Triple Pte. Ltd., the exclusive distributor for U.S. high performance sports apparel Under Armour brought Test of Will to Malaysia in a two-day event celebrating human performance, functional fitness and training lifestyle.
The Under Armour Test of Will 2016 is an elite Southeast Asia regional event across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines that is accessible to everyone with the will to train. The two highest scoring men and women of the national heats from the respective country will then compete in the Grand Finale in Singapore.
Over the course of two days, the Malaysia’s national heat attracted over 803 contestants competing under one roof. Each of them completed a 4-minute circuit challenge that assesses pure functional fitness through callisthenic motion using body weight and simple gear.
Comprising the burpees, squats, dumbbell presses and pull-ups (inclined pull-ups for women) consecutively – each contestant had to complete the maximum number of reps he or she can achieve within 60 seconds respectively.
On top of that, the crowd was entertained by a showdown between Captain America and Iron Man, played by our very own Malaysia’s Brand Athlete Kit Mah and Peter Davis respectively. The Under Armour Civil War Alter Ego collection is now available at all the brand houses.
Following two gruelling challenges, contestants had to endure their third challenge right after in the form of dumbbell presses, 20kg for men and 10kg for women. Subsequently, the athletes were tested at gruelling pull-ups for men, and modified inclined pull-ups for ladies.
Jonathan Wong and Andrew Kwan were the best under the male category with the highest score of 148 and 145, while Elaine Hong Ai Leen and Letchumi Sinadurai made the ladies proud by emerging as the top scorers for the female category, scoring a total rep of 217 and 193 respectively. These four winners have won a trip to Singapore to compete in the Under Armour Test of Will Grand Finale which will be held on 28 May 2016 at Gardens by the Bay.
At the Grand Finale, the best contestants from the four countries will battle it out over a series of challenges in a specially built 14-metre tower designed to test strength, endurance, determination and will.
The overall winner will become Under Armour’s Southeast Asia Brand Athlete and receive a 12-month Under Armour sponsorship package. On top of that, both winners in the male and female categories will be featured in leading health magazines, Men’s Health Singapore and SHAPE Singapore.