Mr. Muscles: Malaysian bodybuilder still going strong at 72

Asia Pacific Apr 1, 2021

Mr. Muscles: Malaysian bodybuilder still going strong at 72

Working out with aging equipment in his modest gym, 72-year-old Malaysian bodybuilder A. Arokiasamy bench presses two dumbbells and then flexes his muscular arms. Despite his advancing years, the champion still pumps iron every day and believes staying healthy with a vigorous routine is the ...

Bodybuilders deliver turnaround for pandemic-hit sushi restaurant

National Sep 4, 2020

Bodybuilders deliver turnaround for pandemic-hit sushi restaurant

A sushi chef and bodybuilder in central Japan has been garnering attention for his spin on deliveries during the novel coronavirus pandemic, as he puts on a show displaying his figure when dropping off orders. Masanori Sugiura, a third-generation owner of the 60-year-old sushi restaurant ...

The changing face (and bodies) of fitness

Lifestyle Aug 4, 2016

The changing face (and bodies) of fitness

by Alisa Yamasaki

There has been a recent trend among Japanese comedians to go big — with their workouts. Toshiaki Kasuga, Nakayama Kinnikun and Yoshio Kojima all incorporate flexing into their routines, playing up macho stereotypes for laughs. However, Shun Kaneko isn't laughing. "On Japanese TV, when a ...