226: Menno Henselmans – Everything you ever wanted to know about Genetics


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This week we give you everything you need to know about genetics as it relates to your muscle building potential. Menno is back and has looked into this subject A LOT. We cover everything from calculations/traits to look for to identify your potential to whether or non-responders are real.

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  • 00:00 Intro
  • 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

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