Here’s an interesting article forwarded to us by Doctor B.
But the potential lesson of the new study would seem to be, he said, that we should closely monitor our body’s response to exercise. If after months of training, someone is not able to run any farther than he or she could before, maybe it is time to change the intensity or frequency of the workouts or try something else, like weight training. The genes that control the body’s responses to that activity are likely to be very different than those involved in responses to aerobic exercise, Dr. Wisloff said.
- Exercise (frequency, type, volume, intensity)
Will those things change your Genotype? Nope. But they can and will alter your Phenotype.
(“Phenotype” is an organism’s actual observed properties, such as morphology, development, or behavior.)
It’s because of the Phenotypes ability to adapt to stimuli that identical twins can be so different from each other.
So I’m going to keep tracking my numbers; lifts, met-con times, body weight, BioSig info, really any data I can grab.
I’m also going to respect my genotype, but adjust my workouts and life style to manipulate the hell out of Phenotype!