Hot bods

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Noel Ong, 24

Student

Height: 1.75m

Weight: 60kg

Exercise regimen: I climb twice a week, mostly bouldering. Each session is a short and intensive full-body workout which lasts around four hours. Exercises like pull-ups are a major part in my workout. I mostly do 20 reps of five sets per workout, twice a week. To cool down after my climbing session, I do pull-ups on fingerboard to work on my tendon strength.

Diet: I like to eat a light meal before and after my workout to fuel up for the exercise and for muscle recovery. The meal is mainly carbohydrate-based and topped with protein-rich meat like chicken breast and vegetables. I have a sweet tooth but I believe regular workouts make up for the indulgence.

Kryss Koh Siew Yi, 23

Student

Height: 1.68m

Weight: 51kg

Exercise regimen: I do rock-climbing once to twice a week. Training consists of both bouldering and top-rope. Each session is from 3 to 8 hours, depending on the intensity. I also run, swim and visit the gym. I usually run 3 to 5km once or twice per week and swim at least eight laps each time I go to the pool. Training in the gym includes workouts that strengthen my core and lifting light weights.

Diet: Protein and carbohydrates are a must-have in my meals. I often eat home-cooked food as it tends to be healthier and tastier. My usual meal consists of fish or chicken, vegetables and soup is a bonus. There are also times I indulge in food like chocolates and chips. I think it is important to strike a balance in my diet.


This article was first published on Aug 24, 2014.
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