Thursday, June 28, 2012


This week marked the end of Biggest Loser “16” after twelve weeks of work for the participants. It was certainly tough keeping everyone going, particularly this time around. Summers are always tough, and we had quite a few people that had to miss due to injuries, vacations and the like.

For the final workout, we did a repeat of the workout they did on the first night. The exercises were: Wall Ball (squatting with a medicine ball and then throwing it up on the wall), Dumbbell Curls, Box Jumps, Kettlebell Swings and AB Routine #1-4 (Crunches with knees bent, Crunches with legs in the air, Sit-ups Crossing, and Leg Lifts).

Each person works out at their station for 45-50 seconds, and then rotates to the next station by the start of the next minute. It takes five minutes to complete a circuit, and the goal is to repeat the circuit four times for a total of 20 minutes. It’s a pretty demanding routine that’s a lot harder than it sounds—especially if you’re pushing yourself.

Twelve weeks ago, I cut it off at 15 minutes, due to the fact that everyone was pretty much hammered after just 3 rounds. This time, they did the whole 20 minute workout, and while it was still tough, they had plenty left in their tank.

For the last six weeks, the top two participants have been battling back and forth, often alternating between the top two spots. This week’s Biggest Loser was T. J. Johnson, who lost 1.0% of his body weight and 2.2 lbs. After winning last week, Brittany Cline placed second this week, losing a little less than 1.0% and 1.0 lb.

The title of Biggest Loser for the entire program, however, goes to Brittany, who lost a larger percentage of body weight throughout Biggest Loser “16.” Over the twelve weeks, she lost 17.3% of her body weight and 23.4 lbs.

Even though he lost a little more weight in total, T. J. ended up in second place overall, losing 11.2% of his body weight, and 25.4 lbs.

Now the goal is to keep their routines going, even though the program’s over. That’s maybe tougher than the program itself. Life intrudes and if you’re not careful, it’s very easy to let your guard down and start missing workouts. Before you know it, you’ve put the weight right back on. It takes daily discipline to watch and control your weight.

In Brittany’s case, she’s got some extra motivation to keep plugging for the next four months due to an upcoming wedding dress she’s planning on fitting into. Good luck Brittany, and congratulations!

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