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Really good article by James Krieger and Bret Contreras on individual differences - real eye opener!

https://bretcontreras.com/individual-differences-important-consideration-fitness-results-science-doesnt-tell/
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"Nope" what?
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For the vast majority of people, this does not apply. The authors actually dismiss their own premise- if the training methods employed by elite athletes are not appropriate for everyone else because everyone else doesn't have their genetics, then it is reasonable to conclude that there exists a number of training approaches that are appropriate for those everyone else's. Until a trainee is at the point of almost non-existent diminishing results, the idea of completely individual-specific routines will lead to routine-hopping every few weeks in an attempt to find the "perfect" routine, sabotaging results altogether.

Throughout every biology, anatomy, comparative anatomy, physiology and kinesiology class I've taken, there was only one textbook edition per class because the similarities between people are so great that the same basic facts, data, and approaches were appropriate for 99% of the population. -3X
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For the vast majority of people, this does not apply. The authors actually dismiss their own premise- if the training methods employed by elite athletes are not appropriate for everyone else because everyone else doesn't have their genetics, then it is reasonable to conclude that there exists a number of training approaches that are appropriate for those everyone else's. Until a trainee is at the point of almost non-existent diminishing results, the idea of completely individual-specific routines will lead to routine-hopping every few weeks in an attempt to find the "perfect" routine, sabotaging results altogether.

Throughout every biology, anatomy, comparative anatomy, physiology and kinesiology class I've taken, there was only one textbook edition per class because the similarities between people are so great that the same basic facts, data, and approaches were appropriate for 99% of the population. -3X


I agree that we are generally much more similar than we are different, but I don't see how the authors dismiss their own premise, since all they are, essentially, saying is that research is a great starting place but that individual differences should be taken into consideration.

For example, some women decrease their NEAT so much when they do cardio, that the overall TDEE ends up being lower, while the opposite happens for others. If, on average, NEAT results in higher TDEE, should EVERYONE do cardio? What about the people who find that their TDEE ends up being lower?
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Absolutely everyone should do cardio- despite minimal differences in energy expenditure, if someone is looking to create a calorie debt, there's only two ways to do that- eat less or be more active. Avoiding cardio because it may make a 1-3% difference in energy expenditure is nonsense. -3X
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