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How do you stay fit these days? ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโ›น๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿ’ฏ

sarthology profile image Sarthak Sharma ใƒป1 min read

For developers, staying fit is as important as learning new skills in the market. Because most of our days we spend sitting at a table, staring at a screen. Though I tried my best to work out regularly sometimes life throws things at you that you can never predict and have to stop. But you can always start again. These days are good, as I'm back to my routine and working out, so I thought why not ask you all, how do you folks stay fit?

I'm personally into weight lifting and do running occasionally.

So How do you stay fit I'm curious. Tell me your fitness mantra in the comment section below.

and and and ...

If you don't, check this article to keep your eyes healthy, this for your brain or check out this Open Source app we created to Workout while working "Brogrammers". Trust me you will ๐Ÿ’œ it.

Thanks, see you next week.

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Manpreet virk

I go for a Morning Walk ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธand also prefer exercising at home sometimes.

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jastuccio

Good old burpees!

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Mickaรซl

My nightmare !! It make me think to Insanity #ShaunT

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Margo McCabe

I second that!

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Sarthak Sharma Author

As in ๐Ÿถ?

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Eric Butler

If my dog didn't have to walk around the neighborhood twice a day I'd barely leave my desk chair. ๐Ÿ˜„ He's the only reason I haven't gained 20 pounds this past year.

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Pavel Kovar

I was a gym person in past, but due to coronavirus, I had to find out the different ways how to stay fit and release some steam. For me, walking around works great. I have advantage of a great area 100m from my house where I can walk on fields, woods and be alone for a while

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Pavel Kovar

next to my house

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Lucky you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Flowstate is an awesome Forem community dedicated to fitness if anyone is interested! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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lee

Yes! Thanks - I totally agree!! ๐Ÿ˜บ

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saurav sharma

recently rejoined the gym after lockdown. Feels great to be back in action ๐Ÿ’ช

gym

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Nice a weight lifter too.

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Aum Siwaphat

I do exercise in the morning every day.
5 rep of push up and 100 for sit up at.
and at least 30 min for cardio (sometimes I run, sometimes I cycling and do body project youtube.com/results?search_query=b...)
I have been doing this for more than 3 years.
Due to the first year, I'm working as a developer I had never do the workout until I got influenza.
That situation teaches me, working out is an important task to do.

As a developer, I like to work out in the morning not after work.
After work, I personally keep continiue doing a long task and I don't want to stop it (Deep work).

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Jan Kรผster

Shadow boxing workouts (YT Sean Fagan) and when I warmed up enough body weight exercises (YT Mark Lauren) or resistant bands (YT Undersun Fitness). About three times a week. The YT Channels are good starting points but you better get good literature.

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relativelyrehan • Edited

I often go for evening jogging to a nearby park๐Ÿ˜‡
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Der Sascha

Woha where ist this Park located. It is very nice!

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relativelyrehan

It is in Chandigarh, India. This city has many beautiful parks and forest area within city ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‡

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Woah! What a beautiful park.

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Jean-Christophe Helary

Don't eat too much, walk to work, sleep early.

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Andrew Schimelpfening

Walking to work is easy for me right now since Iโ€™m working from home. I do really need to work on the sleeping early part though. ๐Ÿ˜…

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Jean-Christophe Helary

I've never been a sports type, and humans as a species is functionally made to walk. So the rewards you get from just walking (no need to power walk, except when you're late in the morning ;-) ) are just huge, in terms of physical health but also in terms of mental health.

I'd put some virtual money on it being easier to go to bed early if you take the time to walk around the block about 1h a day... ;-)

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Eating less definitely a good choice.

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Jean-Christophe Helary

Past 50, you want to be careful with your "inputs" :-)

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Andrew Schimelpfening

Anybody else into climbing?

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Rock climbing?

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Andrew Schimelpfening

Yep, I climb in the gym a few days a week, and once itโ€™s warm enough Iโ€™ll climb on real rock most weekends.

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Wow, that so cool.

