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"polynesian bodies" – Why Polynesian bodies develop muscles better

The Polynesians are descendants of those first sailors who crossed the great waters and became the original inhabitants of the South Pacific Islands. To survive those long, cold ocean voyages, their Polynesian bodies evolved to develop maximum muscle-building capacity as a means of generating and preserving body temperature.

This was a direct adaptation to an environmental factor. Those that could not adapt died, while the survivors carried with them genetic advantages, creating a kind of hybrid body, capable of performing enormous feats of physical labor, with very few calories and very little water.

The colonization of the Pacific islands only encouraged the Polynesian body to propagate these genetic traits, as the early islanders literally dug their homes out of the forests with their bare hands. Taming wildlife and horticulture was a Herculean feat, and the scarcity of fresh water developed the need for the Polynesian body to store fluids efficiently.

These early evolutionary patterns form the basis of the contemporary Polynesian body. Allows Polynesian bodies:

1. Build muscle easily

2. Possess unique strength for massive capabilities

3. Withstand harsh environmental conditions more easily.

4. Enduring long periods with little food and little water

Unfortunately, these adaptations also mean that Polynesian bodies

1. Store excess energy more easily as body fat

2. Store excess water subcutaneously

3. Burn calories at a slower and more gradual rate

In the absence of the extreme physical labors performed by our Polynesian ancestors, and the abundant food in Western cultures, it’s no surprise that Polynesian bodies have a tendency to accumulate unsightly body fat. This storage of excess energy was a survival adaptation for the lean days prevalent in island cultures, but entirely absent in Western cultures.

Here are 3 of the best tips to improve a Polynesian body

1. Exercise, choosing intense weight training instead of cardio.

Polynesian bodies are designed to be exercised at maximum intensity. Once or twice a week is enough. If you weight train 5 or 6 days a week, I guarantee you can train twice as hard once or twice a week. Another way to look at it is this: if you can weight train for 90 minutes, I bet you can train harder for 40 minutes. Remember that you can train hard or you can train long, but you can’t do both. Always choose to train hard. Intense training triggers the release of muscle-building hormones into the bloodstream. Jane Fonda workouts no. Polynesian bodies respond well to incredibly intense training regimens performed less frequently.

2. Do not eat every day.

This one may surprise you, especially if you’re Polynesian, but it’s true. You may have heard that if you don’t eat every few hours, your body goes into starvation mode, blah blah blah. Who came up with this idea? Did they take the rest of the day off for such brilliance? That simply is not true. Polynesian bodies are descended from a genetic strain of humans that could survive for weeks without food or rest and very little water.

Early man tracked herds across vast expanses, on foot, and when they finally attacked their prey, they could somehow muster the strength and energy, in this depleted state, to run and kill a beast more than ten times its size. I know one thing for sure. Put a bunch of these early hominins in the NFL and they’d stomp the snot out of those juice heads. We need to harness that power and use the energy stored in the body.

The idea that you feel tired all the time and that you need to eat constantly to maintain your energy levels are fabrications of the weak modern mind that prevent us from exploiting the immensity of our true human potential.

3. Eat real, natural, unprocessed foods indigenous to the islands, and eat enough to be satisfied.

A Polynesian body can store more water, so drink plenty to discourage water retention.

Organic fruits, vegetables, seafood, coconut oil, taro, along with chicken, pork, and beef are the mainstays of the Polynesian diet. These are the foods that Polynesian bodies have adapted to assimilate efficiently over hundreds of years of evolution. Polynesians should not consume processed foods. Canned foods and commercially packaged foods combined with naturally high-fat Polynesian diets create metabolic chaos in the Polynesian body. Eliminate all processed and man-made foods gradually.

Through the evolutionary process of natural selection, Polynesian bodies may become the ultimate source of energy for building muscle, or an unsightly storage system for excess energy and water weight. Polynesian bodies can build muscle more efficiently because they have slightly lower metabolisms and a genetic propensity to store more water. More than 70% of muscle is water. This is a wonderful adaptation for gaining muscle mass, but a bit detrimental when the desire is to burn body fat and remove subcutaneous water. Polynesian bodies also possess a unique hormonal environment that allows muscle gain to take place more effectively. A gift to the contemporary Polynesian body from their ancestors who survived some of the most brutal ocean stresses.

To get closer to genetic potential, a Polynesian bodybuilder must train with extreme intensity, less frequently, control caloric intake and manage their water correctly.

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