Hot Bods

Benn Chua, 22, Undergraduate

Height: 1.80m Weight: 86kg

Exercise regimen: I weight-train six times a week with a body-part split training. I rotate between chest and back, shoulders and arms, and legs micro-cycles and high volume. I prioritise basic compound movements in straight sets and linear periodisation, with the inclusion of isolation exercises towards the end of each session.

Diet: I follow a flexible diet, in which I eat whatever I want to but I control the portion of my meals. I adopt a slight caloric surplus on weight-training days to replenish and support anabolism, and a slight caloric restriction on cardio/rest days.

Jody Chiang, 30, Sales & marketing manager

Height: 1.68m Weight: 51kg

Exercise regimen: I work out at the gym at least three times a week. I do weight training with a focus on my back, legs and abs. I also incorporate stretching and flexibility training in between.

Diet: I take supplements such as FitMiss Ignite before working out so as to give me more energy and focus, as well as Muscle Pharm Protein after my workouts, to reduce muscle breakdown and aid muscle recovery.

Text and pictures by Jamie Koh

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 31, 2016, with the headline 'Hot Bods'. Print Edition | Subscribe