6 SEA Games athletes who are the ultimate #gymspiration

Nothing like the biggest guns of SEA Games 2015 to inspire you 

6 SEA Games atheletes who are the ultimate #gymspiration
6 SEA Games atheletes who are the ultimate #gymspiration
16 Jun 2015

6 SEA Games atheletes who are the ultimate #gymspiration

Let’s face it, many of us spend way too much time with our computers and smartphones for any kind of discernible biceps to form. But maybe a little inspiration from our SEA Games athletes will help get us off our butts and into the gym (PS: you should never skip leg day too!)

Premila Hirubalan, Netballer, Singapore
Premila Hirubalan, Netballer, Singapore
15 Jun 2015

Premila Hirubalan, Netballer, Singapore

Standing at 170cm and weighing 59kg, the veteran of the Singapore netball team is also a medical officer in Singapore General Hospital’s Department of Anaesthesiology. Brains and big guns, are you inspired yet?

Photos: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/ Action Images via Reuters

Pham Phuoc Hung, Gymnast, Vietnam
Pham Phuoc Hung, Gymnast, Vietnam
15 Jun 2015

Pham Phuoc Hung, Gymnast, Vietnam

Though he’s rather petite, standing at 160cm and weighing 45kg, there’s no doubt that those arms can figuratively and literally sweep any girl off her feet. Phuoc Hung started gymnastics when he was talent-spotted at 6 years old. 20 years on, he’s won more medals this SEA Games than any of his teammates. Even so, he has told fans on Facebook that he still has much to learn not only from his competitors but also younger teammates. Some humility with your achievement never hurts.

Norton Alamara, Water Polo Player, Philippines
Norton Alamara, Water Polo Player, Philippines
15 Jun 2015

Norton Alamara, Water Polo Player, Philippines

He’s a long-standing name in the Philippines’ swimming community, having started out in competitive swimming before moving over to water polo. At 36 years old, he’s one of the older athletes competing this SEA Games. However, one look at his biceps delivering that powerful throw and you can be sure he’s still a force to be reckoned with.

Khotseemueang Sunisa, Shot Putter, Thailand
Khotseemueang Sunisa, Shot Putter, Thailand
15 Jun 2015

Khotseemueang Sunisa, Shot Putter, Thailand

Ignore the fact that her face was crazy contorted mid-throw (she actually looks very sweet in real life) and look at her upper arms. Those defined arms can only be the result of tons of hard work.

Khaw Yeong Wooi, Basketballer, Singapore
Khaw Yeong Wooi, Basketballer, Singapore
15 Jun 2015

Khaw Yeong Wooi, Basketballer, Singapore

He’s close to 2m tall, weighs 80kg and with those guns on him, the gentle giant of Singapore’s basketball team easily fended off the Vietnamese team's defence in the preliminary round Group B, Game 6.

Mugi Harjito, Canoeist, Indonesia
Mugi Harjito, Canoeist, Indonesia
15 Jun 2015

Mugi Harjito, Canoeist, Indonesia

Those giant arms aren't just for show. Mugi Harjito (L) and his teammate Gandie Gandie probably have their biceps to thank for their gold medal in the Men’s K2-200m Final, narrowly beating Singapore’s canoeists by 0.330 seconds.

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