Are Athletic Abilities Genetic?

Have you ever watched the Olympics, or any other sporting event, and marveled at the things that superstar athletes can do? It is nothing short of amazing how fast some people can run, how strong their bodies are, and how much skill and endurance they have. It is natural to wonder how these people are able to do what they do, and to wonder if athletic ability is genetic. It appears as though to some extent, genetics does play a role in athletic ability. There is no one “athletic gene”, rather there are genes that affect different parts of our … Continue reading