Your Genetics Relates To Bodybuilding Specific Parts
One of the things people often overlook when trying to get into the best shape is how their own genetics relates to bodybuilding. You can lift all the weights you want, it doesn’t mean you are going to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger. I’ve seen weightlifters who work all muscles groups equally but only certain develop bigger than others. For example, I’m sure you’ve seen people with a large upper body and skinny legs. The legs are solid so you can tell they’ve been worked they just didn’t “bulk” up like the upper torso. They worked their legs even harder than other body parts. This is a direct affect of how genetics relates to bodybuilding.
What can you do about natural weaknesses?
Everyone has his or her own weaknesses. Chances are you already know what yours are. You need to train them harder with proper technique and form to change them into strengths. Even if they don’t get “huge” you can make them just as strong as the body parts you see the best results. Targeting all muscle groups in the gym properly can make your so called “weaknesses” strengths in the way you feel regardless of getting “huge”.
You received the short end of the DNA ladder
The honest answer to this question is no you didn’t. In the end, hard work will always be superior to how genetics relates to bodybuilding. If your body doesn’t build like one of the reigning Mr. Olympia, that doesn’t mean you can’t look and feel good. Besides, I would make the argument that having a fit body of lean muscle mass is better if you are going to play a sport such as baseball, tennis, basketball etc.. because you need your body to be flexible,move freely. Think of your DNA as a secret box of bodybuilding riches. At every point in your evolution as a bodybuilder, your DNA will provide you with a different “natural boost” that gives you an edge over other athletes. Of course, this natural boost can only take you so far.
Muscle Mass and the size of your bones
Technically speaking, our muscles can only grow to a certain size, even with the use of supplements and hormones. After a certain point you have to be realistic about developing certain muscle groups once they stop gaining mass, even if you’re still working out like crazy and you’re spending more cash and time on your bodybuilding efforts. To keep things realistic and to keep your expectations reasonable, note that if you’re a big boned individual you will most likely gain more muscle mass than a person who is five inches shorter or has a smaller wrist size. Height and bone size are important determinants of future muscle growth.
The best thing you can do is accept how your genetics relates to bodybuilding and focus on building your best body to feel good about yourself. You will accomplish this by training hard mixed with good nutrition. Don’t take steroids to try to get huge. Studies show they have many side effects. Like everything in life, work hard and be the best you can be, you’ll be thrilled with the outcome.