What it claims: Based on a saliva sample you send off in the post and lifestyle data gathered from their website, this service will outline a genetically tailored workout plan and nutritional guidelines (based on calories and macros) to help you achieve your fitness goal. There are four plans to choose from, whether you’re looking to lose weight, get fit, get lean or build muscle. cost: The DNA analysis kit and one week trial costs £129 (Fitnessgenes.com).
heat verdict: Lifestyle Editor Louise says, “I’d like to think I’m pretty fit, but I was interested to see how I could really target my training. The results did take a while to come back, but when they did, I found them really detailed. You’ll need to set aside some brain space to properly take in the info as there’s lots of in-depth info about
stuff like folates and hormones, which can be bamboozling, but you’ll also find out if your body is more capable of strength, speed or endurance, which can help you choose a form of exercise that will work effectively for you. Plus they’ll advise you when is the optimum time for you to exercise and which pre/post workout nutrition will work for you, depending on how your body processes food. You’re also given a workout plan and nutrition advice, which will help you put the science into practice. I found the daily macronutrition breakdown was useful to help me eat properly at mealtimes and avoid snacking. Will this test help you smash your fitness goals faster and easier? It certainly gives you the tools to really focus on key areas and gives you a greater understanding of how your body works and responds – perfect if you’re frustrated about plateauing at the gym.”
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