Fitness

Hot Bods

Alexandre Ferreira da Rocha, 40(left) and  Olga Prokazova, 36 (right)
Alexandre Ferreira da Rocha, 40(left) and Olga Prokazova, 36 (right)PHOTOS: COURTESY OF ALEXANDRE FERREIRA DA ROCHA, OLGA PROKAZOVA

Text by Mark Cheong

Alexandre Ferreira da Rocha, 40

IT sales director

Height: 1.73m Weight: 67kg

Exercise regimen: I dedicate three days a week to sports, including stand-up paddling, outrigger canoeing, freediving and rock climbing. I do not go to the gym but spend another three days on callisthenics at home, doing functional movements using my body weight.

Diet: My diet is wholesome food and alkaline, including superfood salads with grilled fish on weekdays. I have high doses of micronutrients like quinoa, seeds, nuts and asparagus, as well as raw egg yolk and cacao chocolate. On weekends, it is grass-fed organic beef steak, with a superfood smoothie. I avoid refined sugar, packed food and drinks, fast food and too much alcohol.


Olga Prokazova, 36

Education manager

Height: 1.69m Weight: 68kg

Exercise regimen: These days I am focused on regaining my strength, after dengue fever. My regimen includes base movements (barbell dead lift, squat, bench press) and smaller movements involving dumb-bells. I exercise five to six days a week doing split routines - lower-body and upper-body days. On weekends, it's beach volleyball training and some games. I also make sure I hit 10,000 steps daily.

Diet: I am mindful about the balance of macros across meals. With weight training, protein intake is key so I make sure I hit that target. I don't avoid any food or nutrient group during meals but prioritise protein and fats over carbs. I avoid heavily processed foods and deep-fried food and fast food.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 30, 2020, with the headline 'Hot Bods'. Print Edition | Subscribe