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It's easy to blame genetics, when the truth of the matter is the work you were doing wasn't the right kind of work for your goals. The truth is nothing comes easy to everyone. While genetics are a factor, the biggest limiting factors really don't have much to do with that. SAID Principle Exercise is subject to the SAID principle, or Specific Adaptations ...


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Based on what I've read, we do have a genetic potential, but what exactly that is for any person is nearly impossible to determine. Scientific Validity - Dr. Casey Butt did a study based on the top bodybuilder athletes that provided some formulas to estimate your genetic potential. Now, as he describes in the article, the study was based on observing the ...


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I'll answer point by point. Scientific Validity - I doubt there's any single gene that controls one's maximum physical ability. When people use the term, they are referring to the fact that if someone worked out the ideal amount, with an ideal schedule, ideal nutrition, and everything else perfect, their genetic makeup would still cause them to experience ...


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See the answers on my similar question from March 2011. Both guys who answered said that the type of muscle fiber has presumably no influence on the agenda of the workouts.


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This answer is meant to get you to focus on what matters rather than trying to find an excuse for all the negative things you think about yourself. First, your attitude is detrimental to your progress. You are so focused on comparisons with other people. Instead of envisioning yourself "being strong", or comparing yourself with the "average" person, ...


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Fast twitch fibers are used for explosive strength and maximum strength. Olympic lifts make great use of fast twitch muscle fibers (explosive strength). Powerlifting does too, but not as much as Olympic lifting (maximum strength). Actually most sports benefit more from faster twitch fibers than slow twitch fibers. Basketball benefits a great deal from ...


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I believe you what you're looking for is how to improve your fast twitch muscle fibers. From bodybuilding.com: Fast-twitch fibers allow one to generate a relatively high amount of force in a short period. The take-off motion in a sprint and long jump (when the foot is in contact with the ground for a millisecond) are perfect examples of this. as ...



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