… Crossed my mind and I honestly have no idea so I thought i’d ask.
Hypothetical situation, lets say that you are initially a nerd, unathletic & uncoordinated and remain that way most of your life.
Eventually you stumble into the weight room sometime in college, you make great gains, form an impressive physique, you take up powerlifting get pretty damn strong and live quite a healthy lifestyle.
In your late 20’s, early 30s- you supplment with some Vitamin “S” to gain a youthful edge, but its only for your own sake not to gain a competitive edge. You’re disciplined, strong, fit, healthy, get regular blood work, and have reached well beyond your genetical potential.
It’s now your mid to late 30’s, you and the wife (who went through a similar transformation) have a child…
Would that child be destined to undergo the same transformation you endured (nerd to athlete) or would your full exploitation of your genetic potential pay off so that your child is naturally athletic/talented?
How much of that athleticism do you think is based not on genetic potential but rather being raised in a more strength oriented environment?