Welcome to FYDB, a website showcasing Singaporean men with amazing physique and a je nai se quoi for sports and fitness. Muscles all flexed and not a hair out of place, FYDB is a place for everyone to admire the hard work and passion of these well-sculpted adonis of the Singaporean blood.
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Ezekiel, The formal Paddles Against Limits rower was spotted at the 31st Singapore River Regatta 2013.
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FYDB Hot Shot: Jeremiah Goh
First appeared on FYDB here, Jeremiah sent FYDB readers ablaze and he was quick to agree for an interview. Despite the amount of gazers that came across his Twitter and Ask.fm following his premiere on the site, Jeremiah never shy away. He lashes back with perfect humor and sarcasm, all rolled into one.
The former Nanyang Polytechnic dragonboat team captain was suave and in all forms of friendly, giving us an insight to who he is and how his fitness regime look like.
FYDB: So tell us more some quick facts about you.
Jeremiah: I’m 19 this year, currently studying in NYP. I’m also in the NYP DragonBoat team. I somehow stumbled upon this sport through one of my friend, whom pulled me to join the team. Thats how i got into DB.
FYDB: Right. So you fell in love with it, can you say that?
Jeremiah: Something like that. I like the rush you get when racing together with your teammates. The willingness to go all out for each other.
FYDB: How did you look like before you joined DB?
Jeremiah: Before i joined DB i was rather plump. Or simply put, fat.
FYDB: Do you have a picture of yourself before DB? Because the transformation is so impressive!
Jeremiah: Well… I dont really have a pic before DB. I did not really mind my body at all before DB. Only when i was introduced to DB was i introduced to the gym culture.
FYDB: Describe this gym culture. I’m sure our readers would like to know.
Jeremiah: It is basically the obsession with going to the gym, lifting heavy weights, trying out new exercises and getting the “pump” etc.
FYDB: So what is your diet like? Do you eat clean or eat whatever you want?
Jeremiah: Well I mostly eat whatever I want. Especially when training gets intensive. However I do eat clean every now and then. I believe that one can out-train their diet. Just train longer and harder.
FYDB: How do you manage your gym time with projects etc.?
Jeremiah: Of course, my priority will have to be given to studies. Sometimes I have to cut short my workout due to time constrain. The important thing for me during this time is to ensure my strength, endurance and stamina is maintained and not drop. Its fairly difficult but with abit of extra effort. Its manageable.
FYDB: So how’s your life like?
Jeremiah: Basically my life outside of training is with my friends. Hangout and stuff. And nope, not attached
FYDB: What can you tell people who were like you, who want to get buff but are skinny now?
Jeremiah: For hardgainers. I would have to say eat dirty, train dirtier. For those who wants to lose fat, its either increase your training intensity/time, or just suck it up and diet.
FYDB: Define training dirty and eating dirty.
Jeremiah: Eating dirty is like eating calorie dense food. For hardgainers, the quality of good does not matter much. Training dirty is really going wall to wall every set. Pushing past the “burn” making every rep count. I personally do not go to failure every set but i do come close to it.
FYDB: How are your workouts like? Everyday? Do you do specific muscle group per day? Details! :)
Jeremiah: I’m a firm believer in compound exercises and supersets. Cardio after the weights is also a must to stay lean. It may sound hard but i normally train for at least 2 hours 6-7 days a week.
During competition periods i sometimes have double sessions. Sometimes up to 5 double sessions a week.
I basically train full body every workout. But I do tens to emphasize alot of back exercises coz its specific to my sport.
FYDB: That’s crazy. Any rest days?
Jeremiah: My only rest day is on a Friday but sometimes I train on that day. It’s mostly freestyle. Its the only day where i ever do body part training.
FYDB: What’s your favorite workout?
Jeremiah: My favourite exercises are weighted pullup, military press, bench pull and bench press. For my own workout. I like to push myself. If I’m not sweating, its not called a workout.
FYDB: So do you isolate muscle groups per session or do you recommend a full body workout every time?
Jeremiah: For athletes, you must do a full body workout every time. Bodybuilders should split their muscle group. Athletes can use isolation exercise IN ADDITION to their full body routine. So if one wants to get bigger bicep, they can do extra sets of bicep curls after they finished their training routines.
FYDB: A lot of people say dragon boaters don’t train legs. But what about you? Do you train your legs? How often?
