Fitness / Announcements #MH100Days: Meet The Six Guys And Their Goals Introducing the MH staffers undertaking the “100 Days to Muscle” Challenge. Cheer them on! PUBLISHED: March 6, 2017 | BY TEAM MEN'S HEALTH MALAYSIA MONGOOSE PUBLISHING On 1 March 2017, six regular guys from the Men’s Health Malaysia team all began a 100-day journey towards muscling up, getting shredded, and feeling better than ever. They’re already taking baby steps towards their respective goals, so we thought it’d be apt to introduce them to you all. MONGOOSE PUBLISHING Anis Taufik, 32, Deputy Editor Goals: gain 4kg of muscle mass; reduce body fat percentage to 10%; increase maximum deadlift rep to 120kg. What made you want to start this challenge? I’m curious to know how my body will respond to a more disciplined and structured exercise and nutrition regime. Working for Men’s Health, I’m privy to a world of gym knowledge, nutrition tips and fitness hacks – but I often make excuses or put it off till later. It’ll be interesting to see how far I can push myself. What do you expect to happen after 100 days? Two things: (1) a better understanding of my limits and what I’m capable of; and (2) a stronger physique. What will keep you going throughout the 100 days? The truth is, 100 days isn’t really that long a time period – I’ve stayed away from McDonald’s for more than 400 days (and counting) as of today, and I’m doing great. Good or bad, nothing in life is permanent – but how I react to things can leave everlasting repercussions. This challenge will see me moving more and making healthier food choices – in the grander scheme of things, it’s definitely a positive blip. I just want to come out at the end knowing that I achieved what I set out to do. MONGOOSE PUBLISHING Arthur Jeng, 41, Sales Manager Goals: lose 5kg; reduce belly fat; gain abs. What made you want to start this challenge? It’s time for me to make big changes for myself. I haven’t exercised in more than five years, so I want to transform myself totally. This is another challenge for me. After not exercising for so long, I feel that my body has become heavier. It’s time for me to do something for myself. What do you expect to happen after 100 days? I expect to be totally transformed, to be healthier, and to be in shape. Then I can buy better clothes and have better fashion sense! I expect to become a new man. What will keep you going throughout the 100 days? The passion and the determination. I know that the process will be difficult, but what I want to see is the end result – what I can become. MONGOOSE PUBLISHING Ashley Loh, 41, Sales Director Goals: gain 5kg of muscle mass; reduce body fat percentage as much as possible. What made you want to start this challenge? I want to challenge myself: to see if I can fight through the 100 days. I also want to build lean muscle mass, and to increase my stamina. What do you expect to happen after 100 days? I want to look great! And, of course, to be much healthier as well. I also expect to feel fresher and more positive. What will keep you going throughout the 100 days? The challenge – if you want to take up this challenge, you’ve gotta give your 100%, or you don’t do it all. So I’m gonna give it my best for this challenge. The results that I’m imagining will happen after the 100 days will be my driving force. MONGOOSE PUBLISHING Eugene Phua, 32, Editor Goals: gain elite athletic skills; do 10 chin-ups; perform 50 push-ups in one go (or equivalent in bench press. What made you want to start this challenge? I’ve always dreamt of becoming a professional athlete. But you play the hand you’re dealt, so I want to train like one, at least. Also, chronic health problems run in my family, so I want to do everything I can to avoid them. What do you expect to happen after 100 days? I’m not expecting an invitation to join the Malaysian national futsal team, but I want to know that I can at least go toe-to-toe against the best of them. After 100 days, I expect to run faster, jump higher, kick harder and last longer on the field. What will keep you going throughout the 100 days? The biggest obstacle I’m gonna face is myself, so what’s motivating me to succeed is not losing to myself. I’m my biggest hater, and silencing the haters, myself especially, is all the fuel I need to make it to the finish line – and beyond. MONGOOSE PUBLISHING Patrick Loh, 28, Writer Goals: increase stamina and cardiovascular levels; gain lean muscle mass; get six-pack abs. What made you want to start this challenge? I want to transform my body. I’ve always been scrawny, overweight, or not in shape. So I really really want to get in shape, and to see how that look works for me. And of course, I want to be healthier, eat more nutritious food, and feel better. What do you expect to happen after 100 days? I expect to feel better in terms of my health; look better; and feel better. Have a better body. I have a tummy problem, so I want that to go away. So, if it’s possible, I want to build six-pack abs after 100 days. What will keep you going throughout the 100 days? Looking at my past self and my current self – which do I prefer? Previously, I wasn’t in shape. So if I want to ensure that I look good and continue to look good, I’ll have keep going and keep pushing, so that I won’t go back to how I used to be. MONGOOSE PUBLISHING Shufri Elfi Mifli, 36, Senior Graphic Designer Goals: lose 3kg; gain lean muscle mass; reduce belly fat What made you want to start this challenge? I’ve not been living a healthy life – for the past 20 years! So I want to be healthier because I’m getting older. Plus, I’m doing this for my daughter, so that I’ll be fitter to entertain her. And entertaining her really takes a lot of energy! What do you expect to happen after 100 days? Hopefully, by then, I will quit smoking. To achieve my goals, I really need to cut down on smoking. I need better cardio, and I know I’ll need to stop smoking to achieve that. And, of course, I expect a nicer body! What will keep you going throughout the 100 days? My MH colleagues will motivate me! And my family, of course.