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Old 10-12-2014, 03:16 PM   #1
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:36 PM   #2
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:10 PM   #3
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What if the ability to train hard and eat loads is genetically determined?

It would be nice to hear just one successful athlete say 'actually, there are loads of guys who work harder and smarter than me, but I just make more progress than they do. I've no idea why, I guess it's my genetics.'

[Or maybe George goes on to say that - I switched off after 2 minutes as I find his swearing very monotonous.]

The message that success is mostly down to human willpower always plays well.
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What if the ability to train hard and eat loads is genetically determined? .
If I may quote myself.

Just looked at George's youtube comments and saw a guy who calls himself 'The Nietszchian' (sic) made the same point.

What's interesting is the immediate savaging he gets. He's attacked one of the sacred cows of western thought: the mystical notion that the choices we make are entirely self-invented, and just parachute into our heads from nowhere.
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A lot to pull and learn from the video.

A lot of personal success comes from one's personal ability to provide the personal ingredients for their own genetic recipe that permits them to do the things required to obtain their goal. This will never change.


A man who floats like a butterfly and stings with Rock-Ons IS bound to get there.


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Old 10-13-2014, 10:52 AM   #7
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I do believe genetics and even environment from very early childhood can have major impacts on this. Gut bacteria and other flora/fauna can play massive roles in obesity, and may be established in the first years of childhood.

I have problems staving off cravings for certain foods. Most people can't understand this. When I crave carbs and spice, it can be so overwhelming I could cry.

George would probably put me down.

To him I say, lets take a look at what else I've accomplished.
1. I worked my way through school, both undergrad and now graduate. Does George have a graduate degree? Can his mind comprehend what mine does? Can he ever hope to match my wits on things that are effortless for me even with all his determination? Not likely. I'm a freak. I finished Calc III in high school and slept my way to an A in O-chem.

2. Many people don't have and can't be trained to have the entrepreneurial mindset. I was born with it. Are we to look down on those who can't start their own business and run it successfully? No, we pay them to work for us because for us, the day in and day out work is boring as hell.

3. Is the ability to inject yourself with illegal drugs a good thing? What if the mindset needed to stick that needle in yourself is genetic, or at least chemical?

4. Fuck the genetics of everyone shorter than me. I grew to be 6'4" because I was so damned determined. Every night I yelled at my self "Grow bitch!" <this is only 12% true>

Its a lot of self praise and drum beating. Then again, I can't fault him, money is made by being an ass and not thinking things through for video.
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Most people train harder than I do. I just try to train smarter so I don't get injured. That's been my secret strategy.

That may be genetically predetermined
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I must say, I don't have my success story yet. I dont fully know what to do for a career, nor do I know if its genetics that are making me progress so slow. But I dont worry about those things. If it takes something illegal to deadlift 800, so be it. One thing George has that I dont is the carefreeness in his speech. I'm not going to curse someone for making an honest excuse.
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i think the point of the video or the point he was trying to convey is that people (specifically the weightlifting community in this case) give up to early because they think they have bad genetics. hes just trying to get the point across that you dont know your own limits if you dont even try push them.
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