GENETICS IN BODYBUILDING
are ruling differences in all of us determining our potentials and
possibilities, based on a long list of variables: need, attitude,
knowledge, and understanding, discipline, spirit, confidence, support,
time, money and application. Add your own variables. These factors
woven together are ultimately limited by GENETICS. DNA decides bone
structure, muscle shape, maximum muscle size, relevant fat proportion
and deposition, muscularity, and vascularity.
we apply ourselves to the principles we perceive as best for us,
correcting and recorrecting through trial, error and adaptation,
we grow and learn. Never too soon, never enough. As we approach
our genetic limits, our progress slows downs to halves of halves.
Plateaus, frustration and doubt bite at our heels. Unless we recognize
this as real, eventual and well sort of okay, we live
in illusion. Don't get beat up in the fight, don't give up, don't
turn and run, don't whine. To keep going takes hope, courage and
take our limitations (we all have them in vast supply, my most recent
one being age)... we take our structure, chemistry, brain and soul
and continue to manipulate them, pushing and pulling, arranging
them in their best possible balance. That's what we're doing right
now. Asking questions, seeking answers. It's on-going. Digging around
for another intelligent routine, dialing in the nutrition, gleaning
through the facts and fiction. Talking, listening, feedback and
encouragement. Whatever it takes to keep us going. Not always the
exact way, yet another way, we press on. Beauty and perfection exist
in the process. Anything else is chaos.
I'll have my milk and cookies now.
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