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Myth-Busting: Why 'Bad Genetics' is a Bad Excuse | PD Podcast Ep.68

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Today we are busting even more myths with the second episode in our myth-busting series. We're digging into why 'bad genetics' is a bad excuse. Listen in as Alex, Sue, and Austin talk about their own genetics, how we handle clients that believe this myth, and the power of your mindset.

As always, it is our goal not only to supply you, the listener, with valuable insights on the topics or questions but also to plant some seeds for further research and thought. Without further ado, let's get into today's episode.


(0:00) Intro

(2:12) What do we think of OUR genetics? Have our views changed over time?

(12:27) How do we handle clients who believe they have bad genetics? (self-limiting beliefs)

(18:54) Some science behind genetics and epigenetics

(21:09) What are somatotypes? Are they important when designing training programs?

(30:07) What is a non-responder? Is that a real thing?

(39:57) Can you change your genetics over time?

(42:11) The power of mindset and self-belief

(51:26) Wrap-up

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