Friday, February 25, 2011 is finally here!!!

I recently celebrated Ultimate Gym's 20th anniversary with my gym members. It turned out to be such a wonderful afternoon. More pics and details on it soon.Come to think of it ,it has been this long that I've been in this industry . ULTIMATE GYM has been around for over 2 decades!!! All the big clubs that were once the "In thing" died off only to be replaced by other new fitness chains and, ULTIMATE GYM is still here....and we will still be here long after all the newer fitness chains die off!!!

Having said all that, I finally got myself a proper website. I had one a long time ago but due to negligence on the part of the hosting company, I lost the domain name. They failed to notify me that my account , which they were handling, was due for renewal and so that was history.

However, last year, for some miraculous reason, I managed to get the domain name without any hassle. Right away, I contacted a friend of mine to see if he could help me build my website. Despite his hectic schedule, he managed to put aside some time to build my website and I am proud to announce that as of now, is officially active!

Finally my own website that highlights all my achievements throughout my career and services rendered.
Feel free to visit 

Who knows, you may decide to change your current lifestyle and I am just a click away!

Monday, February 14, 2011

ADAM MARTIN - Myotherapist.

Definition: Myo (Latin for muscle) is a specialised form of massage/stretching using deep manual pressure on the body to release trigger points, which can result from birth trauma/falls/strains/sprains and misuse/overuse of the body/fibromyalgia.

The technique for erasing pain is called myotherapy. Myotherapy involves an entity called trigger points. Trigger points are found in muscles that have been insulted/damaged. This damage can even begin before birth.

Trigger points can be dormant for many years. However when conditions are met that could be emotional/physical stress, they seem to light up – they tighten. When stresses subside trigger points/muscles relax. If stresses increase, these relieved muscles will light up again.

Trigger points can’t be seen – yes, they can be felt. The job of the Myotherapist is to de-trigger these points. There are two types of pain most of us experience:

Acute pain – a warning pain – has a foreseeable end, there is usually a time limit on acute pain.

Chronic pain – may or may not have an observable cause. Chronic pain is a condition in the muscles – just living?

Trigger points are laid down, known as a highly irritable spot in a muscle, contributing critically to pain. Trigger points are laid down through our entire lives, firing when conditions are right.

A trigger point is a hyper irritable spot that is painful when compressed. Trigger points are so called because stimulating the point triggers a painful response. Trigger points can be active or latent. Active trigger points cause the patient pain. When stimulated active trigger points refer pain to other areas of the body that are not connected/associated by nerve or dermatomal segment.

Latent trigger points only exhibit pain when compressed and they do not refer pain and may or may not radiate pain around the point.

Trigger points, whether active or latent, result in dysfunction. A trigger point may be reflexively related to, contracture in the muscle, constriction/hypersensitivity in the skin and or local or referred areas, constriction in local circulation resulting from hypertonus and constriction of the muscle.

A myofascial trigger point is found in muscle tissue or its associated fascia. It is located in a taut band of muscle fibres. Normal muscles do not contain taut bands of muscle fibres and therefore do not contain trigger points.

Myotherapy involves a partnership between the Myotherapist and patient, erasing trigger points. Myotherapists treat cause as well as the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. Myotherapy is beneficial when used as a preventative/maintenance tool to keep physical/emotional stresses to a minimum.

 Now that you have a basic idea of what a Myotherapist does, meet Mr. Adam Martin.


 ADAM MARTIN is a qualified Myotherapist with extensive clinical & fitness training experience in Malaysia & Australia. He was Consultant Myotherapist at the Malaysian Institute of Sport for 4 years under the 16th Commonwealth Games program. Adam is also a certified Athletics Coach and a former professional athlete, who excelled in Scottish Highland Games and was crowned South Pacific Caber Tossing Champion in 1990. This breadth of experience is unique, and makes Adam one of the most knowledgeable consultants in the Malaysian health & fitness industry today.

