Aerobic Potential

Aerobic potential looks at the threshold of your body's capability to transport and utilise oxygen.

Your Result

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Aerobic Potential is


What does it mean?

Likely to have intermediate VO2 max capacity. Your genotype results indicate that you have intermediate VO2 max capacity. This is less prevalent in elite endurance athletes.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Exercise Recommendations


Aerobic training exercises are any activities that raise heart rate and make breathing somewhat harder. The activity must be constant and continuous. Examples of aerobic activities are: Walking of hiking, jogging or running, biking, swimming, rowing.


To achieve a training response, you should exercise 3 to 5 times per week for at least 20 to 60 minutes.You can train to increase your VO2max levels and raise your ability to hold power/intensity at threshold for longer period of time with the correct type of training. Best ways to increase your VO2max capacity is to incorporate High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and properly designing threshold sets in your endurance sets. Since you will take longer to respond to such training, consider incorporating more of interval sessions in your training 3-5 times per week.


Fitness level can be improved with as little as 10 minutes of exercise if done 2 to 3 times per day. Athletes who are not fit (beginner) will need to start with lesser amounts of exercise. You can slowly add more time as your endurance improves. Increasing the level of exercise at about 10% per week is a good goal to prevent overuse injury.

What Is Aerobic Potential
and How Can It Affect You

What is Aerobic Potential

Aerobic exercise capacity provides information regarding cardiorespiratory health (the ability of your heart, lungs, muscles to supply oxygen during a period of physical activity) and physical capacity. Your body needs oxygen when you exercise and oxygen consumption increases as it become more intense.

Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max) is the measurement of the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can effectively utilise during intense, or maximal exercise. It is usually linked to aerobic endurance that many athletes use to determine their overall fitness and it can be a predictor of your potential as an endurance athlete. A higher VO2max indicate that you will perform better.

Understanding Your Results

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

Your genetic risk assessment is


Genes tested

This result is based on the SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphism) that are associated with Aerobic Potential.

GenesYour GenotypeWhat It Means
ADRB2_exon1CCBetter VO2max capacity
ADRB2_exon1AGIntermediate VO2 max capacity
PPARGC1AGAIntermediate aerobic capacity


This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.

This result is limited to existing scientific research.

Consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

If you think you have the symptoms, consult with a healthcare professional.