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Genetically Challenged

Genetically Challenged

    It’s probably no secret to you.  Some people were born with good DNA.  Nothing they ever do seems to have any negative implications on their physique.  They eat what they want, their training programs seem to be haphazard and yet they still have the body of an all star athlete.  How can this be?

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    It’s all in your genes.  Take a look at your parents.  Chances are you have a similar body type to the ones they had during they’re years growing up.  Does this mean you should blame your parents for that spare tire you have around your waste.  The answer is, maybe.  Let’s take a look at the three main body types.

    Ectomorph – The Skinny Geek; no matter how much he eats and eats he never seems to gain any weight.  He can spend hours at the gym every week with very little muscle to show for his efforts.  This body type is typically built for running long marathons and swimming.  It’s the light frame and the lack of dense muscle that allows them to be light on their feet and in the water.

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    Endomorph – The Fat Geek; from day one this poor soul has it rough.  Dieting has minimal effects and the endless hours of cardio performed seem to be taking him nowhere fast.  His body type was built for the couch.  On a positive note, his slow metabolism would allow him to survive longer than his skinny counterpart if they were ever trapped on a desert island without food.

    Mesomorph – The Lucky Bastard; this guy doesn’t need to do much to see results in the gym.  Body fat melts off him like it does bacon in a frying pan.  Just looking at dumbbells can pack pounds of lean muscle on his already stone cut physique.  This body was built for speed and sport.

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    Well since you cannot pick who your parents are what is there to do about it?

    Before beginning any type of fitness routine it is important to understand who you are and what you’re made of.  You’re going to need the stones to stand up to your own DNA.  Understand that there is no magic workout or exercise.  If you train like Matthew McConaughey you will not look like Matthew McConaughey.

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    On the other hand this does not mean you cannot do anything about it.  It does however mean you will have to work harder than someone who may have drawn the long end of the straw in the genes department.  When you get right down to it your success in the gym has to do with the amount of intensity you put into it.  Follow this with some perseverance and hard work.

    Become relentless in your quest to beat your genetics and you will someday do it.

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    Last Updated on September 17, 2018

    10 Reasons Why You Should Get Naked More Often

    10 Reasons Why You Should Get Naked More Often

    Getting naked is often thought of as an act that should only be reserved for intimacy—and even then some get squirmy! Many people are more comfortable believing that the more clothes you are wearing the better. However, getting naked more often can have great benefits for you. Here are 10 great reasons to get naked more often:

    1. It burns more fat.

    Your body’s main supply of brown adipose tissue (BAT), or good fat cells, are located around your shoulder blades and neck. When your body is exposed to the elements and is cooler, the BAT proliferates and essentially kills the white adipose tissue, aka bad fat cells. So, not wearing any clothes helps promote this and makes you healthier.

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    2. You’ll become comfortable with who you are.

    Self-acceptance is hard to come by today. Ask anyone you know and see if they are happy with themselves. Chances are they will say they are too fat, not pretty, and find all of the flaws that they can. In reality, others do not see this. They see that you are beautiful. When you begin to get naked, you learn to appreciate your body and realize how beautiful you really are.

    3. It saves you money.

    Being naked more often saves on buying new clothing since you are wearing nothing a lot of the time. Be careful when you are in public, though—you may have to put on some clothes!

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    4. It increases your immune system.

    Being naked and getting exposure to the sun’s rays actually increases your body’s vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is directly related to your immune system. When you have optimal levels of vitamin D, your body’s immune system is impeccable, and you will be better equipped to ward off viruses, including the common cold and flu. So go lay outside naked on your private balcony or in your yard.

    5. It makes you face your fears head on.

    People cringe today when you mention the words “get naked.” They are so afraid of it—and today’s children are so ingrained with this—that they must wear layer upon layer to deal with their body image. However, when you are naked, you face your fears of body image and self-acceptance, experiencing some of the best moments of your life.

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    6. You will feel better in your clothes.

    When you do wear clothes (because not everyone has yet accepted being naked in public), you will start to choose clothing that accentuates the parts of your body that you love. You will begin to notice that maybe that muumuu does not flatter your beautiful curves and start wearing clothes that you love.

    7. You will embrace vulnerability.

    When you put yourself out there, it is a natural reaction to have fear and worry. However, this is an opportunity to embrace being vulnerable. It allows you to think and get down to the core of what really matters and what is of importance to you. When you strip away all of the excess, you are 100% you and willing to take on anything that comes your way.

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    8. You will show the world the real you.

    Today, we have many ways of altering our appearance from our true body image when we wear clothing. Some people alter their image so much that they fear getting naked with the person they love. It seems crazy that this could even happen; however, the rise in use of breast-enhancing bras and Spanx products has put this idea into people’s minds. This all goes back to being comfortable with your true body image. If a person really does love you, then they should not love you based upon your image. If they do, then you may even decide that the ever-so-uncomfortable leggings that go up above your waist to hold in all of the imperfections may not be worth it after all.

    9. You will have fun.

    Well, this could go in all sorts of directions. But when you are comfortable with your naked body and see it as being flattering, then life is more fun. You start realizing that you are beautiful and are willing to do more things that you probably would not have done otherwise—with and without your clothes on.

    10. You can have intercourse with the lights on.

    Many people are self-conscious about the way they look and decide that the less lighting the better when they are intimate with their partner. It’s nothing new. If you survey your best friends, you will probably come to this conclusion too. They may say that it even gets awkward, because they are more concerned with what their partner thinks of their body than just having and enjoying amazing intercourse. When you love the way you look naked, you will also want to have your partner see you at your best.

    What are you waiting for? Start spending more time in the buff today and begin to change the way you think about your body.

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