The Muscle Mission
Men's Health South Africa|December 2018
The Muscle Mission

Adulthood ain’t a walk in the park. It’s tough – on some more than others. Heath Batt was in his final year of studies when he underwent two shoulder operations.

Thaaqib Daniels

Following this, the young Capetonian was hit by high levels of stress and insomnia. Along with minimum exercise, this caused him a lot of weight gain and misery. But somehow he dug deep within himself and found a new focus: fitness. In less than two years, he went from heavy to hero. This is his story.

1 THE PROBLEM

“After both of my shoulder operations, I was rendered physically inactive. I couldn’t perform any activities to help my cause. This, combined with the stress of final-year studies, caused bad habits to form – in terms of diet and sleep – and my situation spiralled downwards until I hit rock bottom. I was the perennial fat kid – an unhappy 110kg mess.”

THE LESSON

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December 2018