A study found that genetics are responsible for 32% of the variance in leg extensor power (your ability to extend your leg powerfully, as in kicking a ball). Other researchers have found similar results for heritability of power.
What is my potential for performing Power based sports?
Learn about your potential for performing in power sports
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With this insight, you will discover whether you are naturally suited to power-based training such as weight lifting, sprinting or javelin throwing. Your genes play a large role in your muscle power and strength. Are your muscles built for rapid powerful contractions? Here you can learn about your power potential, and what it means in terms of optimizing your training.