Originally Posted by MarkI
I'm still not sure how much stock I actually put in genetics.
In my opinion it's everything; from a recovery, leverages, nervous system, and health perspective. At least in powerlifting. But everyone likes to say DUR genetics doesn't matter if you work hard you will achieve it, which is true to an extent but "it" is your natural genetic potential.
If you don't think genetics play a roll; look at the AC joint. Theres like 3-4 different genetic categories oh how your AC joint is constructed, one of them lets you bench elbows flared for your whole life without any problems.