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View Poll Results: Which would you rather have?
Genetics 3 18.75%
Work Ethics 13 81.25%
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:12 PM   #11
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This just crossed my mind...

With a good work ethic you can explore your genetic potential. Without a good work ethic you'll never know.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:13 PM   #12
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I get motivated by fear and hate...strong emotions like that.

I was also motivated by results. And Tom Platz!
Are we talking about the dark side of the force. lol!

Results don't motivate you anymore?
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:16 PM   #13
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I was joking, but some day I'll put a long post/article on here about free will, determinism and genetics. I have been told my views on it are extreme.

On work ethic, I'm with BTB: mainly learned.
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I was joking, but some day I'll put a long post/article on here about free will, determinism and genetics. I have been told my views on it are extreme.

On work ethic, I'm with BTB: mainly learned.
Awesome! I'm ready to read that post/article already. Sounds right up my street. That type of stuff motivates me
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:05 PM   #15
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Here's the thing...
I've been working out for more years than I care to admit, my max bench is ~300 lbs.
I've know of at least two guys walk in the gym for the first time and put up 300 and 350 lbs.

Genetics are a bitch and a fact of life. Yes, I like my work ethic and my stich-to-it-edness, but I'd trade it for a little of those genes being passed around thank you.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:45 PM   #16
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I'll take work ethic.
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Here's the thing...
I've been working out for more years than I care to admit, my max bench is ~300 lbs.
I've know of at least two guys walk in the gym for the first time and put up 300 and 350 lbs.

Genetics are a bitch and a fact of life. Yes, I like my work ethic and my stich-to-it-edness, but I'd trade it for a little of those genes being passed around thank you.
Very solid point.

What appeals most about work ethic to me is that it often spills over into other aspects of life...
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Here's the thing...
I've been working out for more years than I care to admit, my max bench is ~300 lbs.
I've know of at least two guys walk in the gym for the first time and put up 300 and 350 lbs.

Genetics are a bitch and a fact of life. Yes, I like my work ethic and my stich-to-it-edness, but I'd trade it for a little of those genes being passed around thank you.
Here I was thinking I was the only one... You don't have to have good genetics and be lazy. Genetics + Weights = BEASTLY!
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I look at is if you're in the gym training balls to the wall youll eventually surpass the half assers with genetics.
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I had typed a couple of replies, but I think I'll stay out of this one!
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