Playground: Katong Swimming Complex

12 06 2013

Location: along Wilkinson Rd.
Nearest MRT station: Mountbatten MRT

This was the  swimming complex where I relearned how to swim. During my first session here back in 2009, I was not able to finish a 50m. Over the past years, with some friends, I started to build a bit more endurance and confidence. During my injury years, the swimming complex’ teaching pool was a source of comfort and therapy.

The complex offers a wading pool, 50m teaching pool, 50m lap pool, and a kiddie pool. Friendly staff. Clean changing rooms and shower.





Playground: Fort Canning

11 05 2013

Location: Fitness corner at Fort Canning Park at the River Valley entrance. I think the future Fort Canning MRT station will be quite close to this side of the park.

This playground was introduced to me by a friend fitness trainer and we have been using the place for a while now. Instead of the matted flooring, you get to play on sand. A nice hill and some stairs for a bit of cardio. Step ups, 2 height pull up bars, flat bench, inclined bench, 3 weight logs, and several chairs for dips.

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Playground: Geylang Park Connector

4 05 2013

Location: Along Geylang river between Dakota MRT and Mountbatten MRT stations.

One of my playgrounds for the past 3 months. Monkey bars, 3 heights pull up bars, parallel bars, flat bench, inclined bench, and several chairs for dips.

A little bit of body weight exercises and running for much needed improvement to my fitness level. 🙂

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Metasprint Series 2013

22 04 2013

Well, the past 4 months of training and tweaking have paid off. I didn’t drown. I didn’t fall off my bike. I didn’t collapse despite the heat during the run.

Yup! After the Aquathlon last February and the Duathlon last March, I have done the Triathlon yesterday. It wasn’t easy, for sure, but it was great fun! I was not the strongest nor was I the fastest. But damn right I did my hardest.

It’s true what they say. Getting into the sport requires a lot of commitment, especially when you need to get up at 430 in the morning to pedal or run. More than motivation from friends, it requires you to give a constant reminder to yourself on why you’re doing this.

 

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To my training buddies, to our coach-by-force, to friends, and most especially to the one person who continued to support and cheer for me despite the distance, a huge huge thank you! I finished the race with a smile on my face.

I move on happy at what was done and looking forward to the next challenge… 😀

 





Six pack Science

20 05 2012

Discover the best ways to melt your middle and chisel a rock-hard core
By Adam Campbell

The fitness industry is a crazy business, especially when it comes to abs. For example, if you want to reveal your six-pack, you generally have two product choices.

1. The too-easy-to-work method.
You know this better as “5-minute abs!” or some such hype. But if this approach were really effective, even Chris Christie would have a washboard.

2. The so-hard-it-has-to-work method.
Think 60 to 90 minutes of exercise, 6 days a week. Now if you have the time and energy for this kind of regimen, we commend you. But plenty of people are missing one or the other. And that’s just reality, not a cop-out.

So we wondered: Could there be an ab-sculpting program that actually works and is doable for most people? For the answer, we turned to Mike Wunsch, C.S.C.S., and Craig Rasmussen, C.S.C.S., creators of Men’s Health’s newest fat-loss plan, 24-Hour Abs! The answer: “Absolutely,” says Wunsch, who teams up with Rasmussen to design the workout programs at Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California. “That’s exactly how we make our living.”

One important fact about Results Fitness: Even in a recession, this Southern California gym has expanded. Twice. Why? Because its trainers have developed a fat-loss formula tailored specifically for busy people. (Read: mostly everyone.) The requirements are simple: 30 to 40 minutes a day, 3 days a week. So how do these trainers do it when so many others have failed? They threw out the old guidelines. The new ones they’ve created are based on 21st-century science and the methods that work best with their clients. Now you can benefit, too.

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