Last night saw the premier of season 8 of NBC’s, The Biggest Loser reality show. For those of you who don’t know that is not a statement about the contestants alleged social status, the show is all about losing weight and who loses the largest % or their total body weight.
Now I often talk about getting rid of the weight obsession we currently cling to. I still believe that. But when we are talking about being 40 or more pounds overwieght and having body fat percentages as high as 57% (yes, a current contestant is 57% body fat), getting your weight down is important, no, imperative.
I want to publicly state my support for this show and more importantly for the training programs we see Bob and Gillian crank people through on the show.
It is refreshing to see the exercise community get of its fat ass and start giving people the workouts they need. No more of this walking on a treadmill for an hour, no more silly elliptical machine for 45 minutes while you watch your favorite TV program. Enough is enough.
None of that is exercise! It is not going to get you fitter, leaner, and healthier. It wont make you stronger. It wont improve your cholesterol levels. It will not change your life.
It will bore you to tears and make you wonder why you are spending so much time at the gym slaving away to the whinning of the latest guest on x-weighted.
So lets use this fall season to make your workout a little different. To get you doing something useful and rewarding. To get you into the best shape of your life and to melt off some of that gross fat drooping off the most prominent places on your body.
Biggest Loser style.
If you want to learn more keep watching this blog or follow my twitter posts and I will give you the info you need.
If you want to know WHY this works and HOW your body works click the links to articles I wrote a couple of years back. Yes, thats right. None of this stuff is new, I have been preaching a long time!
Weight Training For Fat Loss ( http://www.mindandmuscle.net/node/172 )
Why Your Current Cardio os Off Track For Fat Loss ( http://www.mindandmuscle.net/node/190 )