Are muscles somewhat genetically deteremined?

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  1. bioyuki

    bioyuki Ich habe Angst

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    In terms of muscle formation, ease of building it, etc. For example, if you notice, a lot of Asian people have massive calves. I don't lift my calves at all but they're still pretty big and defined. My arms and chest on the other hand I work at but gains are very minimal and small.

    :dunno:
     
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  3. talksick

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    that's why i hate being asian

    takes forever to gain strength.. takes a century to gain definition
     
  4. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    my arms don't get any bigger :(
     
  5. SteveO

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    yeah, right. Every asian I know is strong as hell
     
  6. Gutrat

    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    bruce lee?

    or was he part asian, part freak?
     
  7. talksick

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    too much starcraft

    but seriously... i heard we lack the natual creatine that other races have more naturally
     
  8. Gutrat

    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    I don't know if your wrong...but that sounds like total bullshit. Oh, and I suppose black people have an extra muscle in their legs too?
     
  9. talksick

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    i guess we all have our pros and cons

    one the great things about being broly is when asian twigs see this 6'2'' monster walking by.. they just stare at me with this :eek3: look

    in a way it's a good thing to be the stereotypical small size imaged race
     
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    I think asians generally have the worse genes in terms of bodybuilding.
    Higher estrogen levels for one... I recall reading something like that before.
    Of course there are always exceptions.
     
  11. SteveO

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    blacks actually have been shown to have higher natural test levels than most white males.
     
  12. SteveO

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    and a small...

    aren't you asian?
     
  13. timberwolf

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    Yep. :hs:
     
  14. talksick

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    just look at the penis size

    black >
     
  15. SteveO

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    longest study ever
     
  16. Damn it Bobby

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    black people tend to have more fast twitch fibres and thinner hips
     
  17. bioyuki

    bioyuki Ich habe Angst

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    I have a decent amount of strength and definition...just no bulk.
     
  18. Damn it Bobby

    Damn it Bobby .

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    how many cals a day
     
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    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    Yeah, but they dont have an extra muscle... do they? :eek3:
     
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    I build strength and muslce easily and have long sexy legs. :dunno:
     
  21. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    I believe that they are somewhat genetically predetermined, but I've seen that it's the easiest to defy genetics during the period where your body grows the most: puberty. If you start lifting around 15-16 and develop good habits and discipline, the results seem like they're easier to obtain since you're training your body while it's still taking shape and before it's fully developed. Plus metabolism is usually better around those years for most people. I could be wrong :dunno: It just seemed that way to me when I was playing sports.
     
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    Something along those lines.
     
  23. M.A. Malone Esq.

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    he's a swimmer (and gay :mamoru: ), which gives reason to him being so.....defined.
     
  24. devilangel

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    while determining whos got the best/worst genetics, you can use that time to make the best out of it :hsugh:

    i know my being a smartass here, but i believe everyone has at least one good gene to work with..
     
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