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OBC-JAN 2/12- Eighteen are we today.....


Welcome Back Kenny Smith, Michelle Smith, Marcus Jau Chan, Vivien Luyen and Jessica...

They were absent from the Bootcamp last month in December.2009 and KL Alpha were never the same without them. KL Alpha should be more hip, Updonk and energized with them back with us.

KL Alpha would also like to record our regret that Shammy Ooi & Suriana Saiful had to take January off without the Bootcamp to recover from a knee injury and Peggy Hoegh whom had permanently moved to Singapore. Every personality in our platoon makes KL Alpha the platoon that it is.

KL Alpha too would like to welcome on board Arnaud Marolleau, Hafiz Omar, Zaiem Razak, Ilyanna Aylin, Syazrina Sabri, Nadia Tajuddin, Lizza Abdul Rahim, Irwan Anuar and all new recruits whom performed very well on their first Benchmark Timing. Hafiz Omar & Danial Ismail upgraded straight to Delta.. the Most difficult rank at the OBC.

The red-tee today was commanded by Corporal Faizal Ariff and assisted by Corporal Dharmendra, Lans Corporal Elin and Lans Corporal Stephanie.

Upon taking the attendance, every recruit were graded according to their ranking based on the benchmark timing (as well as other criteria)....... The Delta, which is the mother of all rank comprised of the followings:

1) Kenny Smith
2) Michelle Smith
3) CK Chun SSj
4) Dr Malek Aziz
5) Wai-yee
6) Shobha Bala
7) Hafiz Omar
8) Tricia Especkerman
9) Tomi Soetjipto
10) Kenix Lim
11) Nyna Mohsen
12) Claire
13) Jordan
14) Danial Ismail
15) Daing Danial
16) Marcus Jau Chan
17) Jack (full name?)
18) me..........  Armin Baniaz

Me.. I got back into Delta having completed the whole cycle from first the Rangers, then Delta, downgraded to Seal and now back to Delta.... CONGRATULATION to all recruits who made it to Delta!! It should be the end-target for everybody to aim and achieve!!! especially the new recruits.

CONGRATULATION (on behalf of the KLA Kiasu) too to Sergeant Simran whom was recently upgraded to Daddy-hood... The hard work with Ika certainly paid off. Daddy-hood is a more difficult rank after Hubby-hood and bachelor-hood.

We had our normal 5 minutes warming up session before being given 6 sets of 40 second squat pulses for 3 AWOLS and 2 Late-Comers. Consider it a reasonable bonus for the RM299 monthly fees paid.

After the warm-up and the penalty, the platoon was divided into their respective ranks the Delta, Seal and Rangers. The tag-line for each ranks today was......... 18SX for the DELTA,  the SEAL tagged with 16SX and the Rangers branded PG (Parental Guidance).

All the workout for the Delta is in 18 Repetitions, Seal 16 repetitions and Rangers.... err maybe trainer's guidance.

As the Tag-line 18SX implies, all workout is in 18 repetition for 18 minutes. The Delta began with Corporal Faizal's killer chest workout. There are 5 sets @ 18 repetitions of Chest workout that must be done non-stop for 18 minutes as follows:

1) King Kong Push up
2) Diamond Push up
3)  Palms to elbow
4) 'Tonggek' Push-up
5) Three-point push-up
Tomi whom was quite quiet during the first day had re-gained his vocal chords and was moaning and groaning throughout the workout..... Chun SSj was crying..?

After the Killer Chest workout, we had a 50 meter recovery run before being passed to Lans Corporal Elin for 18SX ABS.... On a similar 18 repetition for 18 minutes non-stop, we had to performed 5 abdomen exercises as follows:

1) military sit-up
2) jack-knife
3) flutter kick
4) scissor kick
5) Buddha sit-up
After completing 18 minutes of 18 repetitions for the above 5 exercises, we were asked to sprint for 100 meter before being passed to the Wesliey Snipe look-alike Lans Corporal Dharmendra  for a deadly Leg workout.

Yes it is also for 18 minutes non-stop with 18 repetitions for each of the following workout:

1) military pulses
2) Lunges
3) Jump Squat
4) truster
5) sumo squat
6) March and Drop

After a month away from Delta, being in Seal and 9 days without any exercise during Christmas and New year, today's exercise was a killer but a definitely 5-Star rating!! My body was pumping massive adrenaline and being overdosed with those adrenaline, I lost count while performing the exercises and may have unintentionally cheated on the count.

Dizzy.... Nauseate.... Dirty..... Muddy.... Wet......... Sweaty......... breathless............ Pain........ Crams.......... Scream..... Moans......... Groans............ are all a registered trade-mark while training!!! There is only One explanation if ever anybody trained without all of the above....... You did NOT give in your 110% EFFORT!!!!

With the support from the team and the spirit of Bootcamp, we will persevere the painful and torturous training.... To make the best from the RM299 paid and to further improve & progress forward, we should and must all commit to 100% Attendance, Commitment and Effort.

We will lost our training momentum if we start missing any OBC sessions even for a day! Lets avoid that for our own betterment...  and commit ourselves again for another month of 100% ACE!!!!

With the tagline 18sx today......... I cant help but to feel and be Eighteen again!!


Last but not least, to inculcate the spirit of camaraderie, we should make an effort to know everybody in our platoon. As such, I hope to list down all the members @ KL Alpha via Dr Malek Aziz's once proven method: All senior recruits must get to know the names of at least 2 other recruits during the next session.

Until then........Stay tune....

Other ref: OBC-Jan1/12, Kiasu 15Kiasu 14Kiasu 13Kiasu 12Kiasu 11Kiasu 10Kiasu 9Kiasu 8Kiasu 7Kiasu 6Kiasu 5Kiasu 4Kiasu 3 (timing)Kiasu 2Kiasu 1 Bootcamp 13Bootcamp 12Bootcamp 11Bootcamp 10Bootcamp 9,Bootcamp 8Bootcamp 7Bootcamp 6Bootcamp 5, Bootcamp 4, Bootcamp3Bootcamp2Bootcamp 1..

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