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THE "NEW" BOOTCAMP AT PADANG MERBUK & PADANG ASTAKA

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While in Singapore over the weekend, I received endless email and updates on 'Bootcamp' latest controversy. Since I blogged and posted the Official Statement from Chief Brabon, the Founder and Managing Director of the Original Bootcamp Australia, I feel it will be unjust if I do not publish and comment on the Official Statement from Selva Kumar, the "BULLDOG LOGO ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP, Since 1991" former licensee for Padang Merbuk and Padang Astaka. We should always base our judgement on explicit facts and details rather than on hearsay, assumptions and rumours.

The summary of Selva Kumar's Official Statement is as follows:

ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA: JUNE-PG1/12: BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT

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The first session of every month at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP is always the BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT. This BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT is important for the instructor to gauge the recruits physical ability in strength, muscular endurance, stamina, agility and speed. With the Benchmark Assessment too, the instructors will also have a better insight in the recruits ability to go beyond the physical fatigue.

This is important for the instructors to categories the recruits unto their respective rank, eg, Delta, Seals and Rangers according to their benchmark timing. The benchmark timing is not the only factor used in categorising recruits but the characteristics of competitiveness or KIASU-ness of the recruits too will determine their category. Recrutis whom are less Kiasu.. requires more team-work effort and motivation. These factors are important to ensure the gains of every recruits are at the optimal.

ONE NIGHT IN SINGAPORE.. SUNDOWN MARATHON.

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It was a spontaneous and unplanned decision to take a drive to Singapore for the ADIDAS SUNDOWN MARATHON and support more than half a dozen of our fellow Bootcampers whom are running the race. I ran the 84km Singapore Sundown Ultra-marathon when it was first launched 2 years ago but managed to only complete 56km. I completed the balance 28km (to make it a total of 84km) in 3 instalments (10km per instalment & extra 2km for instalment interest) within a month after the actual race ... (See: My Xtreme). but try not to be like me....

BU-OBC: TW 3/3 THE GRAND FINALE

29 May 2010. The finale.... Last session of the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama (OBC-BU) first trial week.

There were three selected circuits prepared for the last session of the trial week. The first circuit introduces OBC-BU's very own jaw dropping sexy Sand-babe, I mean Sandbag.

Sarge Dann, Corporal Chun, LC Nawal, LC Hafiz Salleh, LC Jasper and LC Erni were the team of instructors supervising the 41 recruits. We had the Malaysian Actor whom once won the best actor award cum Architect Azhar Sulaiman and National Gymnast, Hairi Zaid Ahmad Saruji training with us. Hairi Zaid came to train with 41 recruits at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar utama as part of his training for the Commonwealth Games.

Hairi Zaid is Malaysia national men gymnast artistic. He was selected into the National Gymnast Pelapis Team in 2003 and is competing in the next Commonwealth Games.
Last Year in 2009, Hairi Zaid won 3 GOLD medal and 3 Bronze during the Malaysia Open, 2 GOLD and 2 Bronze for the South Afr…

WHAT HAPPEN TO OBC AT PADANG MERBUK & PADANG ASTAKA ?

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I had just received an "OFFICIAL STATEMENT" via an email from the Managing Director of the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP INTERNATIONAL, CHIEF BRABON whom 20 years ago, founded the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP authorised network that offered the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP PROGRAM as services. It was a long email that is attached at the bottom of this blog article.

Being a new license operator for the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama, I was shocked to receive the Official Statement email addressed to all current & past recruits and instructors.

The summary of the OFFICIAL STATEMENT is as follows;

ERNI SYAZWAMI AZMAN (LANCE CORPORAL (P) @ ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ BANDAR UTAMA

For Instructors Ranking eg. Sarge, Corporal, Lance Corporal, see: OBC-RANKING)


ERNI SYAZWANI AZMAN, also known as Lance Corporal Erni or LC Erni at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP is a Lance Corporal in Probation that had underwent more than a month of six days a week daily training to familiarise herself with the Original Bootcamp forms & technique, Culture, Terminology and Training Style. LC Erni holds a 3rd Dan World Taekwando Federation Black Belt and a Taekwando Sports Specific Coaching Certificate from the Malaysia Taekwando Federation. LC Erni also hold a Sports Science Coaching Certificate from the National Sports Council.

