I wonder what you thought of the whole “it’s just your genetics” conversation that always seems to accompany any talk about being “ripped”. I’ve heard several well-known trainers who’ve come right out and said that genetics has a lot to do with how well your body responds to diet and exercise. Then a handful of others have said the opposite – that it is possible to change the shape of someone’s body through diet and exercise. I get told all the time by people that the reason I mainly look the way I do is because my relatives are all thin and small-boned. When I try to argue with them and tell them prior to six years ago, I was thin on top and kind of dumpy on the bottom, they roll their eyes in disbelief. Some of them even wonder why I bother to workout the way I do. I’m on the fence about it; I believe that certain things like your skeletal frame is genetic and cannot be changed but can’t everyone benefit from cleaning up their diet and implementing some sort of exercise into their daily life? What do you think?