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Fitness and Injury Risks

Calves, Quadriceps, Hamstrings & ligament Injury: Are your genes causing reduced tensile strength and increased stiffness of your ligaments in your calves, hamstrings and quadriceps? Exercise Associated Muscle Cramping is defined as a syndrome of involuntary painful skeletal muscle spasms that occurs during or immediately after physical exercise. It is common among athletes participating in long-distance endurance events such as triathlon and marathon, and many other sports like basketball, football, tennis, cricket, cycling. One of the inherent risk factors for EAMC is genetics. Find out if you have a genetic risk for getting muscle cramps?

Should I focus on high intensity or low intensity workouts? Will running or jogging daily be more effective? Find out if walking every day is enough for you to lose weight? Intensity is measured in terms of heart rate while performing a particular exercise. Higher the heart rate while performing a exercise for example skipping or sprinting, higher is the intensity of that exercise. For some individuals high intensity is the only way to beat obesity. Find out the intensity you need to lose weight.

Are your genes causing an undesirable structural change in your ligaments? ACL is an important internal stabilizer of the knee joint, restraining hyperextension. An ACL injury is the over-stretching or tearing of this ligament in the knees, this can be very painful and it takes a long time to heal. For individuals in sports and fitness, the knee is one of the most important joints and a knee injury can prevent you from playing for a long while. So find out if you have a genetic risk for knee injury?

Did you know that your genes affect your athletic ability, your muscle stiffness and the type of your skeletal muscle fibers? Find out if you have genetic variants associated with elite power athletes or elite endurance athletes. Find out if you are better suited for endurance oriented activities or better suited for sprinting / power activities.

How much recovery time do you need between exercises to prevent muscle damage? In muscles and adipose tissue, the release of IL6 has both pro and anti-inflammatory impacts and is an essential component for muscle repair, may contribute to hypertrophy, and could be involved in glucose and lipid metabolism. Get to know your levels of inflammation in order to incorporate the ideal breaks required by your muscles between consecutive sets of exercises and between sessions of exercises.

Are you genetically predisposed to various kinds of inflammation? Kindly know that inflammation has several ill effects on your body, including weight gain and many other serious health conditions. Did you know that you can have a precise diet based on your genotype to reduce its bad effects? Find out how?

Do you give up or discontinue walking, yoga, exercise /work out plans that you started so enthusiastically half way through your training? How motivated are you? Find out, if you really need a personal trainer or someone else to hold you accountable for your daily physical activities.

Did you know that some people can actually increase the maximum volume of Oxygen their muscles can consume per minute? If you are lucky enough to carry this genotype, you will perform better at physical activities and you may find that you can run faster than your initial capacity.

Are your genes causing an increased stiffness and reduced flexibility in your muscles? Do you have a genetic risk for ankle injuries?