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fitness Sandugo

Abs Showdown 2009 Abs Showdown 2009
January 11 to April 12

Von Ferch Choy Aarone PJ Dan Vyxz TheLoneRider

Congratulations to Aarone Sunglao for winning the 2009 Abs Showdown. Voting chart below as of May 12, 11:59:59pm.

Aarone garnered 117 votes (out of 214) for a 55% win!!!
Congratulations to PJ as well for coming in at a close 2nd with 92 votes!

Aarone gets the following:
  • one (1) 50L Sandugo backpack (courtesy of Sandugo)
  • P500 (refund of registration fee)
  • one (1) Sandugo Storm Scandals (courtesy of Sandugo)
We were able to raise P8500 to help defray the medical expense of Nap Fernando who has been diagnosed with paranasal cancer. Thank you to our anonymous donor who donated P5000, to all participants, those who voted, those who posted their cheers and comments, and lastly to Sandugo for providing gear prizes to the winner and the participants. -- TheLoneRider

Aarone Sunglao
(May 21, 2009) ...yung refund kong P500, idagdag mo na lang uli sa medical bill ni Nap.


2009 Abs Showdown
    Von Choy Aarone PJ Vyxz
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SandugoSandugoJob 'Dodoy' Faminialagao
Sandugo CEO and founder

"Sandugo 50L backpack will go to the winner! And 1 pair Storm sandals for every participant. Good luck to all on the Abs showdown 2009!"

Monies Collected
for Nap (so far)
VonP500
FerchP500
ChoyP1000
AaroneP500
PJP500
VyxzP500
anonymousP5000

TOTAL: P8500
ANNOUNCEMENT: In light of the medical condition of UPM 2000 Nap Fernando, ALL proceeds (net of the winner prize) will be donated to defray Nap's medical bill. Nap has been diagnosed to have stage 3 cancer (paranasal) and will require 35 sessions of radioactive treatment, each costing P4600.00, not including other needed medication.

Sandugo Join the ABS showdown and help Nap beat cancer!!!

To Get In, Submit the following before Jan 19:

  • short bio introducing yourself - include city and country. Who you are, why you're joining, objective, fitness background, bla-bla.
  • a profile picture (thumbnail) and full shot (action shot). No need yet for abs pictures until Jan. 11.
  • email me your bio and profile pix: webmaster@thelonerider.com
  • Outside the Philippines: CAN$50 admission fee. Within the Philippines: P500. Why? because people who pay for something take it more seriously. When I receive your bio and profile pix, I'll email you on how to remit payment.

Rules

  • weekly abs pictures should be in by Sunday midnight, however, a grace period of 2 days is given. Very...very last submission is Tuesday midnight...NO EXCEPTION (Wednesday 12:01 am is late and won't be posted.)
  • dates/days are Philippine time based on this site: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=145
  • unlike the other showdown rules, you won't be disqualified for not submitting pictures...afterall, this is YOUR showdown. You'll just get a blank slot on that particular week.
  • pictures submitted should be around 1000 pixels wide because I still have to crop it for the blow-up shot
  • abs pictures should be contracted (abs muscles flexed) under (ideally) the same lighting conditions
  • showdown starts Jan. 11 and ends April 12.

Poll Voting
Just to add more fun to it, poll voting will be done for the MOST IMPROVED...so it's not about the next guy, but you against your old self. Polling starts April 13 and ends May 12.

Camp Sandugo

Prize

  • Look in the mirror...that's your prize!
  • Any participant from the Philippines who wins gets a refund of the admission fee. For those outside, it's free admission to the next ABS Showdown (that's because it's hard to remit money outside the country).
  • Winner gets a 50L backpack courtesy of Sandugo
  • All participants get a Storm scandal, courtesy of Sandugo

I'll be joining the weekly submission (it's my way of keeping fit), but because I'm the moderator, I won't join in the poll voting. I don't really care about "winning"...I just want good abs!.

