Steve Austin hates his shoulders!
And “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash hates his legs! They talk about it together in the video below.
Do you hate a certain body part that you just wish would grow faster? You’re not alone!
Even guys you wouldn’t think would be unhappy with their body…are! As Nash himself says, “It’s the beauty of genetics”.
Here are Austin and Nash discussing this on Steve’s podcast…
In my own study of this issue, I identified the following 6 factors as the genetic “ingredients” that influence your potential in the iron game:
(1) Somatotype – Ectomorph, mesomorph, or endomorph.
(2) Skeletal Formation -Big guys usually have broad shoulders, a small waist, and medium length limbs.
(3) Neuromuscular Efficiency – The higher the better.
(4) Muscle Fiber Density – The higher the better.
(5) Myostatin – A deficiency allows you to build more muscle faster (pro bodybuilders have a myostatin deficiency). more here
(6) Muscle Length – The longer the better.
For a more in-depth look at these factors, please read this post on bodybuilding genetics.
Before anyone gets depressed, see your genetics as a challenge, not a roadblock. I have crappy genetics for building muscle. 2 body parts responded a little better – pecs and biceps – and apart from that, everything else has simply been hard damn work over many years.
I’ve the wrong somatotype, skeletal formation, low muscle fiber density, and my myostatin levels are not deficient. However, I think I’ve done quite well. See my full transformation over the years in this post.
How did I do it? Years of not skipping workouts, logging and tracking every session to make sure I was progressing, getting enough food and protein every day, and taking sufficient rest between workouts.
My own experimentation as well as researching the real scientific literature on muscle-building culminated in what is called Targeted Hypertrophy Training (THT). Soon after I put it out on the web for free, people were writing to me telling me they were experiencing the same results.
Building muscle is a science. There shouldn’t be any guesswork. The right number of sets, the right frequency, the best exercises, the right rep range – it’s all been figured out. Download THT training right now for free. Pack on muscle and get results like these guys did.
DO YOU HAVE A BODY PART YOU’RE FRUSTRATED WITH? SHARE WITH ME BELOW. (And if you like(d) wrestling, what was your fav era?).
Train With Intensity!
P.S. How awesome did Rick Rude look back in the day?
But Steve was right – his wheels weren’t up to snuff. And those tights!