Optimize muscle recovery

Post workout recovery is essential for proper muscle repair and growth. Your individual recovery rate is in part determined by your genetic code, and is covered by some of the genes we analyse at FitnessGenes.

Recovery genes

ACTN3

Do you produce the protein alpha-actinin-3? Linked to elite speed and power based performance, this protein protects against fast twitch muscle damage, providing carriers with faster recovery post exercise than non-carriers.

IL6

Do you have the increased protective effects of the IL6 molecule? Your personal levels of this protector against muscle damage is determined by your IL6 gene result. People with reduced IL6 levels often take longer to recover post exercise.

Nutrition

Are you a morning lark or a night owl? Your CLOCK gene result can identify when is your optimal time to train and if you are likely to have a disturbed sleep cycle, based on your circadian rhythm.

The power of recovery

No matter what your age or sporting ambitions, we all want to see and experience progress; to be fitter, faster, stronger – in body and mind.

In the recovery phase your muscles start to repair the damage that has occurred during physical activity. Protein supports this maintenance and muscle growth. Scientific research states that 20g of protein, taken within 30 minutes after sport, is most effective to support this repair.

Real people real results

Join the community of FitnessGenes members who are utilising their DNA to make positive and lasting changes to their fitness, nutrition and health.

Brilliant service

Brilliant service which used my DNA to help me pick the most suitable type of exercise for my body. Been using the advice for 3 weeks and I am already seeing a difference. Definitely recommend.

Katie - United Kingdom

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Ashley gets abs in 8 weeks

Since taking the FitnessGenes test and adjusting my training and nutrition accordingly, I’ve managed to get in the best shape of my life.

FitnessGenes gave him knowledge

I now understand how my body works and what I need to do to achieve my goals without any guesswork!

Ashley Pizan

Unlock your genetic potential

Get fit

Kick start your fitness with bodyweight and free weight workouts that you can follow at home, on the road, or at the gym. The first step on your FitnessGenes journey.

Lose Weight

Shifting stubborn body fat is tough, especially when you follow a plan that isn’t personalised to you. Make sustainable weight loss with your own genetically tailored Lose Weight System.

Get Lean

Build lean muscle and drop body fat with a combination of resistance, HIIT and cardio workouts all tailored to your DNA. A demanding plan, but with rewarding results.

Build Muscle

If you’ve struggled to add muscle mass with generic workouts, or really want to focus your muscle building training, this is the System for you. Maximise your muscle growth with a personal Muscle Build System.

What is your goal?

Discover which plan best fits your needs by answering a couple of questions.

Choose your goal