Monday, June 23, 2008

"Your Genes aren't your fate..."

Read this - then think - and then rinse and repeat...

Genes become the excuse for everything and as powerful as they are they are only "switches" to a certain extent. (Could get into a very deep rabbit hole here of quantum physics and wave vs. particle type of discussion in relation to gene expression but let's keep it simple shall we...)

We influence which position the "switches" (ie. our genes) are in by the lifestyle we lead.

Very interesting stuff

Training 6/23/2008

Snatch grip DL
255 x 5, 235 x 5
Side Press
80 x 5+5, 70 x 5+5

16kg VO2 Max Snatch - 8 reps per 15 sec. x 40 sets

Easier to hit 40 today than it was to hit 30 the other day - nice progress.


Anonymous said...


Thanks for the link! Keep it healthy.

Brett Jones said...

Great to have you stop by - your blog is one of the only I check on a daily basis.

Mike T Nelson said...

Good info!

I think of genetics as the cards you are dealt. We may not be able to throw them back and get new ones (yet), but we can control how we play them--so that should be our focus.

Rock on
Mike N

Mark Reifkind said...

nice job on the vo2 brett and thanks for doing in , like, 2 workouts what it took me 6 months to wave up to , da man.

Franz Snideman said...

Cool, you mean I can be as strong as Kenneth Jay!

Just kidding!
I agree Brett. Most people use the "genetics" excuse way too much!

Nice post!

Brett Jones said...

Thanks Mike, Rif and Franz - but thank Mark Sisson for providing the information.

Franklin said...

A very encouraging article as cancer runs very high in my family history .. thanks for the post!

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