BU-OBC: TW 2/3- MANIMALS....

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27 May 2010, a herd of Manimals were spotted at Bandar Utama at 5:45am this morning. A witness claimed the group of people suddenly transformed into monkey, bear and crab and apparently clearing the football field from dozens of unwanted 'merchandise'... reported Armin News Network (ANN). Upon further investigation, the manimals were actually a group of people whom shared similar goal to be healthy, fitter and sexier... the manimal way.

Such will be the circuits pre-prepared for the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama... It varies from a variety types of animal movements (see: animal workout) to human forms and endless of other carefully designed circuits but with the same objective of targeting specific muscle group, fat burn and cardio gains.

ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ BANDAR UTAMA SARGE DANN

ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP tm @ Bandar utama platoon commander Sarge Dann or his real name Daing Daniel Fitri had just passed his 5th Dan Black Belt assessment last month in April 2010 and is also a Taekwando instructor since 2002. Daing Daniel passed the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP assessment and promoted to a Sarge on 3 May 2010 (see: OBC Ranking). Daing Daniel obtained his Bachelor in Sports Science degree from the University Malaya and is currently pursuing his Masters in Sports Science specialising in Sports biomechanics, Coaching and strength training. Daing Daniel is also the Coach for University Malaya Taekwando team and National University Sports Council (MASUM).

BU-OBC: THE FIRST PAGE........... TRIAL WEEK TW 1/3

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25 May 2010. The first Page of a new chapter. We were all nervous, excited and anxious to start our first trial week. We wanted it to be perfect. We have been practicing and rehearsing daily for the whole month digesting all that we learn at the Bootcamp Academy for today. We vetted through the whole registration and there were only 19 listed members whom had previously attended the Original Bootcamp session. From the total, 53 registered were all newbies to the Original Bootcamp. The initial circuit designed for today was too strenuous to those that had never exercise before. The circuit was mellowed  to make it slightly easier, fun and with an initial target calories burn of at least 300 during the session and continuously burning after session through the EPOC (Excessive Post-Ecercise Oxygen Consumption) effect.

Every circuit was scientifically designed for the best gain via the mentoring program that was made available to all franchisee based from over 20 years of experience... …

KL ALPHA..THE CLOSING OF A CHAPTER

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21 MAY 2010 Friday, Padang Merbuk. We were awake even before the alarm clock screamed. After 8 months of waking up at 4:30am daily, our biological clock had accustomed to the early morning wake-up call. Nawal Aini Zulkifli, Rose Emini Pahamin and I cruised slowly to padang merbuk at only 140km per hour. We were excited to graduate with honours on another month of ACE. I was absent for the first time with a sprained ankle but had it replaced with the instructors training at bandar Utama which had been ongoing for the whole month in May.

We arrived 10 minutes before the session start and I quietly went for the last piss-in the bushes.. A moment I can only enjoy at KL Alpha, Padang Merbuk. To be honest, that was the first time in 20 years... since I last 'pissed' in public!! Okaaay.. maybe I dont need to be so honest but it did feel good... doing 'it' in the open .At OBC-Bandar Utama, I have to settle for the boring conventional public toilet. Why cant we all be 'gr…

LACTATE TRANSITION AND VO2 MAX TEST

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7 May 2010, University Malaya. Its been a week since we received the approval for the Original Bootcamp franchise in Bandar Utama. To ensure Original Bootcamp @ Bandar Utama key personnel and team qualifies in stamina and fitness to be an instructor, we brought the whole team (including the admins) to the Department of Exercise Physiology, Sports Centre, University Malaya.


