What about Genetic Differences in Performance?

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When determining your genetic potential,  compare yourself to your own performance; improve yourself. Each of these men worked hard to achieve their best, you can too!

When determining your genetic potential, compare yourself to your own performance; improve yourself. Each of these men worked hard to achieve their best, you can too!

What about genetic differences in performance?

  • There is research to show genetic differences effect performance.
  • We constantly compare ourselves with others in the gym and watching sports events.
  • We can’t help doing that, but you should at least try and compare yourself to someone of very similar genetics.
  • Genetics play a huge role in success; it plays a bigger role than anyone ever wanted to admit.
  • It doesn’t mean you are not a good person or equally of value as a human if you don’t have specific genetic gifts.
  • It doesn’t seem fair. No matter how hard you practice you won’t be the same as someone who is truly gifted.  Life is not fair.
  • If everything was equal the person who did the best hardest work wins. This is not what happens. Genetics plays the bigger role.
  • We are all unique.
  • But at the same time genetics should not be a reason to not work hard to be your best.
  • It is not an excuse to not work hard to achieve your best.  As far as performances compare yourself to your own performance; improve yourself.
  • What you can achieve?
  • Knowing about genetics is great way to understand what other people have achieved.
  • John and Brad go into great detail into how genetics affect various sports.
  • It does not always mean if you train harder you will get the same results as someone else.
  • It does not mean you should give up training.
  • Everyone is capable of change.
  • Don’t base any of your metrics on performance.
  • All that matters is your own results.
  • How you respond to exercise and diet is unique to you.   You can try things that others do, but it does not mean it will work for you. Also what works for you will change over time. You will have to experiment to find what works for you.

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Genetic Potential vs Lifestyle Potential

“Muscle building” marketing tends to speak about ‘genetic potential’ and ways to overcome this potential (which if you stop and think about it is impossible).

Did Arnold simply have a higher genetic potential? Or did he also have a higher lifestyle potential?

It’s also largely irrelevant because it’s not your genetic potential that limits you but rather your lifestyle potential.

Lifestyle factors are almost always the rate limiting step to your ability to grow bigger muscles and get really lean.

The confusion for most men comes when they set their body image ideal goal/target based on a model, athlete, celebrity or bodybuilding who is living a much different life than they.

You simply cannot know what the lifestyle of your model image really is…you’ll never know how much rest, stress, drugs, supplements, and training they really do unless you lived with them.

This is another reason why you cannot compare yourself to anyone else besides you.

In today’s podcast we talk about the blurry line between genetic and lifestyle potential and why the images of most athletes, celebrities, and fitness and bodybuilding models must be taken with a grain of salt because of the unknown lifestyle factors that come into play.

You likely have the same ‘genetic’ potential as all of your image model ideals, but you probably don’t have the same ‘lifestyle’ potential.

Note: Posing tutorial video will be up wed next week.