I would have to say that you find out how “genetically gifted” you are by running into your limits, same as everyone else.
Of course, gifted is entirely contextual, as a person gifted with the ability to hyperplase slow twitch muscle probably doesn’t belong in a shotput competition.
Each of us has tried a bunch of stuff out, found out how far we can go, how heavy we can lift, how often we can lift and under differing conditions such as little or no sleep, lack of adequate food no supplementation or the reverse of those situations.
When you narrow down exactly what it you want to accomplish, and learn the skills to accomplish it, you can begin get an understanding of how gifted you by how long it takes to get where you wanted to be as compared to someone else or a a population of someone-elses.
That’s the general you, not you, you.
Most of us are not genetically gifted. That’s what gifted means - unusually lucky to get big just from picking your nose. We are average. What takes us out of average-ness is the amount of effort we’re willing to put into using what we’ve got and make something more out of it.
The best genetics in the world won’t do anything for you if all you use them for is slouching back and forth to kitchen to get another beer and nachos.
Screw genetics. Hard work and knowledge is what makes the difference.[/quote]
Thank you, that’s more along the lines of a response that I had hoped for.
I agree about hard work and knowledge, which is why I made this post, I want to have the knowledge to not waste my hard work. I think that’s pretty sensible
I guess my questions can only be answered by trial and error, if only things were as simple as asking questions!