Topic: The Sports Gene

Think Fulmine mentioned this one a couple of years ago. Brilliant read. If you ever wondered why you are shit at a particular sport or good at it, and didn't know why. This may offer some clues. Excellent research on a fascinating and ongoing subject.

http://thesportsgene.com/

'a face like a binmans glove... like a Sea Bream's anus...like a dill pickle in a cobblers handbag'

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I listened to Matthew Syed's book bounce. He's essentially saying that a lot of sport and genius likeactivity is mainly from learned behaviour and the right training and nuturing conditions.

A lot of what he says makes sense but you have to think that genes play a massive part in sporting talent and general excellence of things.

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My colleague mentioned his book too. If you have read that, you must read this one. Will give a slightly different view of things

'a face like a binmans glove... like a Sea Bream's anus...like a dill pickle in a cobblers handbag'

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The wife said Syed does talks at schools and he's a complete bell end.

Will defo give sports gene ago.

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placidcasual wrote:

The wife said Syed does talks at schools and he's a complete bell end.

Will defo give sports gene ago.

Sounds like it if his twatter bio is anything to go by.  Apparently he's a "Thought Leader"

"We are The Fall"

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Is Syed the one who went to war with chiro-cranks?

Good fella in my book.

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