Jeremiah: [Laughs] I used to be a squat fanatic. Squatting almost everyday. But now i only train my legs twice a week. And the only exercise i do for my legs is squats. However, i vary the reps weekly. Some days i do low reps while other day i do high reps.
FYDB: Well, I think we have it all covered. Thanks Jeremiah!
Jeremiah: You too!
So there you go, Jeremiah’s secret to staying fit and keep a banging bod. Jeremiah’s rise from a plump teenager to a fit, all-rounded muscle head is an inspiring story, one that anyone can accomplish when you put your mind to it.
Help us inspire other people! Are you or anyone you know deserving of a spot on FYDB Hot Shot? Email us @ email@example.com and let us know!
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submission: Mediacorp actor Andie Chen six pack !!
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FYDB Hot Shot: Roy Lim
Roy Lim, a huge fan favourite of FYDB was skinny, that is until he bulked up since February 2012. FYDB interviews the team Naga dragonboater alum on his bulking regime and fitness.
FYDB: Describe yourself before the regiment.
RL: To be honest, I’ve been on both sides of the spectrum, to be honest. Been pretty fat when I was 12 - 13 and skinny when I was 15 - 18. So yeah. Interesting childhood.
FYDB: Describe your diet for the past year.
RL: I switch it up. It almost felt like trial and error. But the one that worked is the high protein diet. Chicken breasts, eggs, meat… Don’t forget veggies and fish! And protein shakes are my best friends. By the way, I dig out my yolk when I consume my eggs. Five to six meals are spread out in a day.
Many cut down on rice but I make sure I eat a certain portion of it. I still need to bulk. If you are skinny, rice is always the way to go. It isn’t bad, though many try to avoid. Brown rice would be the better option. My family buys brown rice, which helps. It is a good replacement. Another alternative would be seaweed rice.
But I love my meat.
Sometimes after my workout, I go for half a chicken or a full one. *sniggers*
FYDB: Right, so more protein and unprocessed carbs. Got it. Did you take supplements like protein or pills?
RL: ’m living proof of bulking without pills. It may seem like a long process but just stay by the traditional way and results will eventually show.
I don’t believe in taking pills. Pills harm you in the long run. Protein shakes and Creatine, which is a boost of energy for workout, should be good enough.
FYDB: What’s your favourite protein shake?
RL: Optimum Nutrition, Strawberry flavour - and you can never go wrong with that! By the way, never get shakes from GNC (daylight robbery) Get yours from Nutrition Park or Optimum Nutrition!
FYDB: how do you feel about before and after you started the workout? And how do you feel now after seeing the results?
RL: Before, I feel hopeful. I did take photos so I could keep track. I dont think im there yet, however, I’m never complacent. I’m sure many gym-goers can relate to it. I just want to keep going at it but also keeping in mind that staying humble and appreciative is the key. I didn’t expect myself to get this far but am thankful because without my friends, my support system, who have guided me along the way, I wouldn’t be where I am now.
FYDB: What are you looking forward to with another six months of training?
RL: Really hoping to bulk more and then concentrate on definition. In terms of my physique, enough is never enough. There’s still a lot of work to do for myself. So yeah. It definitely helped with my confidence.
So does the gymrat addiction ever end for Roy? Apparently not. Roy’s looking more toned after the new year, a nod to those who have yet to even begin their new year’s resolution.
His transformation, which took less than a year is definitely astonishing. We’ve added a picture of him from April 2013 up there too.
And well, the lesson learnt from Roy here is that having a support system helps in reaching his goal - while most people work alone, it is indeed a myth that the road to fitness is a lonely one. Confidence is also what you would gain after such improvements in not just what you see in the mirror but also the strength you gain.
There’s no stopping Roy Lim - the first of many FYDB will interview for our new segment
Is there anyone else you feel deserving of a spot on FYDB Hot Shot? Email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
This is amazing. Republic Polytechnic’s best bodybuilders experiment with student photographers on lighting. We’re a little disappointed at the mysterious identities.
Anonymous said: Could we have posts on nj canoeists please!
If you can pass us some names we’ll try talking to them.
fuckyeadragonboaters: A couple of NDU boys taking selfies in the gym.
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Anonymous said: I really admire Jeremiah Goh's big guns and hope that I can have them one day. Is it possible that FYDB features an interview with him?
We’ll ask him, and see if he’s agreeable.
Thanks for the feedback man.