I believe there is some connection between gene expression and resistance training. Depending on your genetics, you may need more rest between sessions for recovery. Sometimes you might need more of a certain training modality because of how your body responds to exercise, and genetics could be one of many factors that come in to play. We all come in different shapes and sizes and because of that each resistance training program should be slightly unique. That being said there are certain methods that everyone should utilize for the greatest benefit. For example everyone should start small with more functional movements before easing in to intense or isolated exercises.
Genetics certainly plays a role the processes that regulate all skeletal muscle. Although I would not bank success on genetics, they certainly can contribute substantially to certain individuals. For example, look at elite endurance athletes whom have a type 1 fiber dominant ratio that is impossible to obtain. No matter how well you train one can only attain certain biological limits that is restricted by our DNA.
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Great answers. The response to resistance overload may vary depending on one’s genetic distribution of type I and type II muscle fibers. But resistance training is something everyone should do. 1-3 sets of 8-12 RM in a balanced major muscle group routine is something that’s appropriate for all of us who are capable, and interested in maintaining optimal fitness.
The general consensus takes the cake here! Of course resistance training has nothing to do with genes or gender. Recovery and physical adaptation to exercise, however, are largely influenced by genetics (distribution of muscle fibers like Daniel said, for example). So we may could say that one’s capacity to benefit from resistance training can potentially be limited by these factors (genes and gender).
Excellent point made here, Leondro!
Genes- Athleticism related? Given it is a challenge between many people yes.
Genes- Personal related? In the gym you have no one to scale against but yourself. Get clients to challenge their own time, reps, sets, weight they’re putting up etc.
It wont matter how good their genes are when against themselves.