6/29/11 - “Is Fitness All in the Genes?”

Are some people just born to be stronger, faster, more slim, or toned than others? Is our fitness largely out of our control? I personally have to work extremely hard for my results, and often I notice with little effort, some can maintain their performance without as much training.

As I worked through these thoughts in my head I found a very interesting article from the NY Times on genetics and fitness. Check it out! I really think you will gain some very useful and informative knowledge.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/is-fitness-all-in-the-genes/#more-48695

An important caveat to this article is that the subjects were prescribed various aerobic exercises, and change was noted for various indicators of overall fitness. Our training, luckily, is a more metabolic prescription that demands a more complex response from your body. Interesting nonetheless..

Just a little post workout lounging.

Come on Thursday and let us know what you think is fitness genetic?

Annie Mello
————-

Thursday’s Workout:

Complete the following for time:
1.5 Mile run
30 KB Power Cleans
30 KB Front Squats
**Partition as needed