Pass it on, please.
In over 10,000 consults I’ve heard people say something like this. They think they’ll get a runner’s body by running. They think they’ll get influencer X’s body by training like influencer X. And all of that makes exactly as much sense as practicing a lot of basketball in order to become 7 feet tall.
Most body types were in NO WAY produced by the sport. It’s the other way around. The body type produced the prowess in the sport. Even in bodybuilding, there are guys who train the hell out of shoulders, press a metric ton, but will NEVER look vast through the shoulders because of a short collarbone. There is no hypertrophy which will change that. A narrow skeleton will NEVER be trained to look like a broad one. Most intermediate-advanced lifters outperform everything Arnold did in his heyday. But 99% of those guys don’t have a 50 inch rib cage at 14 years old.
If you are naturally a wee person, you may discover that you are an awesome runner. If you have a wingspan that is 10 inches more than your height, you may find you make a pretty good boxer, or swimmer, or grappler, or freakish deadlifter. I believe in the value of doing difficult things. BUT, some things are simply wasting your life. Training to have a skeleton you don’t have is a wasted life.
All you can do, and all you should do, is be the best version of YOU. That’s it. Have some tough conversations with yourself about food addiction, techno stress addiction, and life mismanagement.
Stop chasing after the seven foot frame. And simply get to your version of healthy and fit.
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