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Under Armour Circuit Challenge “Test of Will” Leg 2 Held at Greenbelt

The Under Armour (UA) Circuit Challenge held on March 6 at Greenbelt 3 served as a preliminary event to help prepare participants of the regional fitness challenge UA Test of Will.

UA Elle Adda, a French-Filipino triathlete, fitness expert, model, and an international performing artist, along with Bellator fighter AJ Matthews and celebrity trainer Mama Kat hosted the event.

Fighter AJ Matthews and UA Elle Ada gamely hosted the fitness challenge event (photo by UA)

The on-the-spot challenge that the crowd requested between fighter Matthews and Ada highlighted the Test of Will event. Both competed over a round of ball slams, squats, ball rock and roll-ups, push-ups, and burpees. Matthews won with only a one-second margin over Ada. Also, fighter Matthews demonstrated to the delight of the audience some self-defense techniques for protection in the case of a physical attack.

The winners of the UA Circuit Challenge Greenbelt 3 leg were Edwin Lobelia (1:47 min), Ted Waikin (1:56 min), Jayson Ang (1:57 min), Jona Constantino (1:53 min), Marianne Roulade (1:54 min) and Ericka Mesia (2:00 min).

Edwin Lobelia (Men’s Division) won the Test of Will Challenge with an impressive time of 1:47 min (photo by UA)

The upcoming UA Circuit Challenge scheduled on March 25 and 26 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City will set the stage for the much awaited UA Test of Will.

On its second year, the UA Circuit Challenge will be held in six countries, namely: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, and the Philippines.

Participants of the Test of Will will compete in a four-minute circuit consisting of Burpees, One Arm Thruster, TRX Rows, and Sandbag Throw. Each competitor will be scored based on the maximum number of repetitions they can achieve within 60 seconds. The highest scoring competitor (men’s and women’s division) of the national heats from each respective country will win an all-expense paid trip to compete in the regional finals in Kuala Lumpur on 6 May 2017. This year’s overall champion of the regional finals will walk away with S$2,500 cash prize or around P 88,000.  Kindly visit www.testofwill.com for more details on how to register for Test of Will.

 About Under Armour, Inc

Under Armour (NYSE: UA), th originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The UA Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo, and MyFitnessPal. The UA global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.uabiz.com.

 About Triple Pte Ltd

Established in 2013, Triple Pte Ltd is a sports and lifestyle retailer which holds the exclusive distribution rights for the UA brand across Southeast Asia. Triple launched the UA operations in Singapore and Philippines on May 2014. It has to date expanded the UA distribution network to cover seven Southeast Asian markets through a combination of 25 brand houses as well as shop in shop and multibrand wholesale executions.

About Test of Will

Started in 2016, the Test of Will is an annual Southeast Asia-wide fitness challenge in celebration of human performance, functional fitness, and the training lifestyle. The modern and uniquely urban fitness challenge is accessible to everyone with the will to train and a drive for competition.

 

The Men’s Health Training Combine Challenge! How Strong, Fast, and Fit Are You?

Just one of those days when you’re a bit disappointed because you’ve been meaning to wake up extra early for an important event.  But soon enough you realized the alarm didn’t go off.

So you lay in bed for a few minutes in silence thinking what you’ll be missing should you decide not to go, or taking the safe option and stay at home instead.   In this instance, I opted to go.

As the taxi driver dropped me off at the gate, I smiled when I saw the familiar face of SPIN.ph section editor Rhoel Fernandez across the street.  Like me, he just arrived. It made me feel like at least I wasn’t the only one coming in a few minutes late.   After exchanging pleasantries with him, we went together to the activity area where we were given a training kit and a score card upon registration. Depending on the workout, I would soon find out.

A number of fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and celebrities including media representatives (such as runningdiva.ph) tried the training workouts after being assessed on their fitness levels facilitated by experienced coaches. The physically challenging tests included the Vertical Jump, Jump Throw, Broad Jump, 40-Yard Dash, 5-10-5 Agility, and 3-Cone Agility. The series workout was a unique blend of high-intensity strength training and a test for speed, agility, power, and endurance.

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Jump throw
Renegade twists
Renegade twists
Kettle bell
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Battle rope whips

In the MH Training Combine, it challenged and encouraged you to give your best shot as there was a great chance for an improved performance during the second trial.  The scorecard served as your proof.

I was eyeing the obstacles outside the activity area earlier on. Heard the facilitators were from the Ninja Academy.  But felt nervous after watching the level of difficulty involved in doing the exercises plus I had to consider my injury from a bike fall. After watching two young lady participants finished the obstacles, I knew I had to do it.  I mustered the courage  to give the parkour-like obstacles a try… 

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After given some tips on how to do it, completed this activity in 1 minute and 33 seconds. Not bad for a first timer.

Glad to have experienced Men’s Health (MH) Training Combine held at SPARTA Philippines in Mandaluyong last May 30. It made me realize that upper body strength especially in the arms should still have a place in my workouts.  

Super duper thanks MH Philippines for having me at the event. Likewise, many thanks to Grace Enriquez of MH Philippines for the invite.  Thank you also Rhoel Fernandez for being with me through the challenging tests and for featuring me on SPIN.ph.  I had a blast doing the fast 40-yard run! Lastly, cheers to Ninja Academy coaches for the tips and ensuring the safety of participants throughout the quick parkour-like obstacle run. 

Sponsors of this event were Century Tuna, Enervon Activ and Chris Sports in partnership with Ninja Academy, Functional Fitness, and HIIT Philippines.

To know more how the MH Training Combine is done, you may visit MH Training Combine in action on YouTube.  The digital edition of Men’s Health magazine can now be downloaded on your mobile device through Apple Newsstand, Buqo, and Zinio.

For more details, visit www.summitnewsstand.com.ph/mens-health, follow Men’s Health on Facebook:  facebook.com/menshealthphilippines, on Twitter and Instagram @MenhealthPH.