How can you see someone is genetically gifted for strength sports?
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"Genetically gifted" is kind of a subjective term, it's really all relative to who you compare one to. I would say that how naturaly strong a person is before ever weight training and how well they progress after starting weight training would be 2 important variables that would indicate how much potential one might have for strength sports. But again it's kind of subjective to say for sure that "this person is genetically gifted and that person isn't," as everyone probably has a different standard of judging one's genetic potential.
Usually you can tell when someone has no formal training and shows exceptional talent. When anyone has seen this, it is really a special moment because we all know how difficult sports are and when we see someone just own their sport without even trying...just amazing! I had a friend in HS who ran a 10.36 100m and had no form and could also long jump 24.4 and was 5-5! I thought I was gifted until a guy named Nate Robinson (plays for the Knicks and won nba slam dunk contest) broke my record for highest vertical leap and never even trained for it. I guess my point is that you cannot train natural talent, but you can help that person to achieve the unbelievable with the right work ethic and knowledge.
I can't say that I don't have any genetics, but I do feel that bbing is my calling. I truly believe that we all have 1 or 2 things, whether they be something scholastic or athletic that we are very special in, it is just up to us to figure that out. Funny thing is that I never even talked about bbing until i was doing my first show, so I was very fortunate to fall in love with such a sport.
Genetics in bodybuilding are easy to spot out. Structurally, a wide set of clavs with a narrow waist doesn't hurt. Muscularity wise, long and full muscle bellies that attach extremely low on their tendons really look pleasing. Symmetrical muscles. Fast metabolism, but also able to gain weight when necessary. Looks like we all know who this is....cough Phillip Heath lol.Did I mention that it is rare for African American dudes to grow calves.Well, Phils genes are so freaky that he has grown cows. I think Phil could eat 2 cheat meals a day and still be 240 lol..maybe a little too far but you get the picture.