Hot Bods

Terence Tan, 22

Height: 1.78m Weight: 68kg

Exercise regimen: I visit the gym five times a week and focus on compound exercises, with emphasis on the bench press, rows and dead lifts. Sometimes, after that, I will indulge in a cardio session, which includes slope sprints and several bodyweight exercises. I also take part in marathons at least once a year.


Diet: If I am not competing, I am not very strict with my diet and I indulge in most foods. But when it is necessary, I will have yoghurt, eggs, fish and lean chicken for almost all my meals. I avoid very oily foods and processed food such as chicken curry and fast food to the best of my ability, but I will eat almost anything else! I particularly love barbecued chicken wings from Bedok 85, sambal stingray, crayfish, fried carrot cake and Ben & Jerry's vanilla ice cream.


Shivon Chua, 20

Height: 1.62m Weight: 45kg

Exercise regimen: I try to swim five to six laps at least once a week as my schedule is quite packed. Working as a part-timer at Abercrombie & Fitch every weekend, I have to climb up and down the stairs and can use the piles of clothes as weights. It's like a legs-and-arms day for me. I tend to skip breakfast but when I do eat, I will have a cereal bar or bread. Lunch is something filling such as chicken rice with breast meat only, and as for dinner, I will consume less carbs and more vegetables.

Diet: I avoid eating meat that has fat and skin on it. My stomach also does not take well to anything raw such as sashimi. My favourite food is fried chicken, or just about anything that is fried, and I will have that at least twice a week, even though I realise that it is not healthy.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 03, 2016, with the headline 'HotBods'. Print Edition | Subscribe