Isao Omine, a recruitment consultant, shares why he starts his morning with abdominal workouts.
Exercise regimen: I work out at the gym four or five times a week. I focus on two muscle groups, and I do more weightlifting exercises and minimal cardiovascular workouts. Every other morning, I do a variety of abdominal exercises before I start my day. I do the exercises in increasing repetitions .
Diet: My meals consist mainly of chicken, tofu, steak and fish. I hardly take any sugar or fried food. I take carbohydrates only at the weekend. If I have to snack, I choose almond nuts or fruit. I also drink a lot of water throughout the day and take my vitamin supplements.
By Caroline Chia and Alphonsus Chern
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 16, 2017, with the headline ‘Hot Bods’.