|Alfred G. Hitchcock|
Genetics are a lie. Get with the program.
So are you saying that if you trained as hard as Kenenisa Bekele you would be as fast as him? Of course not. Hard work plays an important role, but so does genetics.
There is a certain body/physique more speed friendly than others. We find that type of body/physique in abundance in those with roots to western Africa. Yes it is about genetics.
Blacks from western Africa do possess unique physical characteristics more suited for athlectic events that require speed, quickness, agility than those not from that region of the world.
Yes I kno... "well what about...
....what about them? For every Valery Borzov there are a ton of Bob Hayes, Jimmy Hines, Tommie Smith..etc etc etc etc etc.
TCU has had six black sub10.00 sprinters among their alumni, Asia-O, the white world-1.
|I want to fight your Dad.|
My parents were both skinny as hell in their 20's. Dad was 6-1, 140. Mom was 5-4, 100. I somehow ended up 6-2, 160 with massive quads. How this happened, I do not know.
Both claimed to be fast, but I doubt them.
You couldn't have paid my parents to run either for health or for competition. My dad was a good basketball and football player. My mum's family were unathletic, fat, and died early from heart troubles.
I have a cousin who did 1:54 for the 800 in a brief college career and a couple others who were "just finish" kinds of marathoners. I managed things like 15:33, 32:20 and 2:35 but never ran any distance above the 440 at better than 6:00 mile pace in high school and needed three years before I beat another runner who actually finished a race.
I'm a 37 year old female who recently ran 65:31 for 10 miles.
I'm the only one in my family who runs. I have no idea if my parents have any athletic ability, simply because they don't care about sports, and have never played anything. They both try to park at the far side of the parking lot, but that's pretty much the extent of their physical activity. Same holds true for my extended family (also a major history of diabetes on both sides).
|Not too shabby|
Both of my parents were basketball players and played small D2/D3 ball.
I doubt either of them (in their 50s) could now run 400 meters without stopping. My dad claims to have run a 11 second 100. Not sure if that was yards or meters.
By dad can still beat me at 1-on-1 basketball (that fade away jumper in our driveway is unstoppable). My mom now golfs and shoots mid 80s.
I, likewise, am just semi-athletic. Played football, baseball, and track in HS before focusing on running in college. 49/1:54 prs.
|Clue me in|
So are you saying that if you trained as hard as Kenenisa Bekele you would be as fast as him? Of course not. Hard work plays an important role, but so does genetics.[/quote]
What about genetics has anything to do with it?