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What characterizes an athletic body type?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Genes ; development: Aerobic fitness is acquired by endurance training, physical strength by resistance training. Different people have different genetic potentials for different sports. Playing one or more sports is great if you like it, but even my own sports hero joe montana agrees that it's not something into which one should force an unwilling kid who's prefer the books or a hobby that could become a career.

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