Breaking Genetics News on Sprint and Power Performance

Here at FitnessGenes, we always want to keep you and our scientific analysis up-to-date! Following the release of recent research, we have updated our ACVR1B gene report. Could this mean good news for you and your power performance?

Buckwheat: Profile of a Superfood

Buckwheat is a food you may or may not know about, but most people relate it to cereals or mistake it for a grain. In reality, buckwheat is actually a fruit seed related to rhubarb and sorrel. This makes buckwheat an incredible substitute for people trying to avoid grains or for those who are sensitive to wheat and other gluten containing grains.

The Training and Diet of an Olympic Rower

Dutch Olympic Rower and Finalist in the Men's Coxless Four in Rio 2016 has taken a FitnessGenes test and says this about the information provided in his Action Blueprint: "When you get confirmation and have the knowledge, you can make better decisions. At the highest level, it’s all about making the right decisions, and knowing where you can find the gains. For me, because I’m smaller than the other guys, I need to work smarter and more efficiently, so the FitnessGenes test tells me exactly where to focus to make better decisions".

Dark Chocolate: “Food of the Gods”

Dark chocolate comes from a cocoa bean known as Theobroma Cacao, which literally translates to “Food of the Gods.” The name seems fitting as the ancient Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs believed it to be a source of power. Their belief in this was due to its use as food, as well as a medicine.

Sweet Beet Salad

Do your FitnessGenes results suggest that you need to improve your blood flow? Try this nitrate-rich Sweet Beet Salad to increase blood vessel dilation during your workout, and for a greater pump!

The Physiology of Recovery

The importance of recovery is often underestimated. This is quite surprising since the results you get from training are mainly determined by how well you allow your body to recover, and not from the training itself.

Learn How To Lunge: Correct Form & Benefits

Are you overlooking the lunge, or simply using it as a warm up to the squat? A key exercise in building functional leg strength and stability, Paul Rose explains why you shouldn't be ignoring the lunge, and how to perform it correctly.

7 Top Creatine Myths Explained

Creatine has long been used by bodybuilders and elite athletes to increase energy, strength, and aid recovery. But are the myths surrounding it putting you off from adding it to your supplement stack? Mark Gilbert debunks these myths, and explains how your DNA can affect your Creatine response.

London Calling For FitnessGenes

The FitnessGenes team have expanded into a second UK based office, as we make the move to central London.