We arrived at the Physiology Lab after the Friday Bootcamp session.

Upon entering the lab, we were amazed at the computers and equipments the lab was equipped. Although we were excited with the assessment but we were also nervous. Except for the Original Bootcamp-Bandar Utama Sarge Daing Daniel Fitri, non of us was ever assessed by computers in a real sports laboratory.


COUNT DOWN FOR THE ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ BANDAR UTAMA

. Since Bandar Utama was given the approval as an Original Bootcamp franchise on 27 April 2010 (known as OBC-BU), Sarge Dann has been busy training the instructors and be trained. Trainers at the Original Bootcamp must be better and fitter than all the recruits. The recruits usually comprised of a good mix of athlete whom seek to improve their performance and couch potatoes whom had never exercise before. At the Original Bootcamp, the instructors led by example and train together with the recruits instead of the conventional old fashion ways of only bossing people what to do...
For the whole month in May, on non-OBC days,  the trainers met three times a week to perfected their forms and techniques.
We learn the correct form and techniques from Chief Brabon during the Original Bootcamp Academy. There, we learn so many different forms and technique that we had to digest it slowly via our own instructors training. More often, we discounted and/or compromised our forms and techniques during …

THE LAST WEEK AT KL ALPHA ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP, PADANG MERBUK

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17 May 2010. Its the last week of my Eight Month training at the Original Bootcamp KL Alpha. This will also be my last month at KL Alpha. After 8 good months of consistent training, it feels so hard to leave my fellow KL Alpha comrades especially after all the sweats, screaming and struggles.... we saw how everyone had improved.

We saw how Vivien Luyen Ow rise from her own demotion to Seal back to Delta and now leaving to GREECE to participate in a full marathon... 'international marathonas' representing MALAYSIA!!  The quiet Ima Mohamed on her first month became the most talk-in-pain recruit. Shobha Bala from an FFK princess to anti-FFK cum ACER and now back to her FFK-Queen. The most SSJ comedian Chun Chia kai whom lost 8kg at the bootcamp and now a serious Red-Tshirt instructor. Aisan Lim from a Seal to a Delta and broke her running-virgin into now a running-addict. Wai-yee Chan a quiet Seal Pilates instructor and now one of the strongest Delta. Lizza Abdul Rahim whom cou…

PROTON CHAIRMAN'S AWARD

"In conjunction with PROTON's 25 year anniversary this year, there could be no better time than to introduce the Chairman's Award"Mohd Shukor Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer Proton Edar Sdn Bhd

A DAY WITH YABhg TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMED

12 May 2010. PROTON EDAR DEALERS ASSOCIATION MALAYSIA (PEDA) was pleased to meet YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad (Tun Dr Mahathir's FACEBOOK) the Perdana Leadership Foundation . I was accompanied by my Deputy President/Southern Region Head Dato Yahya Jaafar, Vice-President/Northern Region Head Abu Lais Walli Mohamed, Vice President/Central Lee Lick Sai, Secretary General/Northern Jeff Lim Si Heong, Hon Treasurer/Central Adam Khan Omar Khan, AJK/Seremban Fadzil Bakar, East Coast Region Head Mohd Jasmin Ismail, AJK/Central Region Fathul Rahman, AJK/Seremban Dr Wan Ikmal Dato Seri Wan Ahmad, AJK/East Coast Mohd Zainuri Ab Halim.

HAPPY MUMMY'S DAY, NAWAL AINI

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HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

They got married on 23 July 1970. I mean Mum & Dad.... and will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary soon!!!

OBC- MAY- 5/12: DENSITY TRAINING

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No AWOL!! KLA legacy is back!!! Once, the max AWOL @ KLA was only 2 and mostly without any AWOLs...  but the last session it went up to as many as 10 AWOL. We all missed the Grunts, Squat pulses the run around the park etc... and no extra and additional calories burn today.

