Leon Chng

He credits his love of running, basketball, obstacle challenges and exercise to his past and current coaches, mentors and seniors who gave him advice, as well as the professionals he came across during his life journey. His certifications include Fitness Instructor Certification (Sports SG), Fitness nutrition (ISSA), Muay thai trainer (AMAS) and National Coaching Accreditation Kapap(Krav Maga) and undergoing Junior NBA coach course. He is also the lead trainer of the Reebok Running Club Project, active basketball player and coordinator of specialised fitness classes for remedial training for NSmen who need help to pass their IPPT (Individual Physical Proficiency Test).

Article(s) by: Leon Chng

How Much Do You Know About Your Protein Intake?

How Much Do You Know About Your Protein Intake?

Food & Nutrition

What is protein made of? I once saw two enthusiasts of fitness arguing about if rice has protein. The one stating that rice has no protein is totally wrong. Probably watched too much epic mealtime.

What Runners Can Learn From Muay Thai Fighters

What Runners Can Learn From Muay Thai Fighters

Training

Ever wondered what’s the main difference between a competitive martial artist/fighter and runners especially endurance runners or even casual but active marathon and long distance runners? Apart from the different goals of the former being about finishing timings and the latter about being better than an opponent in reaction, the differences are that mainly martial arts especially modern Mixed martial arts (MMA) training is very anaerobic in nature much like sprinters’ training.

"No Sugar Added"? The New "Fat Free" Gimmick is More like No (Typical) Sugar Added!

“No Sugar Added”? The New “Fat Free” Gimmick is More like No (Typical) Sugar Added!

Food & Nutrition

I was feeling tight in my head. I had thought of getting honey initially but I stumbled upon this offer: 75% off with a free smaller bar. As it was late and I would be turning in soon, I decided to grab a XXXXX brand 95% cacao bar since I would not be active physically to expand the energy I would have consumed from any honey products.

How to Protect Yourself in Your Next Stair Running Competition

How to Protect Yourself in Your Next Stair Running Competition

Training

Vertical marathons share some similarities with regular marathons, in that they both are endurance sports which will test your limits physically and mentally. The difference lies in the distance. Standard marathons are 42 km long and typically take 3-4 hours to finish, while vertical marathons take place over a relatively short distance, and depending on the height of the building, can be completed anywhere from less than 10 minutes to 30 minutes to complete. The world record for the Swissotel’s Vertical Marathon’s 1336 steps is a breathtaking 6 minutes and 46 seconds!

How Your Back Pain is Killing You Slowly

How Your Back Pain is Killing You Slowly

Health & Injuries

Many of the causes of low back pain are still unknown but there has been sufficient evidences indicating that both degenerative and mechanical change within the intervertebral disk is one cause.

Treadmill Running vs. Outdoor Running: What's the Real Difference?

Treadmill Running vs. Outdoor Running: What’s the Real Difference?

Training

There are almost always two main groups of people when it comes to running. Those who love the outdoors on one faction and the other who runs on a treadmill at their regular frequented gym. While training my client sometimes on treadmill in the gymnasium and at other times in the outdoors of Ang Mo Kio, I was posed the question: “Is there really a big difference?” What is then the difference in terms of pros and cons of each option?

Stay Away from Injuries With a "Core Day"!

Stay Away from Injuries With a “Core Day”!

Training

The strengthening and training of the “core” of our body has become a very popular concept among various communities and groups, ranging from elite athletes to chronic pain sufferers. The concept is sound, but there are quite a few popular misconceptions present, particularly regarding what having a stable and strong core really means.

High Intensity Interval Training: An Alternative to Those Long Runs

High Intensity Interval Training: An Alternative to Those Long Runs

Training

What does it mean to run efficiently? By running “efficiently”, I mean taking the the least amount of time required to achieve the biggest improvement. You might think you are running great because you are clocking huge mileages each week, but some fairly basic principles might actually reveal that you are not utilising your runs to the fullest potential.