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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 March 24, 2021

    8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

    8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

    We’ve all done it. We’ve gone out and bought useless gadgets that we don’t really need, just because they seemed really cool at the time. Then, we are stuck with a bunch of junk, and end up tossing it or trying to sell it on Ebay.

    On the other hand, there are some pretty awesome tech inventions that are actually useful. For instance, many of the latest home gadgets do some of your work for you, from adjusting the home thermostat to locking your front door. And, if used as designed, these tools should really help to make your life a lot easier—and that’s not just a claim from some infomercial trying to sell you yet another useless gadget.

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    Take a look at some of the most popular “smart gadgets” on the market:

    1. Smart Door Locks

    A smart lock lets you lock and unlock your doors by using your smartphone, a special key fob, or biometrics. These locks are keyless, and much more difficult for intruders to break into, making your home a lot safer. You can even use a special app to let people into your home if you are not there to greet them.

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    2. Smart Kitchen Tools

    Wouldn’t you just love to have a pot of coffee waiting for you when you get home from work? What about a “smart pan” that tells you exactly when you need to flip that omelet? From meat thermometers to kitchen scales, you’ll find a variety of “smart” gadgets designed to make culinary geeks salivate.

    3. Mini Home Speaker Play:1

    If you love big sound, but hate how much space big speakers take up, and if you want a stereo system that is no bigger than your fist, check out the Play:1 mini speaker. All you have to do is plug it in, connect, and then you can stream without worrying about any interruptions or interface. You can even add onto it, and have different music playing in different rooms.

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    4. Wi-Fi Security Cameras

    These are the latest in home security, and they connect to the Wi-Fi in your home. You can use your mobile devices to monitor what is going on in your home at all times, no matter where you are. Options include motion sensors, two-way audio, and different recording options.

    5. Nest Thermostat

    This is a thermostat that lives with you. It can sense seasonal changes, temperature changes, etc., and it will adjust itself automatically. You will never have to fiddle with a thermostat dial or keypad again, because this one basically does all of the work for you. It can also help you to save as much as 12% on heating bills, and 15% on cooling bills.

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    6. Smart Lighting

    Control your home lighting from your remote device. This is great if you are out and want to make sure that there are some lights on. It is designed to be energy efficient, so it will pay for itself over time because you won’t have to spend so much on your monthly energy bills.

    7. Google Chromecast Ultra

    Whether you love movies, television shows, music, etc., you can stream it all using Google Chromecast Ultra. Stream all of the entertainment you love in up to 4K UHD and HDR, for just $69 monthly.

    8. Canary

    This home security system will automatically contact emergency services when they are needed. This system offers both video and audio surveillance, so there will be evidence if there are any break-ins on your property. You can also use it to check up on what’s happening at home when you are not there, including to make sure the kids are doing their homework.

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