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When you want to learn about exercise genomics, there isn't a lot of information yet because it's a relatively new field. Basically, it has to do with what your genetic makeup has to do with how your body benefits from certain exercising routines. Learn what you can do to make this work for you and more below.
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    • Dianabol And Genomics

      12:03 pm By Ernie Sanford

      14942830139_9c525734f0_zAs the pursuit of science, particularly pharmacology and genetics, grows ever more complex, its potential influence the pursuit of athleticism has grown exponentially. Where once chemical principles were limited to mending injuries and prescribing an ideal diet for physical prowess, now Pharmacology offers a dizzying array of options of would be athletes. Dietary supplements, particularly of the over the counter variety, are becoming ever more popular among athletes, professionals who rely on physical abilities, and people who are simply dedicated to health and fitness. Some of these supplements are simple; fish liver oil, daily vitamin supplements and mild protein boosters are readily available across the Western world.

      Other supplements, particularly steroids and their uncertain side effects, are a much dicier proposition. Meanwhile, in the field of genetics, the emerging study of kinesiogenomics, while very new to the field, has already offered promising leads on the source of human athletic talents as it studies the differences in genetic codes to try and identify the gene sequences that alter the body’s systems in response to exercise related stimuli, from running to weight lifting. Some speculate that in time, the field will produce a form of performance enhancement that affects the genetics of an athlete rather than simply their bodies.

      Dianabol (steroid)

      Dianabol, a trade name for methandrostenolone, is an anabolic steroid initially conceived of at the start of the 1960s and has since become highly popular among body builders. Dianabol is an orally ingested form of methandrostenolone. The substance latches on to the androgen receptors in the human body that enable the body to substantially increase the speed of protein synthesis, glycogenolysis and the increase of muscle strength in a very short period.

      The potential side effects are notable as being similar to those of other anabolic steroids, particularly noticeably increased blood pressure, problem acne, the onset of male pattern baldness and gynecomastia, an upswing in non-cancerous breast tissue, giving the appearance of female breasts. These side effects will only worsen without the additional use of an aromatase inhibitor, such as anastrozole or aminoglutethimide. Damage to the liver is not unknown if the user also doesn’t increase their testosterone levels.

      These drugs remained legal in the United States until 2001, whent they were deemed to be a Schedule III substance, making its sale a felony in the United States (though it remains an over the counter substance in Mexico and most of Eastern Europe) though it remains popular as an illegal performance enhancer, usually combined with injectable substances, notably the aforementioned testosterone supplements (in the form of testosterone propionate), enanthate, cypionate or trenbolone acetate.

      Genomics

      Genomics is the discipline of genetics focused on the human genomes. Of particular interest to athletes is the sub-discipline of kinesiogenomics, which combines an understanding of genomics and the study of kinesiology, the dedicated study of human movement.

      Essentially the study of “exercise genomics”, kinesiology has a few areas of interest. One is the study of the role genetics, particularly differences in gene sequence alleles has in athletic performance. Another aspect of the field is the potential identification of genes and their varying alleles that contribute to sporting performance, particularly those that contribute to the response and adaptation of the human form’s systems (such as the muscular or cardiovascular systems) in response to stimuli.

      The field also focuses on genetic testing predict how a body will react to certain forms of exercise, offering opportunities to predict athletic performance or individualize exercise programs in ways that would be most beneficial. While the field is young, it is swiftly growing, and some even anticipate that it will develop an array of genetic therapies that will allow genetics to augment sports performance.

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