Our genetic makeup determines our appearance (the colour of our hair and eyes, if we are tall or short) and how we respond to different external factors (nutrients, physical activities, medications). Our DNA can explain how we metabolize certain substances and how our body can lose and gain weight.
Very low-density lipoprotein, responsible for transport of cholesterol, produced by the liver.
The label for the maximum oxygen consumption of an individual which indicates the maximal volume of oxygen our body is able to use within one minute.
The “amount of the work done”. In the endurance field, it refers to the distance “covered” or to the time spent for the activity, while in the strength training field it usually means the total amount of repetitions done.