What you’re getting yourself into: -3,200 words. 8-12 minute read time. If you’re in a hurry, you can skip to the last section for the takeaways, but they may not make as much sense unless you actually read this one all the way through. Key points: 1) Your beliefs influence your physiology directly, and the […]
Genetics and Strength Potential Articles
Ever wondered how much stronger or how much bigger you can get drug-free? Start with Greg's series Your Drug-Free Muscle and Strength Potential: Part 1 and Part 2. Based on a few simple calculations, you can get a pretty good idea of your muscular and strength potential.
This is something I feel like I need to say And I don’t mean that in a “this needs to be said, so I may as well say it,” way. I mean it in a, “It does not benefit me to say this, and I benefit from not saying it, so I feel like I’m […]
“The Map is not the Territory” -Alfred Korzybski For starters, I just want to be up front about the fact that the subjects covered in this post are very vast subjects. There are dozens of very long, technical books written about them, and this post is just a basic introduction. Actually, it’s more like an […]
Today I got another article published on T-Nation, and it covers a topic I need to tie back into some other concepts I’ve written about – genetic limitations and personalization of training. In many training studies, you get 30% of “nonresponders!” Between 1/5 and 1/3 of people who take up an exercise protocol don’t get […]
I’ll warn you from the outset – this post is going to be a cold dose of reality. There’s a ray of sunshine at the end, but it’ll take a while to get there. We’re talking about genetics. This isn’t something I like to talk about publicly a lot, but I get asked about it […]
A friend of mine at the gym at school got sponsored not too long ago. He does physique stuff (hasn’t actually competed, but is still jacked enough to pick up a sponsorship. Pretty legit), so we come to a discussion with totally different paradigms. He has helped me a lot with “feeling” muscles that don’t […]