Genetics and limiting beliefs

written by Philip Stefanov  |  APRIL 20, 2021

Genetic potential is a sore spot for many people out there so I tend to steer clear from the subject as much as I can. However, I feel like this needs to be said because too many people blame their lack of results on genetics.

Yes, we all come in different shapes and sizes. Some people are more genetically gifted than others and there’s nothing you can do about that.

  • Some men are 6’10,” and others are 5’3”.
  • Some guys can walk around pretty lean with clearly defined abs and have never had to diet a day in their lives. Others struggle to get below 12% body fat.
  • Some subjects in studies gain a ton of strength and muscle while others, on the same protocol, gain very little or nothing at all.

So, what can we do about it? Well, there are two main options:

We can bitch and moan about it, or we can bust our asses and see what our genetic potential really is.

Are you going to become the next greatest bodybuilder? Maybe not, but who cares? Are you going to look like your favorite fitness model or actor? Who knows. You never truly know where your limits lie until you put in the years, sweat, and blood into it. The only real failure is never to try.

You might discover that you’re much more genetically blessed than you previously thought. But even if you don’t, you’ll still look better; you’ll be stronger, healthier, and more confident. That alone is reason enough.

Thank you for reading! Until next week,



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