Malaysian bodybuilder A. Arokiasamy flexes his muscles after training at his gym in Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia. He still pumps iron every day, and believes staying healthy through a vigorous fitness routine is the best defence against coronavirus. Photo: AFP
Malaysian bodybuilder A. Arokiasamy flexes his muscles after training at his gym in Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia. He still pumps iron every day, and believes staying healthy through a vigorous fitness routine is the best defence against coronavirus. Photo: AFP

Malaysian bodybuilder, 72, believes exercise fights Covid-19 – and he still pumps iron every day

  • Grandfather works out with weights every day, and says ‘weightlifting and exercise can slow down ageing and keep you healthy’
  • Five times a Mr Universe contestant, he won gold in the 1981 Southeast Asian Games, and runs a gym in Perak where he charges the public US$1 a day to train

Malaysian bodybuilder A. Arokiasamy flexes his muscles after training at his gym in Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia. He still pumps iron every day, and believes staying healthy through a vigorous fitness routine is the best defence against coronavirus. Photo: AFP
Malaysian bodybuilder A. Arokiasamy flexes his muscles after training at his gym in Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia. He still pumps iron every day, and believes staying healthy through a vigorous fitness routine is the best defence against coronavirus. Photo: AFP
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