Genetics shape us in many ways, including our athletic potential. Just how important are genetics in athletic success? They certainly help and may even give you an athletic edge, but your genes alone won't win you any Olympics medals.
Allison Van Dusen, from Forbes.com, offers her insights on what it really takes to be an Olympic athlete in How To Train Like An Olympian.
Yes, genetics help, but it takes a lot more than just your genes to get to the podium.