Singapore fitness blogger takes on Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2014

Singapore fitness blogger first ever men’s health urbanathlon 2014

14km run and 9 obstacles.

men's health urbanathlon 2014
men’s health urbanathlon 2014

 

Really excited to see how the route is gonna be like tomorrow. So just a run thru for myself on the 9 obstacle before tomorrow race!

Gotta from Men Health 2014 official page

MYSTERY OBSTACLE For the 1st time ever!

Test your five senses like no other race can.

By keeping you in the dark, we promise this to be a challenge you’ll remember!

This is the tricky one as i dont know what it is gonna be, but i love surprises so it better be a tough one !


OBSTACLE 1: CURVE ANALYSIS [NEW]

Pull yourself over 1.5m high cement pipes.

Your task:

  1. Pick up speed as you approach the first cement pipe (with diameter of 1.2m).
  2. Jump and pull yourself over the top of the pipe.
  3. Hop off the pipe and continue to hoist yourself over the 2nd cement pipe (with diameter of 1.5m), with the help of a low platform.
  4. If you are unsuccessful in your first attempt, you are required to make another attempt at the RETRY queue. If you fail in your re-attempt, 5 minutes will be added to your final timing as a penalty, and you will be allowed to continue with the course.

this should be easy as we always need to clear the low wall in the army!


OBSTACLE 2: BALANCE SHEET [NEW]

Balance yourself across 2-inch wide beams.

Your task:

  1. Steady yourself and step onto the balancing beam. Start off with the sloping 2-inch beam and jump across to the next set of broader beams.
  2. Balance yourself to step up and across to the next set of beams.
  3. Jump off over the cone at the end of the beams to clear this obstacle.
  4. If you are unsuccessful in your first attempt, you are required to make another attempt at the RETRY queue. If you fail in your re-attempt, 5 minutes will be added to your final timing as a penalty, and you will be allowed to continue with the course.

needless to say we are all so familiar with this, we did a even higher one in army SOC!


OBSTACLE 3: WIRE HOUSE [NEW]

Untangle yourself in this 4m long web of bungee cords

Your task:

  1. Put your flexibility to the test by working your way through the maze of bungee cords tied across this 4m long structure.
  2. Bend, dodge and duck through the web. Crawling on all fours on the ground is not allowed.

This can be a little tricky, hopefully the hole between the ropes is bigger, if we trip on this it is not gonna be fun anymore!


OBSTACLE 4: PEAKS & TROUGHS [NEW]

Scale up and descend these 3m high sloping structures

Your task:

  1. Pull yourself up using the rope on this 3m high sloping structure.
  2. After reaching the top, descend using the wooden blocks on the other side of the structure.
  3. Ascend and conquer the next 3m high slope with the rock-climbing grips. Slide down the other side of the structure.
  4. If you are unsuccessful in your first attempt, you are required to make another attempt at the RETRY queue. If you fail in your re-attempt, 5 minutes will be added to your final timing as a penalty, and you will be allowed to continue with the course.

Sliding down to victory always seems like a fun thing!


OBSTACLE 5: WORKLOAD

Carry a 20kg sandbag and run 100m.

Your task:

  1. Pick up a wet 20kg sandbag from the water trough.
  2. Carry it and run a distance of 50m forward and 50m back to your start point.
  3. Place the sandbag back into the water trough.
  4. If you are unsuccessful in your first attempt, you are required to make another attempt at the RETRY queue. If you fail in your re-attempt, 5 minutes will be added to your final timing as a penalty, and you will be allowed to continue with the course.

Wet sandbag could add on additional weight to the 20kg, this might not be as easy as it seems. putting it on one side of the shoulder should make the whole 100m run easier.


OBSTACLE 6: LEAP OF FAITH [NEW]

Take a 2m leap of faith

Your task:

  1. Climb up the 2m high tower.
  2. Approach the end of the platform. Walk with care and do not run!
  3. Aim for the pole that is 1.2m away and leap off. Stretch out to grab it if you can.
  4. Hang on to the pole and lower yourself onto the crash mats.

I think i am gonna jump straight down for this!


OBSTACLE 7: LATERAL MOVE

Power through two sets of parallel bars

Your task:

  1. Make your way across a pair of 6m-long parallel bars using your hands.
  2. Manoeuvre down a second set of parallel bars, with your hands on one bar and feet on the other.
  3. If you are unsuccessful in your first attempt, you are required to make another attempt at the RETRY queue. If you fail in your re-attempt, 5 minutes will be added to your final timing as a penalty, and you will be allowed to continue with the course.

walking with the parallel bar could be a killer for most, but there is a technique to it, try swing your body from left to right as you move and let the momentum carry you over!


OBSTACLE 8: THE NETWORK

Climb up and down a 3.2m high 3-ton truck using a rope web.Your task:

  1. Get on all fours to climb up the rope web.
  2. When you get to the top of the truck, turn around and descend the rope web on the other side feet first.
  3. Avoid getting your limbs trapped in the net as it will slow down your progress.

hopefully i dont get stuck on this! after all the running, for this obstacle. take it slow.

Seems like this year they remove the mud water obstacle which is great in my opinion. Anyway have a good run everyone, take it slow and remember to use your foam roller to warm up your muscles to get more flexibility during the obstacle tomorrow. Proper stretching is a must and remember to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water tonight! See you all tomorrow!

Supplement Review Singapore Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Iron Whey

Arnold series iron whey
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Arnold Series Iron Whey
Arnold Series Iron Whey

 

Arnold Series Iron Whey
Arnold Series Iron Whey
Arnold Series Iron Whey
Arnold Series Iron Whey

 

Supplement Review for Singapore Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Iron Whey! As a Singapore Fitness Blogger i like to provide people with the latest up on supplements and nutrition, so here we go the MusclePharm – Arnold Series Iron Whey supplement review!

I didn’t get to try the whole tub of Arnold whey but i did taste a serving of the chocolate flavor!

The taste is not too sweet and a little bit salty. Or maybe it is my sweat haha but overall in comparison  with musclepharm combat powder , arnold series iron whey is not so sweet

Looking at the profile, with concentrate protein as the main source and isolate second this is a fast release protein powder, which is good for a post workout as you would want something fast absorbing. With the added vitamins and minerals it is suppose to help you absorb your protein better and maintain a better nitrogen level inside your body.

With a carbohydrate of 6 grams per serving, it is recommend for a more general use. if you are in your cutting phase or looking to lose weight you can try pure isolated protein which is zero sugar and zero in carbohydrates.

Good thing about arnold whey is that it contains, additional BCAA, Glutamine and digestive enzyme which helps you to absorb the protein better and recover better. This digestive enzyme helps to reduce bloated as well.

So if you are looking for a fast release protein, do give this a try.