Career-driven individuals may find themselves caught up in the vortex of never-ending assignments. Some tasks require transatlantic journeys to different geographical locations in the world, making the accumulation of air miles easier than achieving the designated minimum steps required on a workout app. For headquarter-based diligent employees, downtime is sacrificed to perfect their work. What work-life balance?
But no matter where you are located, never neglect your well-being. After all, look after your body now, and it will look after you in the long-run. So take a breather from your hectic schedule and get back in shape with this quick full-body workout created by Ultimate Performance Singapore (see video above).
It's a great routine for those who haven't been able to hit the gym of late—whether you've been travelling, working long hours on a project, or just fallen off the bandwagon—as it's designed to fire up your metabolism with back-to-back compound movements.
Total—3 rounds. Dedicate 40 seconds for each exercise; push yourself to do as many repetitions of each exercise in the 40 seconds. Take a 20 second rest in-between exercises, and a 30 second break in-between supersets.
A2—Lat pull down
B1—Reverse DB lunge
D1—Barbell Bicep curl
D2—Med ball slams
Need a fitness companion?
Individuals tend to lose motivation while doing a solo circuit workout. Counter this by enlisting an interested colleague or fitness comrade. Alternatively, rope in the Longines Conquest V.H.P. (Very High Precision) timepiece as your training companion—as a super accurate quartz-powered horologe, it's your perfect partner to help keep track of time for each exercise.
The Swiss watchmakers' experience with quartz is extensive, especially with its timekeeping activities. Tapping from successful technologies such as Ultra-Quartz (the first mass-produced quartz wristwatch) and creating the precision-record quartz calibre-fitted Conquest V.H.P. predecessor, Longines produced the latest variant of the Conquest V.H.P. that's equipped with an exclusive movement developed by the ETA manufacturing company. This movement is renowned for its high degree of precision for an analogue watch (± 5 s/yr).
A rough moment when executing the workout set will not faze the Conquest V.H.P., thanks to its ability to reset its hands after an impact, using the GPD (gear position detection) system. Accuracy will also be maintained even in contact under a magnetic field too.
If you pull the crown out of the watch and wait for about one minute, the hour, minute, and second hand will snap at 12 o’clock—this is because the watch enters resting mode. Once you push the crown back in, the hands spin around to the exact time it should be without a second lost. This supports the watch's long-lasting battery life of up to four years.
The Conquest V.H.P. also has a perpetual calendar and long-lasting battery cell. Translation: you won't end up with still time while conditioning your core. As a heads up, the watch's E.O.L. (End Of Life) indicator can preventatively signal the end of battery life. Discipline your rest time in between supersets with the chronograph version which displays a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock and a 60-second counter in the centre.
Frequent business or leisure travellers can easily alternate time at origin and destination using the Conquest V.H.P.'s smart crown, allowing adjustments to hours and minutes in one-hour leaps with a sweep of the crown.
Price-wise, Conquest V.H.P. is a valuable investment. From SGD1,510, this handsome timepiece can be obtained to allow you to be fully aware of every crucial second that encourages you to break your record with each consecutive workout set.
Those concerned with physicals aesthetics—and are particular about gym outfit coordination—will be pleased to know that the Conquest V.H.P. collection offers displays in blue, carbon, silvered or black dials with a steel or black PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) bracelet secured by a folding safety clasp. In short, it looks as good in a boardroom as it does on a bench press.
Special thanks to the personal trainers at Ultimate Performance Singapore.
Directed by: Vanessa Caitlin
Director of Photography: David Bay
Sound: Hazirah Rahim