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    This show is inspiring people/viewers to lose weight, to form their own Biggest Loser clubs, to join the online community at NBC.com and to join the online weight loss programs also available at NBC.com.
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    This show has also always attempted to turn the contestants into athletes. The ideal is to be physically fit, not just skinny. After all, they are expected to run a marathon, & plodding along on the treadmill isn't going to prepare them for that.
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    I just bought the book The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson. I like it and find that what he advocates for exercise for all of us, not just the over weight is what I have done and have been saying for years. AND he explains why. It makes so much sense.

    It is a high protein low carb diet that is much more liberal than Atkins and on his huge message boards there are many talking about how good they feel. The Biggest Loser exercize program is the exact opposite of what he lays out in his book. Very interesting and many new facts about fats and which to avoid and which to eat. Those will shock you.

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    How is what he says and the BL program different?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandmmom2 View Post
    How is what he says and the BL program different?
    In a nutshell: He says walking and moving frequently at slower paces is preferable to aerobics that raise your heart too high. Walking everyday and talking stairs and park in the farthest parking space. Bacically keep moving. Weight lifting a couple of times a week where you do one set of reps to burn out for 10 to 30 minutes. Lunges, push ups and pull ups are preferable to machines. All you need are hand weights and use your body. A couple of times a week sprint.

    He gives the reasons why this is good and what happens in your body when you do this and what happens when you over do training.

    He works out more than this and goes on to describe what to do if you want to do more training. Still very different that BL. Exercising is not to burn calories, it is to become fit and fit does not mean muscle bound.

    You really have to read his explanation. Very interesting.

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    That's not a new theory-it's conventional fitness wisdom from about 20 years ago that says you should only work to "fat-burning" heartrate because anything harder doesn't burn calories. It's not a false assertion, and it's not the "wrong" way to work out (any exercise is worth doing!). However, working that way won't give you the same fitness level as the person who works harder, to maximum heart rate. That's just common sense.

    What it boils down to-what do you want from your workout? To run a marathon or simply drop a couple dress sizes? It's cool if you just want the latter. The expectations of the TBL trainers, though, are much higher. Contestants know that going in. There are past contestants that have totally embraced a high-fitness lifestyle & haven't let up. That's not for everyone & that's ok.
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    I watch only challenges and weigh ins. 60 minutes is plenty. There is nothing more boring than watching them work out in the gym or anywhere.

    They need to tweak the format. I would like to see 2 or 3 trainers with totally different approaches to diet and exercise. It would be interesting to see whose plan works best. They would carefully divide the teams to be as much the same as possible in age range, begining weight and sex.

    Low carb vs low fat vs calorie counting to name 3. Crazyass over the top workouts like they do now vs 2 more sane approaches.
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    Did anyone hear about the cheating that went on in previous TBL Marathons and a presumed Half-Iron-Man that wasn't? There are some Marathon runners here discussing presumed TBL scams:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJane View Post
    That's not a new theory-it's conventional fitness wisdom from about 20 years ago that says you should only work to "fat-burning" heartrate because anything harder doesn't burn calories. It's not a false assertion, and it's not the "wrong" way to work out (any exercise is worth doing!). However, working that way won't give you the same fitness level as the person who works harder, to maximum heart rate. That's just common sense.

    What it boils down to-what do you want from your workout? To run a marathon or simply drop a couple dress sizes? It's cool if you just want the latter. The expectations of the TBL trainers, though, are much higher. Contestants know that going in. There are past contestants that have totally embraced a high-fitness lifestyle & haven't let up. That's not for everyone & that's ok.
    I know, I have been doing this for many years.

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    Has anyone got Dolvett's exercise DVD entitled "Me & My Chair"? It's supposed to be very good, and I just ordered it.

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