This is the guy who, on more than one occasion, has helped sort out my injuries and complications. Trust me, you will not regret seeing him! For those who would like to get in touch with Mr.Martin, here are his contact details : -

4490 Jalan Lee Hin Neo
Ukay Heights
68000 Ampang

Mobile: +6012 206 8962

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ex-Mr Asia Bujang loses house in fire

Former Mr.Asia and long time friend Mr.Bujang Taha had recently lost his home and all of his belongings including all his medals and trophies to a raging blaze that happened recently in his homeland, Kuching. Saddened by this tragic news, I dug into my old phone book and lucky enough, had found his telephone number that he shares with his wife. As I am all the way here in Kuala Lumpur, I told him that I will do my best to help him raise some money from this side of Malaysia, at least to help him rebuild his's the least I can do for an old friend.

Anyway below is the article which appeared in the Star papers recently:

And if you have a heart and would like to help him out :

To raise funds for our legend, Bujang Taha who lost his house and everything he owned in a blaze recently. Anyone wishing to donate can make their contributions directly to his account.

Here are the full details:
Kamis @ Bujang b Taha (Ic no - K246688)
RHB Bank - Kuching - ac no - 1112 1250 101 252

To those who wish to verify can call his wife @ 013 8943174.

All proceeds goes directly into Mr.Bujang Taha's account to help him rebuild his life.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Sweet Injuries!

As most of you who know me on a personal level or simply have been following my blog, may also know that I have been bodybuilding for over 24 years now. Now 24 years is no joke mind you! It's a bloody long time to be doing the same routines day in and out.

Of course exercising gives you great health and strength benefits, HOWEVER, for people like me who are rather a lil' sadistic, will always try to take it the extra mile in every training session. This is when the problem starts!

I think if someone were to ask me about virtually any sort of problem they are experiencing due to weight training injuries, I may just about be able to answer them and give them an answer as to how to treat their problems. Why? Cos' I've been there in most cases!

Anyway, back in 2009, i had torn my hamstrings in 2 article HERE.  I had to undergo treatment at the ISTITUTE SUKAN NEGARA(ISN) and they did a rather good job at rehabilitating my injuries. For that I am grateful for their services. All along though, I had another problem but somehow it reared it's ugly head recently. I progressively got worse over the weeks in Jan 2011.

The problem was, me being unable to walk up any staircase, press the car clutch and obviously not work on my legs. The pain would be quite excruciating when the knees were bent at a certain halfway point rendering the entire leg hopeless. Now this was beginning to alarm me for I was really unable to train now let alone do normal daily stuff. So, naturally, where do I seek help? The people from ISN that had treated my torn hamstrings before.

They ran some tests and did some assessment to determine the root of my problem and concluded that the entire problem resulted from a hip displacement which caused the muscles and fascia to run out of proper alignment. So of course, I attended physio for almost 3 weeks. They reckon I needed to do a lot of stretching, something I would freely admit to NOT doing on a regular basis. Well after 3 weeks of therapy, guess what? The problem did not improve! That's right, NO real improvements. So at this point I was getting rather worried and frustrated. 

My next move was to call up an old friend who used to work at ISN, a sports therapist as well except his field is a bit different from the others. He name is Adam Martin and he is a Myotherapist. I have seen him twice thus far and VOILA! 95% of my acute knee pain is gone. He addressed the issue like a pro...well...he IS a pro...LOL! He is perhaps the only certified myotherapist in Malaysia and let me tell you something people..if you have some sort of chronic pain in your joints and muscles, and when physio and chiros aren't doing you much good, when doctors tell you that you need surgery, try Adam out first!!! He has a god given gift that, in my opinion, would solve most if not all of your problems. 

Of course he doesn't come cheap, fees are a bit on the premium end BUT wouldn't you be happier having to pay his fees and get sorted out once and for all than to be running around like some headless chicken consulting all sorts of specialists and eventually end up spending more AND still living in pain? I know I would rather pay the fees and be done with it!

Who is and how can you reach Adam Martin? Well, stay tuned for my next post as I will be bringing you a little bit more information about what is a myotherapist and about this fine gentleman who has those god given hands, so tune in again soon!