Friday, November 28, 2008

The G Word!

One word that you haven't seen me write very much on this blog is genetics. I felt no inclination to discuss genetics because I feel like its becoming a favored excuse for people not accomplishing their fitness goals. Apparently, things don't work because your body doesn't allow you.

To me, that isn't what physical culture is about. Its about exceeding limits and expectations. It's about doing what you thought wasn't possible. It's about flipping your genetics the bird. Unfortunately, genetics are everyone's excuse for not getting where they want to be. After all, if it's the body's main blueprint. If the blueprint has a defect built into it, then there's just nothing that we can do about it.

To me, that's just bullshit. If you look at the things that they say are genetic, such as being fat, you'll find that it's not a guaranteed outcome. It's something that the person is predisposed to. In other words, it might be more likely but it's not a definite. So, what you have is a situation where someone may be more sensitive to becoming overweight.

What further shoots this bogus excuse down there are studies that show that you may have control over which of your genes get expressed! So, it's not set in stone after all!

Don't fall victim to this thinking. It's just another negative excuse. Train hard, eat smart, stay focused and believe. At the end of it all, there's only one place this thinking will lead you: to a great body. Sure, there are reasons why some will get it easier than others but in the end, everyone who tries this sincerely will get results.

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