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Win with M-Net Movies and Southpaw

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24 August 2015
It’s no secret, we’re a little obsessed at M-Net Movies and we never miss an opportunity to reward our like-minded fans. To show just how serious we are, M-Net Movies Premier in association with Ster Kinekor and EFC, is celebrating the release of the boxing-inspired film, Southpaw, starring the legendary Jake Gyllenhaal, and we’ll be giving away a 6-week Southpaw-inspired training program with an EFC affiliated gym to one lucky viewer.
Southpaw

It’s no secret, we’re a little obsessed at M-Net Movies and we never miss an opportunity to reward our like-minded fans. To show just how serious we are, M-Net Movies Premiere in association with Ster Kinekor and EFC, is celebrating the release of the boxing-inspired film, Southpaw, starring the legendary Jake Gyllenhaal, and we’ll be giving away a 6-week Southpaw-inspired training program with an EFC-affiliated gym to one lucky viewer.

Southpaw sees Gyllenhaal go through a remarkable body transformation to play Billy "The Great" Hope, a reigning junior middleweight boxing champion who has it all: a career, a family and an extravagant lifestyle to boot. If this sounds all too good to be true, tragedy intervenes and Billy loses everything. With the help of Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker), a former fighter, Billy walks a tough road to recover all he has lost. 

Gyllenhaal’s training regime to play Billy was gruelling. Jake began training twice a day, which then intensified to six hours a day.

Jake’s mornings started with an eight-mile run five times a week, followed by a 30-minute rest break and then a bodyweight and core workout. It didn’t end there: if Gyllenhaal was going to play a boxer, he needed to build years of muscle memory in a short space of time; this meant that afternoons were about technique, footwork and agility. Skipping and high intensity boxing rounds with his trainers propelled Jake to achieve the unachievable: the body of a professional, world-champion boxer in under ten months.

Why is the film called Southpaw? Southpaw is a boxing term for a stance where the boxer has his right hand and right foot forward, and is the normal stance for a left-handed boxer.  The corresponding stance for a right-handed boxer is orthodox and is a mirror image of the southpaw stance.

To stand a chance of getting your Southpaw body on, all you have to do is take a picture of your best southpaw stance and attach it to the entry form below along with your details.

Entries close on 7 September, so get your “Southpaw on” and show us what you’ve got! 

Fill out my online form.

Competition T&Cs

  • The winner will be chosen by random selection on 7 September 2015.
  • The competition is restricted to entrants from Jhb, CT and Dbn.
  • The winner will be announced on the website www.mnet.tv by 9 September 2015
  • The winner will be contacted using the contact details provided with their competition entry
  • The winner will have 2 weeks to claim their prize.
  • The training sessions must occur over 6 consecutive weeks. (valid for 6 weeks from the date of the 1st training session)
  • The package includes 2x1 Hour Training sessions per day (1 in the morning and 1 in the evening) for 5 days per week over the 6 week period
  • No minors allowed (children under the age of 18 years)
  • The training sessions must occur between September 2015 to June 2016
  • The winner’s training sessions may be filmed and M-Net may use the footage from the filming, including without limitation any adaptation, extract or still photograph (‘Footage’) on various platforms. These platforms include, without limitation, M-Net channels, M-Net online (or its affiliates) platforms, mobile platforms, multimedia platforms and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, websites, blogs, Youtube, WeChat and/or online video.
  • Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above; no other elements or expenses (including, without limitation, meals, transportation, incidentals, etc.) are included in the Prize and all such expenses are the sole responsibility of Winner
  • Winner accepts all risk associated with the participating in the training program (winner indemnifies and holds M-Net harmless for any damages, injuries or losses as a result of participating in the training program)

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