Swiss Ball Abs and other bunk exercises Nitro-style!
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Jillian’s back with her new Kettlebell DVD. And she has successfully shown millions of Americans
how to hurt themselves.
This has zero to do with what kettlebell “camp” you are from…and everything to
do with an acceptable agreement of form.
This ranks HIGH on the …
I am sure that Jillian is a great person. In fact some day maybe we will meet and we can talk shop.
All I’m saying is as a “fitness professional” we have a DUTY to change this planet and do so in a way that
EMPOWERS people to take back control of their fitness, exercise and nutrition.
Oh yeah. According to sources Jill only “plays” personal trainer on TV.
Welcome to Hollywood.
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I have previously blogged about My Top 10 Secrets of the Biggest Loser.
And now former contestants like Kai Hibbard are stepping forward exposing what REALLY goes on behind the scenes in the making of a “reality” TV show surrounding weight loss contestants. Hibbard lost 118lbs in 12 weeks on the show yet has regained 70 of the 118 lbs. Props to her for coming clean on the TRUTH.
I hear comments from time to time… “The Biggest Loser is soooo inspirational.” or “The contestants on the Biggest Loser work so hard and look so great.”
I knew there were shenanigans behind the curtain of the TV Camera. Here are some juicy details and my response to them.
TV tells you that these people lost up to 12 pounds in 1 Week. Hibbard says a week is not a week on TV. Sometimes “a week” is 12 days for 15 days behind the scenes. Remember they are slicing and dicing 7 days (or 12 or 15 days) of footage down into about 40 minutes of content.
Remember this is “Reality TV”. Reality TV = The most drama possible to drive the highest ratings possible. So reality is not really “reality”. Biggest Loser Contestants are encouraged to use DEHYDRATION TECHNIQUES to max out their Weight Loss NUMBERS for that given time period. But what I watch on TV and what is told to me on TV is REAL, correct? aaaaaaahhhhhhh TV. Ridiculously unhealthy and promoting unrealistic results.
Running? These people can’t even hardly WALK! Here’s how much stress you put on your joints when you run
Bodyweight x 10-12. Mine would be 205 x 10 = 2050 lbs PER STEP. That’s fine if you’ve worked into adaptation. Not so much if you have successfully planted your ass on the couch for 10 years and then say “I’m going to run a 5k in 3 weeks.” Uh, no.
I run 12 Week Body Transformation Contests at RAD Boot Camp. I do promote maximum BODY TRANSFORMATION in 12 Weeks. Our focus is Inches, Body Fat, and pounds. The scale is not the “tell all”
It’s your journey. You put on 22, 53, 87 or however many pounds over the course of years. Unlikely you will strip all of it off in 12 weeks…the 22 is possible and has been done in my gym.
Anyone who loses over 100lbs in 12 weeks is going to have some former habits take back over when they leave a super structured environment. Personal chef. Working out 4-6+ hours per day. No job. No spouse. No kids. That’s as close to “reality” as I can think of. When the TRUE reality of life sets in back home are the results going to stick? And when they don’t, what are the thoughts running through the contestants’ heads?
It all comes down to Lifestyle Change. To make permanent changes you must do things you have never done.
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Fire Hydrants left with Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons!
You may or may not have seen this….
It’s been all over the media.
Right now she ways just a touch over 600lbs. So 400lbs in 2 years is certainly reasonable AND healthy in her world.
From my experience working with clients in the fat loss world, here is what is wrong with this entire
1 I am starved for attention – OK, maybe “buffeted” for attention
2 I am SELFISH. I will gain 400lbs, DIE, and leave my child, who I chose to bring into this world, behind.
3 I have massive emotional baggage – therefore I will shield myself by adding 400lbs since 600 isn’t enough.
4 I don’t care who I offend. When I die, who pays for my kid and all of the ramifications? YOU do.
5 I am a person of action. I have so much to offer the world that I will spend my time EATING my way to gain 400lbs…because I am special and I want to die going after a ludicrous Guiness Book of World Records.
Donna Simpson has a problem… a MENTAL problem. NOT an exercise problem. NOT a workout problem. NOT a food problem. A MENTAL PROBLEM.
I have a theory. It’s more a reasonable conclusion after 12,000+ hours logged in the fitness/fat loss industry.
