In a gritting test of wills at the grand finale of Test of Will 2017, Michael Mogard of Brunei and Jemima Djatmiko of Indonesia emerged victorious amongst the top 12 national finalists to claim MYR8,000 each.
The ultimate urban fitness challenge organised by U.S. high performance sportswear label Under Armour tested 12 national representatives across six nations – Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines competing for the ultimate title at Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These contestants emerged from a pool of close to 2,000 participants for the opportunity to represent their country to compete in a series of training challenges that emphasize on power, strength, agility, endurance and stamina.
Physical and mental limits were tested in challenges over 8 rounds including Vertical Leap, Bodyweight Bench Press, Burpess Over Box, Airdyno Bike, Battle Rope Double Slams, Over Hurdies, Military Tire Drill, Ladder Drill on Hands, Suicide Sprint, Slam Ball Over Shoulder, Strick Pull-up, Metric Mile, Car Pull, Goblet Squats, Kettle Ball Swings, and Sand Bag Lunge Walk.
“My workout routine for the Test of Will is more intense and specific. These are one of my hardest days of working out I ever had,” said winner Michael Mogard, fitness coach.
“Members of our gym back in Brunei kept me going when I faced tough challenges. When other people are at home watching television, I’m hitting the gym at night. Family is still my priority and I spend a lot of time in between my family and gym. I’m also getting more healthy fats and less sugar as part of my diet programme.” added Mogard.
Female winner Jemima Djatmiko’s training regime paid off in the grand finals.
“I have been training on strong men’s workout for the past two months and was quite surprised about the functional challenges that turns out to be what I’ve been preparing for,” said Jemima Djatmiko, fitness coach, athlete and business owner.
“I was nervous when I found out that I was ranked four during the first half of the test so I thought I should push myself and give it all when it comes to the second half of the test. I felt relieved and happy after finishing the challenges. I plan to spend the cash prize with my family and to use majority of the cash prize to obtain a weight lifting and gymnastic certificate in the United States. One of my passion is not just to be an athlete, I would like to learn more, be a coach or a mentor to other people who want to be fit and healthy.” continued Djatmiko.
Official sponsors for the event include Subaru, Sanctband, Again Faster, Yogood, Optimum Nutrition, Streamcast, Celebrity Fitness, Lab Series, and Royal Brunei Airlines. For more information, visit http://testofwill.com/ .
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