We are all born with some form of genetic blessings. This could be in the form of attractiveness, a better immune system than the next person and other physical traits like strength, body composition and bone structure.
Genetics is probably one of the most important aspects in bodybuilding and all sports for the matter.
What’s common is seeing guys’ who are not that well developed thinking if they train with the biggest guy or follow the workout of some celebrity from MensHealth it’s going to help them achieve their goals.
Unfortunately this is not how it works because what works for ‘him’ may not work for you!
The best scenario I could use here is if a man is born and only grows to a maximum height of 5 foot 1 inch that is his GENETICS and he’s probably unlikely to become the best basketball player, become a long jump world champion or sprint the fastest 100 meters.
If you are born with short calf muscles (in fact that goes for any muscle) then you are never going to make those muscles longer
We’ve all fallen into the trap of following others because they have a great body thinking ‘they must’ve got that body because of the way they train’? Well to a degree yes but I’ve trained with guys who have amazing arms and they do NOT even train their arms, they’ve just been genetically blessed with great arms fully developed biceps and triceps and they rely on back and chest workouts to train their arms. But that doesn’t mean that is going to work for me!
I spent years in the beginning working out with the guy who did heavy weight and only one or two reps and he was growing and getting a great body while I was getting no where. I had to keep trying different workouts to find out what worked for me and get me to where I want to be and I am still trying new things which I realise work well for me.
You all need to find your OWN personal training programme and workout that works for you!