There is a tipping point at the 70-80lbs overweight benchmark. A threshhold where obesity transcends exercise and food and is a true psychological phenomenon. I can prove it over and over. I have worked with numerous clients who have lost between 60 and 80lbs and kept it off and are doing great. I also know of a few exceptions to my theory (which there always will be) who have lost over 100lbs and kept it off. Guess what? They had some mental funk they had to deal with and get past. When they did, the weight melted off.
What kind of Psych issues? All emotional. Stuff that hasn’t been dealt with. May be something that was said at a young age, a spouse who verbally abused, sexual abuse, something triggered a protection mechanism that internally said “I will protect myself from other people by exponentially laying tissue down to push people further away.”
Prima-Donna Simpson “Our Fattest Lady” is the icon of the epidemic that is going on worldwide. Dr. Phil has something to say about that…
What do YOU have to say about that? Constructive discussion welcome below.
I watch ONE episode of the Biggest Loser per year. Any more than that and I tend to throw up in my mouth which doesn’t exactly satisfy my taste buds.
Why do I have such disdain for the Biggest Loser?
10 Ridiculous Challenges…
You have avoided all forms of movement for years.
You are 43, 53, 78, 143, 235 lbs overweight.
Now let’s take you out and run 20 degree incline hill sprint repeats for an hour.
I have no idea how you just created a stress fracture in your foot in the first 10 min on an exercise program.
9 UNREAListic weight loss…
Is it unhealthy for someone to lose 25lbs in ONE week? A better question…is it healthy to weigh over 400lbs. Not so much. It’s NOT about shedding the fat…it’s about KEEPING IT OFF!
8 Horrific exercise technique…
You’ve seen my rant on Jillian’s kettlebell technique. It’s not just about kettlebells. It’s about everything they do on that show. There is bunk technique on almost every exercise they choose to show…boxing anyone?
7 Bunk Training Methods…
Pushing yourself to failure every workout is a surefire way to stay fat. Fat is a function of hormone production in response to threat. Going to failure produces threat. Threat produces Cortisol. Cortisol produces fat. Jillian wrote a book on this and she still isn’t getting it right.
6 Doctors and Psychologists behind the scenes…
Supposedly there are doctors monitoring the Biggest Loser contestants’ training programs. I’m sure they do exist because of liability. I would like to meet them and ask them how much they are getting paid. Psychologists. They have to have them behind the scenes. When someone is more than 100lbs overweight, it is outside the scope of food and exercise. There is an underlying mental block that is manifesting bodyfat in order to “protect” that person from that same mental block.
5 Personal Chef…
They have chefs on this show that cook EXACT portions and EXACT food (healthy) that the contestants want. Do YOU have a personal chef?
4 Planted sales pitches...
The show is becoming a pitch fest. Is Wrigley’s Gum really going to control your appetite? uh, no.
3 Bob and Jillian are LAME trainers…
I know the producers of the show are in control of portraying Bob and Jillian the way they want to. But they could still control A LOT of variables when it comes to exercise selection and also exercise technique.
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2 Focus Weight Loss vs. Body Composition change…
This is definitely BIGGEST rant peeve. Ladies… does it matter if you weight 180lbs if you fit in a size 4 jeans? No. STOP FOCUSING ON THE SCALE!!!!!!!! The Biggest Loser has YOU focusing on the scale instead of the way your clothes fit. You WANT to look better naked. You must tone and maybe even build some muscle in order to look better naked. Losing weight and leaving loose skin behind IS NOT looking better naked. It’s looking more like a clothes rack.
1 UnREALity TV… UNREAListic Results…
12 weeks. Lose 200lbs. Possible? yes. We’ve seen it done. Probable? No. Keep it off? HELL NO. I am going to guess that 90% of the previous Biggest Loser contestants have gained a lot of if not ALL of their weight back. So what did 12 weeks of suffering teach them about lifestyle behavior modication? ZERO. and ZERO is a whole lot of NOTHING! Bottom-line is this is Television Drama. Let’s revisit…
***Hey, if the Biggest Loser “inspires” you to get off your ass and change your life…word. Just make sure you find someone to hold you accountable and to keep you going when results aren’t happening as fast as you would like them to .***
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Nitro would have to perform 3,248 reps with a body bar per session to build his legs with a body bar!
Standing Leg Curls are good for one thing: Kicking old ladies in the shin standing in line at the grocery store. Who would want to do such a thing?