How your genetics influence your gains

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Steve Hall from the Revive Stronger podcast interviewed me on genetics. As usual, Steve did a great job asking the questions that matter for serious strength trainees.



Content overview

02:04 Common misconception around genetics: Hardgainers

04:29 What role does genetic play then?

08:58 Quick adaptations or slow adaptations

10:37 Can someone be elite without good genetics?

18:52 Work ethic genetically determined

23:14 Fat loss and impact of genetics

28:38 Age and how does genetics play a role in the outcome

31:37 Genetic limit

33:43 FFMI

39:14 Overcomplicating things, science is useless, just train hard

42:24 Don’t look at the genetically blessed but those who worked for it

45:16 Argument of studies not having participants of big guys

48:08 Mennos calculator for females

49:03 How likely is it to get to the max of a calculator

49:41 What to look at if you’re doing everything you can to grow


If you are looking for the FFMI calculator, click here. 

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Menno Henselmans

Formerly a business consultant, I've traded my company car to follow my passion in strength training. I'm now an online physique coach, scientist and international public speaker with the mission to help serious trainees master their physique.

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