process our QC, it is then subjected to a variety of tests to ensure that your DNA is ready to be read!
Your DNA is PCR amplified using a Real-time machine and is subjected to intensive analysis.
Your report is generated.