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    Updated on Sep 3, 2018. Posted on Feb 26, 2018

    We Got A Workout And Diet Plan Based On Our Genes And It Totally Worked

    No pain, no gain.

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    Working out can be a pain in the ass, but it's also the absolute best way to stay healthy and in shape.

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    But wouldn't it be great if you could maximize your efforts?

    Watch these men diet and exercise based on their individual genetics!

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    That's why Juan and his boyfriend, Kane, agreed to get their DNA tested with FitnessGenes. That way they could each get a diet plan and a workout plan based on their individual genetics.

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    Juan is Latino and Kane is Asian. They were curious to see how race affected the way their bodies reacted to food.

    Ryann and Gadiel also agreed to do the testing. Ryann said he felt like weight had always been an issue in his family.

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    "We eat a lot of fried foods. Old habits are hard to break."

    And Gadiel said he works all day so it's hard to prepare his meals everyday.

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    Then there's the donuts his coworkers often bring in. "I can't say no to donuts!"

    So they all spit into a little plastic tube to be sent out to a lab that would tell them all about their fitness DNA.

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    FitnessGene is a DNA testing and interpretation company that tells you how to best exercise and eat based on your goals.

    It turned out both Ryann and Juan had a gene where they tend to overeat.

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    They also had issues controlling hunger, as well as the amount of food they consumed. It made total sense to Ryann.

    The results also determined that Gadiel and Juan both metabolized caffeine quickly, which meant they usually end up crashing.

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    And, since Kane wanted to bulk up, the test determined he needed to eat more before he worked out so he could do it effectively.

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    Ryann also found out that he had a natural athletic ability. Wooo!

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    At the beginning of the two-month journey, all the men started out strong. They were pumped and ready to go.

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    A couple of weeks in, the guys were getting into the workouts, but that didn't mean they were getting any easier.

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    Before they knew it, Kane said Juan became somewhat of a chef when it came to their new (healthier) diet.

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    Juan even cut out dairy completely after the test confirmed he was lactose intolerant.

    And Gadiel proved to be the ultimate hypeman when it came to keeping their motivation up in the gym.

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    On the seventh week, they looked at their results. Juan was up first and he lost 10 pounds and a decent amount of body fat.

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    He said, "It's something that I've been meaning to do for awhile. It was great to see I could make so much improvement in two months."

    For Kane, the goal was to add muscle, and he totally did.

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    All the guys agreed that he was noticeably buffer.

    Gadiel was shocked to discover he had dropped 19 pounds.

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    Ryann said, "Gadiel has just lost a small child." LOL!

    And, even though Ryann feared he hadn't done very well, he ended up losing 9 pounds!

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    Now he's way more conscious about his diet than he ever was.

    The guys agreed that this was a cool way to get to know their bodies better, so they could maximize the way they work out, and the things they eat.

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    Kane said, "Having this as an additional piece that you can add to your knowledge is great."