Bodybuilding Icon Expands on Andrew Tate’s Bizarre Belief About ‘Six-Packs and Depression’: “Especially the Impact It Has on Brain Fog”

Published 12/30/2023, 11:12 AM EST

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More Plates More Dates YouTuber Derek is popular among the bodybuilding community for his candid revelations about non-natty bodybuilders. Adding to his usual fitness advice, the influencer has now gone on to showcase the effect of having a well-built body on one’s mental health. 

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Derek seemed to resonate with famous social media influencer Andrew Tate’s thoughts on how working for a six-pack body can reduce depression and bring one some much-needed peace. 

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It is not an unknown fact that after an intense training session, gymgoers experience reduced stress levels due to the release of endorphins. The hosts of The Iced Coffee Hour recounted how Andrew Tate once suggested how there would be no depression when one starts focusing on building a six-pack body and asked Derek for his thoughts on getting ripped. 

Being lean is unquestionably good for health,” Derek explained. However, he stressed on the natural way of bodybuilding, where there is a “Goldilocks zone” where one is not too fat or too thin that helps maintain optimal health. “And having a good, happy medium is unquestionably good in all metrics of health,” Derek said before stressing, “especially the impact it has on brain fog.

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According to the social media influencer, having a diet that maintains a lean physique would help keep oneself pumped up with energy and improve flexibility. Even the bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger had earlier underscored the importance of exercise in fighting depression. 

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Arnold’s Pump Club is a storehouse of wellness secrets that are now public to help 600,000 village members embrace a fit lifestyle. Through his newsletter, Schwarzenegger suggested an evidence-backed study that proved reduced depression in people who consistently followed an active lifestyle. 

Arnie suggested that his followers complete at least 25 minutes of exercise or walking to avoid depressive thoughts. The science behind this is that exercise boosts neuroplasticity. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s fitness newsletter also details various workout methods to keep his tribe active and recently even asked them to go workout at the gym for a $1000 challenge

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As the elite of the bodybuilding world recommends, working out will definitely have an impact on your mental health as well. So, this New Year, let a fit and healthy lifestyle be a priority to help you on your physical and mental journey. 

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Etha Bindu Rani

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I am Etha Bindu Rani. My love for the gym and bodybuilding started a few years back, while the urge to write has been in me for a long time. So when I was offered a chance to write inspirational stories about fitness transformation and bodybuilders, I didn?t give it a second thought.
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