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10+ Unbelievable Before & After Fitness Transformations Show How Long It Took People To Get In Shape2017-05-18 08:42:51
Back in 2015, at the height of the notorious ‘dad bod’ craze, people started to realize that Drake was ripped. He had been training for over 3 years, but the world only noticed when his Instagram page suddenly started heating up. Like most other things Drake has turned into a trend, his followers flocked to gyms around the world on a quest to get ‘swoll’ like Champagne Papi.
Now, this is not to say that everyone who takes fitness seriously these days is doing it because of Drake, but it’s clear that ‘making gains’ is back in style, and people are going from skinny to shredded faster than half of us can blink. If it’s done right, building muscle can actually prolong your lifespan and improve cardiovascular and bone health – as well as increase your chances of people sliding in the DM. Faster isn’t always better, though. Each person inherits different strengths and weaknesses from the gene pool, so it’s important to take your time and found out what works for your unique body. To dispel that last little thought in your head, no – steroids are never a good option, unless you want to add the increased risk of heart disease and stroke to your routine.
Here at Bored Panda, we decided to compile a list of people who bulked up big-time, and barely look like the same people in their ‘before’ photos. We’ve also included the timespan of their progress, but keep in mind that everyone builds at a different pace! Vote for your favourite transformations below, and upload your own at the bottom.
President Donald Trump has some rather curious thoughts about many things, including the wind which he sees as deceitful and space travel which he suspects is a lot easier than anyone else, including NASA, is aware. Hes recently been pondering about exercise and human biology, and suffice to say, it hasnt gone well.
Buried in a recent New Yorker article about his potential impeachment and removal from office, a little nugget of brain-numbing idiocy could be found. Other than golf, it reads, he considers exercise misguided, arguing that a person, like a battery, is born with a finite amount of energy.
We know science is not Trumps strong point. This is a man who thinks vaccines and autism are mysteriously linked, that historical cuts to medical research wont do any damage, and that climate change only exists if you really believe it does, like Neverland.
Still, this particular opinion of his is rather extreme in its silliness. Instinctively, everyone knows this isnt true humans dont simply switch off when they run out of charge, never to be reactivated. If that were true, then Olympian athletes would be dropping like flies, but theyre not.
Sure, exercise does use energy up. Merely existing does. The nutrients required to produce energy in the human body can be easily replaced with access to food and water. Trumps assertion that our energy source will run out regardless of anything is akin to saying that humans have a finite number of breaths, and when we get to a million, well just stop and bite the dust.
In fact, if you exercise enough and build up your muscle mass, you become physically stronger. You can move more rapidly and efficiently; in general, you need to respire less for each movement you make. In effect, you will have enhanced your energy supply, in a manner of speaking.
Exercise, even moderate bursts of it, also improves blood circulation to the brain, which improves cognition and mood. This may be something that the sleep-deprived and considerably lazy Commander-in-Chief should probably keep in mind.
Anyway this is patently ridiculous. It shall be added to the increasing catalogue of anti-scientific things that have tumbled out of the mouths of Trump and the dubious members of his administration, and those belonging to his wider political party.
What well-established scientific fact are they going to ruin next? Will the White House announce that gravity is optional? Is asthma going to be suddenly linked to the rise of fake news? Place your bets now, ladies and gentlemen.
Let’s get one thing straight: people don’t want to be bothered, let alone hit on, at the gym. It’s sweaty, it’s smelly, and no one has their makeup or hair done. The gym is a place to just put on headphones, focus on improving yourself, and tune the rest of the world out.
A new smartphone app called Gymder is aiming to change the atmosphere of the gym from a place of solitude to an all out social get-together. After you create a profile on the app, it shows you other Gymder users nearby that you can meet. Sound familiar? It’s a way to find workout buddies, share tips, and find people who are as annoyingly enthusiastic about keeping their bodies right and tight as you are.
So…this is basically a dating app, right?
In their press release, Gymder asserts that it’s not a dating app by stating,
GYMDER is a Munich-based company with focus on social fitness. Its flagship product is a free location based discovery app that uniquely connects people in a fitness context. Thereby users can find each other and train together anytime and anywhere. The GYMDER team includes fitness lovers that have found motivation in each other and celebrated success together. Besides, the team includes experienced and passionate counterparts that have a joint vision and strongly believe that GYMDER will transform fitness.
However, according to Gizmodo, someone from Gymder’s press described the app as “Instagram/Tinder for athletes” (blech). Not to mention Gymder sounds exactly like Tinder and they are both used to “connect” people. Huh.
If that description alone doesn’t give you a reason to avoid the download button, according to Gizmodo, Gymder requires access to all your photos, and without this access, you won’t show up in the location-based home screen that shows other users nearby. The app is also designed more like Grindr than Tinder in the way that there’s no swiping left of right – just a home screen with a bunch of floating heads to find.
Notice how every person in this picture is physically fit and gorgeous. Suspicious.
If even after learning about those creepy features, you’re still curious about how the app could work for you, check out this Gymder trailer.
Oh, is this what the gym is for? We had no idea. Good to know.
Contradictions aside, download Gymder at your own risk. We’re not sure what they do with all the location data and photos it collects. If you use it, be sure of everyone’s intentions. This non-dating, dating app could be just an easier way for people to ogle you at the gym.
Have fun with your new “workout” buddy!