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Ryan Hunter • Edited

Covid quarantine really played a number on all of our fitness, as gyms are closed, but that's understandable. I've gotten success with adding 3 things, particular # 2 & 3 below which I can do while at work coding.

(1) I walk for about a hour at nights, when there are not a lot of ppl around . (I'm in a residential low crime area of Toronto GTA; I cover only one ear while listening to an audio-book, podcast, or music).

(2) I purchased online a standing desk; I got one wide enough & strong enough to support 2 monitors and a laptop. My goal is to stand at least 1/3rd the day while I'm coding. Cost me CDN$220.

(3) I bought an under desk mini exercise cycle for $99 online. I pedal at least a couple hours daily while seated and coding. Ensure you have a desk tall enough so you don't keep knocking your knees on the desk underside as you pedal; you will need a rubber mat to put the exercycle on to prevent it sliding away. ( See amazon.ca/Stamina-Products-15-0141... )

As best as I can I try to do burpees, pushups, and situps at least every other day in the mornings. Forgot to mention doing planks daily.

Also, I try to limit the carbs I eat, and eat more veggies. I try (but often fail) to get 7.5 hours of sleep per night, and I leave my phone and electronics in another room to get more restful sleep.

I currently Work from Home at the kitchen table, in full view of my refrigerator and pantry (very bad idea if like me you have low self discipline). During quarantine when my fully stocked refrigerator and I were "imprisoned" together for hours, my fridge "lost weight" and I gained weight. ๐Ÿ˜” I now try to eat less, eat healthier, and workout at least a couple hours WHILE I work my regular job.

Hope this helps someone ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Austin S. Hemmelgarn

Iโ€™ve never been super athletic, so this is something that has always been difficult for me (luckily I have a rather crazy metabolism that means Iโ€™m super skinny instead of overweight, but thatโ€™s not much consolation).

My current routine consists of two 1km power walks (Iโ€™m building up to jogging the loop I usually do instead, but not quite there yet) and some basic aerobics (squats/push-ups/sit-ups, etc). Iโ€™ve considered starting tai chi again (the various taolu sequences are actually a remarkably good workout if you do them right, even though you are moving rather slowly), though I still have to convince myself as I would have to make the space to do it.

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Sarthak Sharma Author

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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Matt Ryan • Edited

I have two 15lbs weights I use for strength training, I use them a few days a week. I also bike 30 minutes a day minimum.

Over the winter I put my bike up on a trainer, so I have been cycling inside while watching TV. I also try to plank for at least 30 seconds every day.

My wife has been trying to get me into yoga, so trying that out too.

Of course, as everyone should, I try and get up and walk around every 45 minutes while programming!

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Sarthak Sharma Author

This is cycling trick sounds cool. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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lee

Well first of all this Forem powered community helps a lot - would love to see you over there!

I built a home gym during the pandemic, nothing fancy but a Les Mills subscription helps a lot

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Signed up ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

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Rishabh Tyagi

Yoga & morning meditation help me to stay fit. โœŒ

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๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Mehmed Duhovic

Calisthenics at home, a lot of running (for someone who rarely ran in the past, this is the hardest one!), and some weightlifting. I also loved box quite a lot, but due to the virus (and the dizziness from all the head punches XD) I haven't trained in at least half a year.

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Vasily Polovnyov

I'm into BJJ and do weightlifting occasionally

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Woah, thatโ€™s so cool man.

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Alex

6.35 - I get up and do stretches/some workout (1 day push-ups, 2 day squats etc). I walk to work. (i don't like buses, taxi is very expensive to take every day). Distance from my home and office are ~3 km. From work I also walk.

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Suraj Vishwakarma

I do workout and running on alternative days. Occasionally I play badminton too.

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Sarthak Sharma Author

I love badminton.

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CoolCodekid

I'm a university student so when I am on campus I am a full time pedestrian ๐Ÿ˜… I also like to play soccer from time to get the blood flowing

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Robinofski

I'm using an app to workout at home. Since last year I lost 8kg, so it's actually working. I think the shorter workouts make it harder for me to not do them. Because "it's just 20 mins".

