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Physiology/exercise question

So a FB friend posted pictures of herself on her cruise vacation in her teeny tiny bikini looking ripped and fabulous.  People started posting "what are you doing to get those abs?!?!"  "incredible abs!  I need you to help me!"  "Can we work out together? I need to know your secret!!!"

FB friend replies to the comments "I really don't exercise at all anymore.  This is just left over from my years as a college athlete.  I guess I just worked so hard back then that the muscle tone has stuck with me.  I have a terrible diet.  I ate 7 ice cream cones on the last night of our cruise!!! LOL!!!"

::vomit::

So, is FB friend a lying liar who lies?  Or does being in fabulous shape in college mean that you have fabulous abs for life (or at least for 5 years)?

I think she is probably lying a bit about her habits, although I don't know why you would want to lie about not working for that.  But I also know her parents and know that she has fabulous genes working in her favor.  But still, you don't get that body by sitting on the couch no matter how wonderful your genes are.
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    She is lying.  She might've had 7 ice cream cones that day, but previous to that she probably ate 90-95% clean.  Abs are made in the kitchen.  Eating properly is probably the biggest downfall of any person.

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    I think she probably does do something.  But I also believe  that once you build a large amount of muscle and your body is conditioned that way, it tends to stay that way.

    But just eating ice cream and sitting on your ass does not make fabulous ab muscles.
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    Some people are naturally thin...like my SIL.  She didn't start working out (well, running...she does 5k runs) until a couple years ago.  Her mom is teeny-tiny, so she comes by it naturally.  She's always had a flat stomach, but it's never been toned.  Same with her arms and legs.  They're skinny, but there's no definition there.



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    I had a gym teacher once that said that if you work out regularly for 6+ months, the muscle tone that you gain in that time is (somewhat) permanant - however, you can always build up nice fat deposits on top of the muscle. I would think that she's doing *something* to help maintain that, but at the same time, genetics could be playing a role (evidence: SIL who is still a twig after 2 babies, and eating like a crazy person)

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    Yes, I agree that the skinny could be coming from zero effort, but there was MUSCLE on that skinny.

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    I guess this doesn't apply to college football players.

    Man, they tend to blow up after college.

    ::::Looking at you cousin:::
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    Oh, I know, Nola.  Those guys are told to eat, eat, eat and then they quit playing and working out and forget to quit eating. 
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    Too true Nola!
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