Escape PJ @ Paradigm Mall

Early this year, I wanted to go to Escape PJ when I learned they opened very nearby (Paradigm Mall is literally a walk away) but came fake pandemic measure MCO 2.0.

Now that most of Malaysia has reopened again – and so did Escape PJ – I checked out the place this weekend. If you buy your tickets online, you can save anywhere from 10% to 20% on the fee depending on how early you book.

The experience is worth it, and even though we’ve spent a good 3 hours here, we did not get to try out every obstacle course. Partly due to the weekend crowd as well.

Will definitely come back a second time!

XS Race

At this point, it’s been 9 months I’ve been active in the seminar business. Nearly every week I’d be doing presentations and workshops, though I still train actively by doing near-nightly walks, gym and hikes on weekends.

So I was looking forward to the XS Obstacle Course Race. Even though it’s only 5KM and significantly easier than the Viper Challenges and Spartan Races I joined, the event was to be held back in September but had to be postponed on account of haze.

The race requires a team of 3; we stuck together from start to the finishing line.

My approach to these obstacle races: don’t waste your energy on running; save it for the obstacles.

I look forward to joining more events like this now and then, but not the Viper Challenges (done it like 3-4 times already) and Spartan Race (completed the Trifecta already).

Merdeka Jam Parkour & B-Boying

A whole afternoon of Parkour + B-boying on Merdeka day last weekend! ??

Nearly a year ago I came here to this exact spot as an absolute Parkour newbie that could only do step vault and lazy vault.

It’s also been half a lifetime ago I learned breakdancing. Good to know I still have it in me though form could have been much better.

New Record & One Punch Man Workout

New Record Lately! ?

– 11.8% body fat (lowest to date! My average is 14-16%)

– Body age 26 (lowest so far- usually average is 27-28)

– Body weight similar 58.0 KG

Taking advantage of the long holiday in Malaysia to squeeze in these daily workouts! ?

A few weeks ago, I joined a growing Facebook Group movement called the One Punch Man workout.

The movement is inspired by a running gag in the One Punch Man manga where the hero Saitama gets his ridiculous strength from doing 10KM runs, 100 push ups, 100 sit ups, and 100 squats everyday without rest.

While it is humanly achievable, there are 1o levels to it. For example:

Level 1 = 1 KM run, 10 push ups, 10 sit ups, 10 squats

Level 2 = 2 KM run, 20 push ups, 20 sit ups, 20 squats

…… all the way up to

Level 10 = 10KM run, 100 push ups, 100 sit ups, 100 squats

And the catch here is to do this everyday consistently for at least 7 days in a row. You can pick any level to start at. I started at Level 2.

The challenging part is maintaining the discipline to do this daily for 7 consecutive days at least. Fortunately, I have a gym just upstairs and thanks to convenience of a nearby work place, I can squeeze in the daily OPM workouts – except when I am doing seminars and workshops.

Just as important is diet & nutrition.

Right now I am Level 4. Running is a poor calorie burner though it’s good for getting the body warmed up and sweating. So I’d do the first 2KM run, and make up the remaining with burpees (1KM = 10 burpees)

I am already at an ideal weight – I won’t drop anywhere below 57KG, and no more than 59KG.

Way I feel, I am satisfied with my body and where I am at now – just a bit of optimization is all. 🙂