Hot Bods

Khing Jia Ming, 19

Sport & wellness management student

Height: 1.76m Weight: 85kg

Exercise regimen: I train every part of my body twice a week except for my abs, which I train thrice a week. Each session, I work on one big muscle group and one or two smaller ones such as back, calves and abs. I also do cardiovascular workouts four times a week during my off-season. I also join my friends in sports such as badminton or basketball.

Diet: I eat wholesome foods that are nutrient-dense, such as sweet potatoes, pasta and chicken. I have sugar-free drinks, and snack from time to time to keep myself sane, but I never go overboard with binge eating.

Samantha Lin, 21


Height: 1.65m Weight: 53kg

Exercise regimen: I hit the gym for workouts lasting a maximum of two hours, comprising upper- and lower-body exercises on alternate days. On Saturday, I do about five minutes' worth of abs exercises and then run for half an hour. Sunday is my rest day. For recreation, I play both basketball and badminton.

Diet: I usually have a hearty breakfast which alternates between oats with fruits, or eggs and toast. For lunch and dinner, I have a combination of complex carbohydrates (brown rice or pasta), protein (chicken breast, tilapia and salmon) and vegetables (broccoli and asparagus). I also have protein shakes and protein bars. I avoid deep-fried food, fast food, sweet drinks and processed food.

Text and pictures by Alphonsus Chern

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 20, 2016, with the headline 'HotBods'. Print Edition | Subscribe