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tswiftma

Mountain biking. Awesome outdoor exercise and thrilling.

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Mountain near your house?

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tswiftma

Yes there's mountain biking trails everywhere! Trailforks is a great app to find trails nearby

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Eduardo Cookie Lifter

Glad you asked. I have a BOD subscription (beachbodyondemand.com) it has hundreds of workout routines. I also have a nutritional plan which allows me to eat anything, yeah, and has 2 cheat days he-he, its more complicated than that but overall I love staying fit, right now im doing The Work for the 4th time (at week 5!!) ๐Ÿ’ช

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tushar

I follow a mantra "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise".

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Wise man, you are.

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Luiza R. Marinho

I run almost everyday, usually 5km (my goal now is 10km). Run makes me work better and focus and, when I can't run, I do some exercises at home. Gym is not for me, but I have to work my muscles better ๐Ÿฅต

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Jesse

Woodworking can be a pretty long sweat, seems to work for me but I do it as a hobby for hours at a time.

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Sarthak Sharma Author

What do you make?

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Jesse

Mostly shelves, lapdesks, and things to organize things with lol. A few beds and chairs here and there, always learning it's fun but dangerous.

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bahadir arslan • Edited

Actually, it all depends on what kind of physical achievement one is after. For example, if you are normally doing a bodybuilding style workout, to keep the volume in lockdown, I would strongly suggest using resistance bands since they are cheap and easy to use for a high variety of exercises anywhere. I personally use resistance bands, and to keep cardio I go running. This year also CrossFit announced no equipment required workouts for the open. I would say those exercises are the best for developers, not so much time is required to complete and very effective.

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Daniel

Stress is how I stay fit lmao

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Patricio Ferraggi

I do elliptical bike every morning, everything is closed here so I am kind of just getting by. I do not enjoy it. I hope everything opens soon so I can go back to Muay Thai and weights

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jlanstrom

I've definitely fallen victim to "The Lockdown 15" ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Delivery apps are a real danger! Never used them before but they've become a real addiction in lockdown.

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Harry Detering

Yoga all the way! Has cured any sort of back pain so far.

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Vincenzo Di Vico

i do powerlifting. my training program is based on the 3 fundamentals, bench press, squat and deadlift, plus complementary exercises

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Chris Sissons

I try to get some sustained 20 minutes of exercise a few times a week (stationary bike, power walk in the woods, lifting weights), typically after dinner. But I've also sprinkled exercise into my day: I do push-ups / crunches while I wait for my morning coffee to brew, I stand on one foot while washing my hands to improve/maintain my balance, I do as many pull-ups as possible after lunch break, and I lift a weight beside my desk a few times whenever I get up from my desk. These little things add physical variety to my day.

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Lev Eidelman Nagar • Edited

In a word: kettlebells. They're compact and versatile and I can't recommend them enough.

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Shwetabh Shekhar

Home workout with a resistance band and skipping rope.

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Mickaรซl

I don't know where do you live but in France all the gym are closed so I'm doing a full TRX training and I like it but I'm in a hurry to go to the gym when they open

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Pandita

I play ringfit and I'm hoping to get just dance soon as well!

now that the cold has left my cute little town, it's time to sweaaat! :D

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Dancing is a fun way to stay fit for sure.

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jastuccio • Edited

I don't ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Hiking and kayaking season is right around the corner. Hopefully, that will help. I'd like to get back into lifting and jump rope too.

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Sarthak Sharma Author

If you have thought about it you definitely will. All the best. ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

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Paul

I live pretty close to a bike trail. I run at least 5K every day.

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Damn ๐Ÿ˜จ

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dc

Oculus quest! Has some great games that make you move

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PSV@Slim.AI

I hung up a heavy bag in my garage and do boxing workouts. Was cold in the winter and may scare the neighbors, but helps with stress.

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Sairam Sriram

meditation and sufficient intake of water must and should

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Dmitri

Heria pro + body calisthenics job done!

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Azir

Biking while watching anime

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Josรฉ Arnulfo R. H.

Exercise with dumbbell and bicycle, is very cool for me.