What you need to know if you’re worried about your genetic potential. (Especially if you’re not Ramanujan.)on November 23rd, 2015 at 9:44 am
Much ado is made about muscle building and fat loss genetics.
I would know.
I used to try to calculate my genetic potential using mathematical formulas (like this one). I used to be the pimply poster boy for worrying about genetics.
I have a skinny frame. I can wrap my hand around my opposite wrist and touch pinky finger to thumb. I don’t have a square hulk jaw. Most muscular dudes have a big body frame with the alpha male hulk jaw.
I’m tall at 6’4″. Most acrobats are smaller.
I had a solid layer of body fat on me as a teenager. A lot of successful guys in the body composition space have never wrestled with body fat and are naturally lean.
I’m still kinda’ sorta’ the same pimply poster boy.
I still think about my genetic potential. Because genetics ARE important. You’d be a fool to completely ignore genetics.
But I no longer worry about my genetic potential.
Even if Casey Butt’s calculator is true…
…does it matter?
Maximum muscular potential is the goal. Even if you want to gain some muscle without being as muscular as you could possibly be, the goal remains: be somewhat more muscular.
But goals make for bad focus. Focus on the system instead. (And if this doesn’t make sense, read this.)
Building muscle, losing fat, jumping higher, chucking backflips, eating nachos and drinking beer without getting fat …
I just bought a pill that promised me all of this for only $147, plus tax. And shipping. And handling. And fondling.
…it’s nice to WANT these things. But this stuff doesn’t happen outta’ nowhere. You have to make it happen. You have to go to war against your body. It wants to zig. You need to make it zag.
Have you ever thought about what it means to change your body? Because the whole process blows my mind.
Do I look like a serial killer? Who thinks about this? The people selling the pill aren’t telling me I have to think about anything. What is this…Soviet Russia?
If your Ramanujan maybe you already understand this psychedelic process. I know I didn’t. I’m still not sure I understand how it all works. I’m not sure I want to confidently understand anything biological because, more often than not, years down the line, those people look insane. I’m sure the guys that invented leaching and lobotomies thought they were onto something.
Way to protect yourselves from the trolls. The old, “I know nothing, so don’t listen to me, this is just a very private journal of mine that also happens to be public, as if I never intended for anyone else to see it even though I’m writing to a reader” technique. This is about as clever as your italicized inside voice technique.
This is a mental model that looks at why the body zigs and what you can do to make it zag.
And the crazy part?
Everyone — no matter background, genetics, steroids, other drugs, macaroni and cheese, senzu beans, no matter WHAT — uses the same single simple recipe to hijack their body (and mind) in order to get leaner, build muscle, jump higher, do backflips, and master movements.
This is what we’re here to uncover.
The one recipe.
Follow the white rabbit.