How reliable are fitness DNA testing services?


#1

I am considering going to gym. Are these genetic tests going to help me understand better what type ox exercises are better for my body?


#2

Very difficult to say. Obviously it depends on the test and the provider. As a rule of thumb, remember that if you have a result that says you are prone to hip injuries, won’t mean you will always hurt your hip when working out. It’s more a warning for you to be aware of your tendencies and be careful in that regard. Like your genes, the environment plays a massive role in your development. It’s always the case for nature vs nurture isn’t it?


#3

Genetic tests results are based on evidence and probability. The more evidence you gather - scientific peer-reviewed literature - that points to a specific gene association with a trait, the more likely those gene variations will have a direct effect on you.