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Vincent Ng’s TEN – A Lean and Sculpted Body in Ten Weeks

posted on May 9th, 2008 ·


I don’t know who Vincent Ng was. Saw his book at MPH few weeks ago. The cover page showing his nice ripped body has caught my attention. Based on what I found from the Internet, Vincent Ng is a former Singapore athlete in Wushu. He later became an artiste with Mediacorp. Now, he is an author for this book.


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Will You Allow McDonald’s to Advertise on Kids’ Report Card?

posted on May 7th, 2008 ·

We have seen fast food advertisements in television, newspaper or billboard. But have you seen McDonald’s advertisement appearing on kids’ report card? It happened in Florida. The advertisement appears on report card envelopes for students from kindergarten to 5th grade.


Mun’s comment:

  • If only kids with good academic results get the Happy Meal. After 5 years, from the body shape, probably I shall guess who are getting good results.
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Get Rid of Clothes and Get Ready for Naked Yoga

posted on May 4th, 2008 ·

So, we have hot yoga. Sometimes, it can so hot that we want to wear less. Yes, lesser than having loose clothes. The latest trend in yoga requires much lesser than that. You thought it is a joke. Not really, it is for real. It is naked yoga.


Wait no more, several groups of yoga practitioners, in fact, getting more are excited about this new trend. Some might have started doing it earlier but not until a San Francisco community center is offering naked yoga. After that, many are inquiring about it. In fact, in year 2004, a guy named George Monty Davis had stripped to perform yoga nearby Fisherman’s Wharf, causing a public complaint. This incident has raised public awareness about naked yoga.

If naked gym can be accepted, why not naked yoga?


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Back Workout (4) – Reverse Grip Bent-Over Rows

posted on May 2nd, 2008 ·


When done with proper form, the Bent-Over Row is another effective back workout you can do. This back workout builds thickness in the upper back and uses the lower back and abs to stabilize the body during the movement. The biceps also contribute to the movement, however try to minimize biceps involvement as the biceps are the weakest muscle in the chain. Bent over row is definitely a compound workout.

There are several variations, but for me, the most effective version for the lats is the reverse-grip bent over row (palm out).


  1. Bend your knees and bend over at the waist, keeping an arch in your lower back and looking forward.
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How To Speed Up Recovery with IonX Recovery Gear?

posted on April 29th, 2008 ·


After hours of working out, we need to give time to our bodies rest for recovery purpose. How nice will it be if we can speed up the process. For athletes who train almost every day, the need of recovery is even important. Based on this critical need, Canterbury has come out with IonX Recovery Gear.

IonX Recovery Gear is Canterbury new line athletic apparel. These sportswear and accessories include shirts, pants, shorts and braces. The main objective is to accelerate recovery so that these athletes can train the next day even after hours of hard work. In short, it helps the athlete’s body create more energy and restore balance.


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Can Honey Really Improve Memory and Decrease Anxiety?

posted on April 26th, 2008 ·


Based on a research done by University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, honey could soon be marketed as a way to combat the effects of ageing. The study was based on the result obtained from rats which are fed on diet containing 10 per cent honey, 8 per cent sucrose, or no sugar at all for 12 months. The rats were assessed for every 3 months. Source

Here are the results:

  1. Honey-fed rats spent almost twice as much time in the open sections of an assessment maze than sucrose-fed rats, suggesting they were less anxious. I am not so sure how the researchers conclude the outcome based on this behavior. Spending more time in the open sections mean less anxious?
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