His body of evidence

The rule of thumb is simple: you cannot go to a dentist who has bad teeth, visit a doctor who has poor health habits, and you surely can't be trained by someone who looks like they could use a sit-up or 20.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2012, 12:00am

A new bag of tricks to help you stay fit

I'd always been intimidated by those big, brown, crescent-shaped leather bags in the gym.

Often a burly guy would hoist one up on his shoulders like an oversized neck pillow, then, grabbing it by each tapered end, whip it overhead back down on the ground like a professional wrestler body slamming an opponent.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Athlete free after bribery appeal

Asian Games bodybuilding champion Chan Yun-to, jailed last year for bribing an official to shorten a ban from competition for failing a drug test, was freed yesterday after winning an appeal.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Bodybuilders convicted of bribery

30 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Bodybuilder, official deny bribery

Hong Kong and China Bodybuilding and Fitness Association chairman Chan Siu-man and bodybuilder Chan Yun-to pleaded not guilty yesterday to offering bribes. The two allegedly gave US$10,000 to Paul Chua, secretary general of the Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, to shorten Chan's suspension for failing dope tests, enabling him to take part in 2006's Doha Games.

15 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Bodybuilding bribery case set for June

Hong Kong and China Bodybuilding and Fitness Association chairman Chan Siu-man and bodybuilder Chan Yan-to will be tried in District Court together in June for their alleged 2006 bribery case. The two were accused of bribing Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation secretary general Paul Chua to lift Chan's suspension period, enabling him to take part in the Doha games.

9 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Bodybuilding gets chop but all's ok

The exclusion of bodybuilding from this year's East Asian Games (EAG) has not affected preparations for the biggest multi-sports event to be hosted by Hong Kong, organisers say.

They announced details of the torch relay and 100-day countdown for the showpiece to be held from December 5-13.

30 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Judging dispute hits East Asian Games

22 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Conan, the librarian

Books to me have always been about smell and touch and reading in bed. They remind me of rainy Saturday afternoons thumbing through dog-eared paperbacks in second-hand bookshops or lazy breakfasts in cafes. Side by side lining shelves, they speak volumes about personality; walk into a stranger's home, browse his or her collection, and you learn a good deal about that person.

12 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Colourful balls - and an Adonis - ease the boredom of training

New Year's resolutions may be delusional but, for the first time, I have jumped on the bandwagon. This year is my year for total body fitness.

4 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

HK bodybuilders cut down to size despite punching above weight

Marco Lam Man-shing received a hero's welcome and a cheque for HK$50,000 from the Athlete Incentive Awards Scheme after being presented with a belated bronze medal thanks to a South Korean dope cheat at the 2006 Asian Games last December.

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Marco finally muscles into third place

Marco Lam is pumped up! The Hong Kong bodybuilder finally received his bronze medal from last year's Asian Games in Doha. Lam, who works full-time as a personal trainer, competed in the light-heavyweight category in bodybuilding and was oh so close to the podium at the time, finishing in fourth place - still a big improvement from his 14th-place result in the 14th Asian Games in 2002.

12 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Fit for life

Name: Epsilon Wong Kwan-ping Age: 28 Occupation: Personal trainer

Young Post: How did you become a personal trainer?

Wong: I have always liked sport and outdoor activities. When I was 13, I was recruited for the Hong Kong female soccer team.

11 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Goodbye, girls, now bring on the beefcake

Hong Kong may be a financial hub but Sanya in Hainan is cementing its place for pageants. The resort town hosted the Miss World finals for three straight years to 2005 and the 2006 World's Strongest Man Contest. Now, bring on the Mr World finals.

9 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Inventor follows sage's unusual exercise advice

He may work at a gym, but don't expect to see inventor Lucien Gambarota (above) working out there. The Frenchman is working on an experiment to convert energy from step machines and bikes into electricity that will light up California Fitness in Central, but he admits he'll never set foot on any of the machines himself.

23 Dec 2006 - 12:00am