Lost my six pack after working so long, health deteriorating

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Jun 9 23 Comments

How do people who maintain their six packs do it

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  • Salesforce op
    Typically I just buy the next one at Trader Joe's.
    Jun 9 3
    • Google / Eng
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      I came here for this.
      Jun 9
    • Uber
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      I came here for this - “I came here for this.”
      Jun 9
    • Salesforce op
      Happy for you guys.
      I am off to Costco for my 24 pack.
      Jun 9
  • F5 Networks bhai-log
    By leaving Amzn - toxic place. Leave it and have a life
    Jun 9 0
  • Facebook public2
    Working out about 2 hours everyday and eating well.
    Jun 9 2
    • Google cEMj22
      How do you manage that at Facebook
      Jun 9
    • Facebook public2
      Incredibly easily. There are multiple gyms and chefs that prepare food. Block your calendar, go to the gym, and eat more of the green color coded food than the red.
      Jun 9
  • New / IT x314159
    Amzn was rough to work at. No social life in the Alexa team
    Jun 9 0
  • SpaceX ex-banned
    Maintaining packs is too hard !
    Reward:effort ratio not worth attempting IYKWIM, unless you are into modelling

    Rather aim for -
    musculoskeletal strength
    cardiovascular fitness
    Aesthetics

    All in order of decreasing priority.
    Maintaining first two while working full time is not difficult, real deal is preparing healthy meals.

    It almost feels like running product assembly line. Maintaining supply chain of groceries, pre planning recipes that can hit macros and micros, running feedback loop every weekend are more excruciating than adding one more plate/rep
    Jun 9 5
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      How is strength more important than cardio? Cardio has a massive impact on the brain and immune system and sexual health and all the good stuff you need to be a happy human being in the modern world despite what the /fit/ memes would lead you to believe
      Jun 9
    • SpaceX ex-banned
      Here we go again...

      In the fraternity of fitness enthusiasts there are three kinds of people

      Powerlifters - musculoskeletal only
      Body builders - ^ + cardio
      CrossFitters - Almost only cardio

      Cardio definitely delivers great impact on overall fitness, increases VO2 max output, helps removing cardiac plaque, decreases resting HR, increases endurance, results in better level of hormones, enhances sexual performance.

      However, if one is into sports or just starting the fitness journey, building muscles and increasing strength is more important. Strength training results in higher bone density, better posture, balance and aesthetics. Larger muscle mass helps burning more fat, increases metabolism.

      Key is to know where you are, what are your goals and how your body responds to training.

      As long as pound town is concerned,

      Cardio will increase your minutes.
      While strength training will increase intensity of thrusts and of course will get you more of it !
      Jun 9
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      Here we go again with the copypasta. Good cardio is also good strength training and vice versa when you are starting up but more cardio oriented stuff like running (not treadmill), biking, kickbox, rowing etc. help with strength training much more than the other way around
      Jun 9
    • SpaceX ex-banned
      Prove the plagiarism, I shall quit blind !
      Jun 9
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      It might as well be. Most of those points I first kept seeing around on /fit/ before it spread all over the web and now became the 'common sense'
      Jun 9
  • Dropbox / Eng
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    Isn’t six pack mostly just eating well and not too much?
    Jun 9 1
    • Google Jassar
      That’s six bones 😁
      Jun 9
  • Twitter Oomnj
    Turn the question around - how do people still still find time to get promotions at their work while focusing on their body
    Jun 9 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
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    Drinking less
    Jun 9 0
  • Clover Health sses
    "Alexa, remind me to leave the office every weekday at 5pm."
    Jun 9 0
  • Airbnb / Eng plumbing
    Lose fat. In order to lose fat, burn more calories than you consume
    Jun 9 1
    • Tesla Hdhaga
      This won’t get you a six pack per se though - there’s a risk of becoming ‘skinny fat’ if you don’t do any resistance training and just cut calories.
      Jun 9
  • Tesla Hdhaga
    You literally have to prioritize your health over work. That’s how you maintain a 6 pack.
    Jun 9 0