Without any punishments, the workout today was a kick @ss, all the energy was centred and focussed in forms and techniques. One sure thing @ the bootcamp, circuits were never repeated and today's workout was... the best!! ..as always!!!!

We had the DENSITY TRAINING which was combi remix of abs, legs, shoulder, core muscles and cardio in 3 well-prepared circuit. The OBJECTIVE was to complete as MANY ROUNDS OF SUPERSETS WITHIN THE GIVEN TIME of 10 minutes for Delta, 9 Minutes for Seals and 8 minutes for the Ranger. The SUPERSET comprised of 2 exercise each for three circuits with each exercise bearing a 10 repetition for Delta, 9 repetition for Seals and 8 Repetition for the Ranger.

PEDA APOLOGIZES TO PROTON BUYER FOR THE MINOR GLITCHES IN DELIVERIES

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Beginning on 1 April 2010, Proton Edar had adopted and implemented a new system that should enhance and benchmark Proton delivery qualities as well as STANDARDIZE the quality of Proton cars to be delivered to customers. Previous to the new system, dealers and showrooms PDI-ed (Pre-Delivery Inspection) the vehicles individually and there were no standard delivery quality of Proton Cars.

The new system, will enhanced and standardized the quality of vehicles to be delivered to the customer. However, there were some minor glitches that had caused some delay in the vehicle deliveries coupled by the unstable e-daftar and e-kastam online payment.

Although these are beyond the dealers, PEDA apologized for any inconveniences to the affected Proton buyer. Rest assure, counter-measures has been taken to rectify the delay.

Click Star paper and Malaysia Reserves for full stories.

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CONGRATULATION TO ALL INSTRUCTORS @ ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP BANDAR UTAMA

. After graduating from Level 1, Military Fitness Leader Certification @ the Original Bootcamp Academy, the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ BANDAR UTAMA instructors were certified with the following ranking:

BOOTCAMP INSTRUCTORS RANKING

NOTE: The ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP™ ranks held by our Instructors in no way reflect the ranks that those individuals may currently hold, or have previously held in any arm of the military, law enforcement or fire/rescue. They are purely ranks that they have earned in relation to the provision of the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP™ program.Here is a brief write-up to further understand the instructors ranking at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP... LANCE CORPORAL - Lance Corporals are essentially apprentices, who are still learning the ropes and perfecting forms and techniques. It may be that they are still undertaking additional studies to become a fully qualified Instructor.

OBC-MAY 4/12: FUNTABULOUS CARDIO RUN

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3 May 2010. Its the fourth session today with 10 AWOLS...!! TEN AWOLS.. cool!! There were Amy Ho, Danial Ismail, Syed Mahadzir Syed Mashor and many many more.......

Thankful to the 10 AWOLs, we had 5 laps-around-carpark & 50 Trusters... FIFTY TRUSTERS!!!...

I completed the run but completed the 50 trusters in 2 instalments. First installment with 38 trusters during the session sort of 'hutang' the balance and did 12 trusters as second instalment back home. (Note: Err.. Instalment is not allowed, if you are caught, the whole platoon will be punished.. Again!!)

The placement of recruits were announced today.. Shoba Bala made it back to Delta alongside 10 others namely, Amy Ho, Nawal AIini Zulkifli, Machiko san, Tomi Soetjipto, Yin Biing Wen, Chun Chia Kai (but of course), Wai-Yee Chan, Ashima Thomas, Syed Mahadzir Syed Manshor and a new Delta Jessie.


THE BOMBA-LYCIOUS RACE

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2 MAY 2010. We had a good carbo loading at Wau Penyu, Solaris before leaving to Ampang for Aaraf's Taekwando class. Ili Liyana Baharon had the most load.. She had Nasi Lemak for breakfast, Curry Fish head for lunch, a feast at Ara Damansara and dinner at Wau Penyu. Equally loaded was Nawal Aini Zulkifli whom first had her breakfast at 6:30am, steak at Colliseum etc etc and ended up with Nasi Kerabu at Wau Penyu.