If you look for excuses, you will find them. People who are into fitness talk about it all the time, "He's huge because he has great genetics", "She will never make many gains because genetically, she is just not built for it". Here's the thing, having great genetics or the lack thereof does not have to be the deciding factor as to whether you work toward transforming your body or not. Let's just get this out of the way right now. Everyone has a body part that they just don't like. Everyone has a problem spot that can sometimes be discouraging. EVERYONE, even some of the greatest bodies around have flaws. Hey, what about this...not all bodybuilders have great genetics! Now that's out of the way, so let's focus on what can be changed in order for your body to transform, genetically gifted or not.
When you are the average individual with the average body, like most people, you must work with the "hand you were given", right? So what you must learn to do, is find things about your body that can be enhanced to play on the illusion of what you are not gifted. For instance, if your shoulders are the problem, they are rounded or just don't seem to develop the way you would like, you can create the illusion that you have broad shoulders by toning the shoulder area to define your muscles. Also, work to tone and minimize the abdominals and build the chest and back muscles. This literally tricks the eye and mind into believing your shoulders are wider simply by building up and leaning out the areas around them. Broadening the chest and back muscles, while losing fat around the abdominals will create the V taper bodybuilders are known for.
Building a body that transforms easily feels almost effortless. But your greatest joy comes from conquering difficulties. When you work through the challenges of stubborn body parts, you will see results.
It's so easy to use "genetics" as an excuse to give up and not go the distance. If your goal is to become a bodybuilder or to transform areas of your body, the only way you are going to succeed is to follow through. When you have problem areas that are hard to develop or change, those are the areas that you should train most. An example of this; people who love to train the upper body but never train their legs. They usually have a great upper body, with broad shoulders, wide back and chest but as you move down to the lower body, it's much smaller and undeveloped. The problem is, they spend more time training the areas they love since these areas develop easily and they neglect what's more of a struggle. You must train the entire body. When a body part is lacking, don't ignore it. You should spend time utilizing different exercises and weights to shock those muscles into growth. Also, train with intensity and keep a positive attitude. Don't neglect a muscle group or body part that you are convinced will not change. Don't give up your desire to change your body just because someone told you that you don't have the genetics to change it. If an area is tough, you need to get tougher and push your limits. You will be surprised how simply breaking through that barrier of excuses, will transform your body and your life.