--- TheLoneRider

Participants:

  Von
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Ferch
Ferch
Choy
Choy
Aarone
Aarone
PJ
PJ
Dan
Dan
Vyxz
Vyxz
TheLoneRider
TheLoneRider
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Von Ferch Choy Aarone PJ Dan Vyxz TheLoneRider
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Von Aarone PJ TheLoneRider
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Von Choy Aarone PJ TheLoneRider
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Von Choy Aarone PJ Vyxz TheLoneRider
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B

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Aarone TheLoneRider
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B

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TheLoneRider
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B

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Von Choy Aarone PJ TheLoneRider
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A
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1
PJ TheLoneRider
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8
Aarone TheLoneRider
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Von Aarone PJ TheLoneRider
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Choy Aarone TheLoneRider
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PJ TheLoneRider
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Aarone
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Aarone PJ TheLoneRider
    Abs Tips:
  • you can't do it just by doing mega-crunches. you need to diet and do lots of cardio.
  • to measure your progress, you can do a fixed number of abdominal reps/week and increase the number every week. by the end of the program, you should be able to do 600 reps/session - a combination of side-bends, crunches, leg-raises, sit-ups, etc.
  • ideally, you should only use body weight 'coz you want your waist slim and lean...not wide and bulky
  • high rep is ideal until you feel the burn...and then continue until you feel fire!
  • best to take the photo shot with a uni-directional yellow light pointing down...it highlights shadows
Jan 11, 2009

Reader Comments:

Mcar
(May 13, 2009) Yahoo Aarone! Congrats! You are the BIG winner!!! :D


RJ Esplana
(Feb 25, 2009) I've seen good improvement in your ABS guyz!!! keep it up!!!

Roland View
(Feb 5, 2009) good morning LoneRider, I just learned about your website from Debra during the Sagada 2009 town fiesta. when i opened it, i saw your advertisement. am i still eligible to join this showdown and be able help Mr. Nap?

RJ Esplana
(Feb 4, 2009) I enjoy viewing thelonerider.com, especially your ABS showdown, I have the desire to join but I noticed I'm already late for the submission, maybe next time

Dennis Lopez
"sali nako"
(Jan 16, 2009) kaya mo yan vyxz! train ka habang nag a-analisa''s ako on the side

Vyxz
(Jan 16, 2009) ok. eto na. sali nako. vyxz vasquez FTW!!! hahaha...para kay papi nap :) wag nyo pagtawanan malaking tyan ko a!!!

Anonymous
(Jan 9, 2009) happy new year LoneRider! i was reading your website and i came across the abs showdown. the money from the showdown will be given to nap fernando who has stage 3 paranasal cancer. i would like to anonymously give 5,000.00. how do i send the money to nap fernando? I do not know him. My heart just goes out to people stricken with cancer. Nap still has mountains to climb. i hope all is well. thank you.

Tal
(Jan 9, 2009) kakahiya eh...hehehe...

Dan
(Jan 9, 2009) sali ako dyan!!!!!! plano ko talaga magconcentrate sa abs ko ngayong taon....sakto!

Reena
(Jan 8, 2009) waw. makikisabay nalang din ako. wala akong 500pesoses eh. hahaha. ibalik ang abs!...

Ferch
"So Ferch, does that mean you're officially in? Sunday na ang start."
(Jan 8, 2009) well after putting me on the spot..i guess it's a yes for me then...:) besides another beneficiary for this will be Nap2k..will email you the profile writeup on sat..

Ryan Viado
"oyeah! go kuya rye!!! "
(Jan 8, 2009) wag nyo akong itulak baka ako mapasabak... gullible pa naman ako... mwhehehehe

Ellaine
"pero come to think of it, malaki siguro ang chance ko of winning, ano?"
(Jan 8, 2009) oyeah! go kuya rye!!! ako kukuha ng mga litrato mo, hehe

Ryan Viado
(Jan 8, 2009) paano ba yan, six pack ang hinahanap... ang meron sa akin KEG...pero come to think of it, malaki siguro ang chance ko of winning, ano? imagine, anything less than a keg is already one hell of an achievement?... oh, yeah

Ronx
(Jan 8, 2009) Honga, yung mga may maipagmamalaki dyan, ipagmalaki na.

Choy
(Jan 8, 2009) ...will send details tonight!

Mcar
(Jan 8, 2009) Who-hooo!! Gooooo Aarrrooonnnee!

