Well… is it just laziness, or not quite enough effort diet-wise or exercise wise, genetics for the poor few - or what?
What got me thinking was:
1/ Yesterday, whilst having one of my many shites of the day, i picked up a womans mag from one of my family members who had left it on the floor.
2/ The 2 logs i have been following fairly regularly, Fattyfat’s log… and The 280lb Bulk topic. Especially fattys log.
Now i find them both very inspiring, and it got me thinking about the motivation, determination and all that stuff that WILL result in those particular people realizing their goals, of that i am sure (Except the 280lb thing, but we have gone over that!)
As for point 1, here is the thought…
The magazine had a coloumn in by a woman who is a D list celeb and eternally fat (For the Brits here, it’s the fat, black one from big brother years ago… Alison something…)
And the coloumn was about “Diet Buddies” Join me in trying to shift those stubborn pounds: with treat of the week, low calorie microwave meal for one of the week… you get the gist.
Anyway, it got me thinking. To a bodybuilder (Either competing; amateur, professional or not, but very very serious) it doesn’t affect the final result - when they step on stage/the beach or whatever - what body-type they are.
Take a pure Endo-Morph for example, I bet this Alison is just a pure Endo-morph, but she has struggled with her weight for years… but a bodybuilder endomorph, they will have taken that into account and simply go lower on his/her carbs! Increase his/her cardio to 2+x daily, plus their lifting schedule! And boomph! 12-20 weeks later… 4-6% (Under 10% for the rest of us!)
Is it purely about the effort, dedication, motivation and DISCIPLINE that bodybuilders in general possess that set them apart from other the demographics that diet for aesthetic reasons*, and are some people like Alison just missing the mark by concentrating on “Treat of the week” (which is chocolate based BTW!), and trying to lose weight by the easiest means possible (therefore not achiving it!), OR is she likely to have that particular gene that makes her unable to lose weight once it is put on…?
Bear in mind, i am talking about the Endo type people out there, Apples. FAT. Obese. Gunts…ahem. (for the Brits - a Gunt is a Gut with a Cunt, or a cunt with a Gut, those women… you know!)
Not the poor fuckers that are so fat, they are being crushed under their own body, and cannot get out of bed, let alone their house without a crane…
*I want to justify why i chose Bodybuilders as the example of an endo-morph sportsman… It is because in all the other sports, endo-morphs who are successful are so usually BECAUSE of the extra weight, and do not diet/exercise down to the amazing condition that bodybuilding endo’s do. (although they do control their weight)
Take Hammer, Discus, Boxing even… the endo’s that compete have alot of muyscle, yes. But they are usually no leaner than 15% - which is not to be sniffed at, but for the purpose of the argument, i think you understand where i am coming from.
So which is it? A simple case of not enough discipline, or a genetic ruling that cannot be helped?