After 280 550 of your votes and 1 038 entries, we’ve found the 10 finalists from the Belly Off Challenge. Together they lost 169kg and 179cm in their quest to become better men. Here are the lessons they’ve learnt, use them to start your own comeback
When Dr Craig Roberts does his rounds, he watches 15 potential patients hurl barrages of their own body weight at one another for 80 minutes. Since 2008 he’s been the team doctor to the Springboks, tasked with repairing the battered bodies of the country’s top athletes and sending them back to their national duties, each time a little more battle-hardened and educated in the school of hard knocks.