Ferch
"whoa! pi-nost kaagad sa page ah.. hahaha ayan, napasubo na"
(Jan 8, 2009) that's how TheLoneRider puts us on the spot..:D yey dami ko kadamay na batchmate dito :D

Von
(Jan 8, 2009) yes, i am interested in joining and already getting started.

PJ
(Jan 8, 2009) whoa! pi-nost kaagad sa page ah.. hahaha ayan, napasubo na.. hehe let me just fix my busted yellow lamp for that uni-directional-lighted shot. hehehe

Princess Que
(Jan 8, 2009) gusto ko na makita ang before and after pix ng mga sasali. hahaha!

Yonina
(Jan 7, 2009) I can't wait to see what'll happen with this competition. Von's been bugging more about his ab flab since the holidays, so this'll be interesting.

Macky
"naku macky papilit ka pa! dali sige na sali ka na!!!! hehehe pilitin nyo nga!"
(Jan 7, 2009) haha...papilit ka jan. no.no.no. haha parang masaya lang ung thought na dahil poll voting cya, may prestige pag nanalo...pero i cant commit. really bad ka jez. haha

Jezrel
"i miss the wall...i miss being active"
(Jan 7, 2009) naku macky papilit ka pa! dali sige na sali ka na!!!! hehehe pilitin nyo nga! :P

PJ
(Jan 7, 2009) mukhang ok to ah.. in time for the summer.. hmm.. let me think about it...ok. count me in. :D

Ferch
(Jan 7, 2009) hahaha i'm i really ready for this? i just want to gain back my pre pregnancy figure! i gotta do this then!

Dennis Lopez
(Jan 7, 2009) alam ko na!

Aarone
(Jan 6, 2009) Confirm na ako sa ABS Showdown. Maghahanap na lang ako ng pix then kumpletuhin ko na rin ang requirements.

Chino
(Jan 6, 2009) hrmmm ulit..

Jill
(Jan 6, 2009) wow kasali si ferch at choy! kewl! next year n lng ako sasali, pag may oras n ko magpaganda ng abs wahehe

Chelo
"Any local participant (from the Phil) who wins gets a refund of the admission fee"
(Jan 6, 2009) o atih vyxz, sali ka na! haha.. malaki ang chan ku, wala ata akong GUTS to show it online! hahaha! gudlak sa mga sasali!

Chelo
"...like you'll treat them dinner"
(Jan 6, 2009) e panu kung may gustong sumali na porinjer? lilipad pa si LoneRider all the way there? hahaha! =p

Vyxz
(Jan 6, 2009) hrmm, maybe you can collect P500 but have an incentive aside from bragging rights. like you'll treat them dinner at their favorite restaurant (kahit worth 1kyaw lang) as a reward for all those weeks of dieting and exercise. or samting like that

Vyxz
"seksi? yun? eek"
(Jan 6, 2009) bwahahaha. see, chino, i told you. inggit ka lang kasi antaba ng muscles mo!!!

Chino
"seksi ka na atih vyxz eee!"
(Jan 6, 2009) seksi? yun? eek

Chelo
"sasabay na lang ako"
(Jan 6, 2009) ngek! seksi ka na atih vyxz eee!

Vyxz
(Jan 6, 2009) sasabay na lang ako. wala akong five han eh. ehe

Omar
(Jan 6, 2009) eto rin project ko ngayon. may less than 4months pa! hehe

Chino
(Jan 6, 2009) hmmm...haha

Dennis Lopez
(Jan 6, 2009) project ko yan. sana kaya ko panindigan. mukhang hindi. hahaha

Elsie Yang
(Jan 5, 2009) o boy, mahirap yan ah...hehe.

Iya Soriao
"at wala na ko time magtrim down"
(Jan 6, 2009) naku its never too late guys....perfect timing to trim down...lapit na ng summer!!!

Macky
"Ok lang yan Macky, that's the point!"
(Jan 5, 2009) what i meant was...flABs na ung ABs ko :((...at wala na ko time magtrim down...so BBBIIIGGG commitment yun na imposible sa sked ko. hay...i miss the wall...i miss being active...:((

Albert Guevara
"darn...im out of shape"
(Jan 5, 2009) Ok lang yan Macky, that's the point! Pakita mong nag-iimprove ang abs mo haha :)

Macky
(Jan 5, 2009) darn...im out of shape. :'( haha.

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