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The Biggest Loser Recap: "It's Like Pissing Into the Wind"

The Biggest Loser Recap: "It's Like Pissing Into the Wind"

The Biggest Loser this week was back to being inspirational and motivational, and I cried. Though I will admit that I was a bit on edge due to our earthquake in the Bay area last night.

Last night's episode was all about getting back to working out, eating right and losing weight. I am more and more impressed with Jillian's attitude. She used to be a little too hard core for me, but she has such a fabulous motivational side to her and you can't but help feel she is really pulling for her team (and everyone else for that matter). I loved that she sat down with Amy and said, "Put the game aside and go after what you want." This not only fits in with the realm show, but also in the realm of our own lives because when it comes to our bodies and our health, it's about going after what we want.

Before I reveal who was kicked off, here are the things I learned from The Biggest Loser:

  1. Lose weight while getting zen!
    Train your mind and body with yoga. An intense hour of yoga can burn up to 600 calories and yoga is great for relieving stress and gaining flexibility.
  2. Rid your body of cellulite!
    Exercises like squats and lunges are proven to smooth out the underlying flabby muscles and minimize the appearance of cellulite.
  3. Get on the resistance bandwagon!
    Resistance bands are affordable, lightweight, flexible and easy to take with you. They are a great alternative to barbells, dumbbells and hand weights.
  4. Get rid of your spare tire with crunches!
    Crunches eliminate excess fat around your waistline. What may surprise you is that the bicycle maneuver is more than 50% more effective at working your obliques than crunches.
  5. I missed the fifth tip due to breaking news of the earthquake, so if anyone knows what it was, please share in the comments section below.

To see Jillian's trainer tip and find out who was kicked off, just

The game goes on and David, the cowboy, was sent home. I was OK with him going home only because he had mentioned that if he did go home last night, that he knew he was going to be able to succeed on his own. He used the analogy about weight loss, "It's like pissing into the wind," which is not only a fabulous visual, but also because of how great an analogy to losing weight it truly was. I was more than moved when we got to see clips of him going home to his four kids and wife. To see David's parting words be sure to check out iVillage. (Also, Sunny had lunch with Jez and he shared how he's lost 120 pounds on Sunny's Shape Up Blog).

Since, like me, you're probably sitting at your desk reading this right now. If so, check out Jillian's Trainer Tip.

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Farawla13 Farawla13 8 years
Did anyone get the 5th tip that was missed?
amybdk amybdk 8 years
i thought the watter bottle work out was totally lame!
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 8 years
Work out with water bottles? I don't think so, it's not enough weight.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
I'm pretty sure the last tip was the refridgerater one too. Also, drinking milk DOES help. You need calcium in your diet to maintain a balanced diet and one big way to get that is through milk. I do weight watchers and need 2-3 servings of calcium a day.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
I'm pretty sure the last tip was the refridgerater one too. Also, drinking milk DOES help. You need calcium in your diet to maintain a balanced diet and one big way to get that is through milk. I do weight watchers and need 2-3 servings of calcium a day.
tinadutes tinadutes 8 years
David has lost a total of 105 lbs. It makes me a little disappointed in the show when the trainers are giving the public such bogus information. I also had a problem with the squats and lunges. This just makes some women bulkier. When Jillian told the girls that drinking milk is really important to weight loss and for their bones, I wanted to turn the TV off. It seems that the show is getting money for all that they promote, ie milk, gum, oatmeal.
dubyah dubyah 8 years
Spectra- He ended up losing 33 pounds this week which made his team finish in first place when you look at percentage lost. So, he actually lost 16 somehow...
bealotus bealotus 8 years
Kae was one of my favorites but not lately, she is never happy with what she achieves.
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 8 years
how much did david lose in total now that david has left TBL?
rosey_y rosey_y 8 years
I was going to refute the crunches tip too! I'm surprised they got it so wrong. You can do all the crunches in the world but if you don't burn off the fat, you'll just have some ab muscles hidden under a spare tyre. Besides, direct ab work should be quite a small component training, in my humble opinion, not the crux of it. And "flabby muscles", what an oxymoron! Muscle is muscle, flab is flab. I guess they meant to say "small, untoned muscles under a layer of flab".
rosey_y rosey_y 8 years
I was going to refute the crunches tip too! I'm surprised they got it so wrong. You can do all the crunches in the world but if you don't burn off the fat, you'll just have some ab muscles hidden under a spare tyre. Besides, direct ab work should be quite a small component training, in my humble opinion, not the crux of it. And "flabby muscles", what an oxymoron! Muscle is muscle, flab is flab. I guess they meant to say "small, untoned muscles under a layer of flab".
juju4 juju4 8 years
Yeah, I thought that it's not possible to spot reduce fat.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I'm with sarah and Pnut...doing crunches won't eliminate fat around your midsection. The only way you can lose fat around that area is by doing more cardio to burn off the fat. Doing the crunches will help tighten and tone the muscles underneath. So yeah, I was kinda bummed by the tips that were on last night too. What was up with the one guy who GAINED weight on purpose last week? I missed it, but I'd think that would be a really dumb idea because even if he lost 20 lbs the next week, he really only lost like 3 in the big scheme of things. I wouldn't play "the game" either...I'd just focus on myself and getting myself in the best shape I could.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I'm with sarah and Pnut...doing crunches won't eliminate fat around your midsection. The only way you can lose fat around that area is by doing more cardio to burn off the fat. Doing the crunches will help tighten and tone the muscles underneath. So yeah, I was kinda bummed by the tips that were on last night too. What was up with the one guy who GAINED weight on purpose last week? I missed it, but I'd think that would be a really dumb idea because even if he lost 20 lbs the next week, he really only lost like 3 in the big scheme of things. I wouldn't play "the game" either...I'd just focus on myself and getting myself in the best shape I could.
Pnut Pnut 8 years
Sorry to be a downer ! :) I just don't want everyone to jump down to the ground and spend hours crunching with high expectations!
Pnut Pnut 8 years
Sorry to be a downer ! :) I just don't want everyone to jump down to the ground and spend hours crunching with high expectations!
Pnut Pnut 8 years
Tip # 4 is actually fairly inaccurate. Physiologically you don't solely burn the subcutaneous fat in the area of the muscle. The only way to get rid of the fat at the waistline is to drop your whole % body fat.
Pnut Pnut 8 years
Tip # 4 is actually fairly inaccurate. Physiologically you don't solely burn the subcutaneous fat in the area of the muscle. The only way to get rid of the fat at the waistline is to drop your whole % body fat.
sarah430 sarah430 8 years
I really enjoy the show, but a lot of this last episode's tips were crap! What exactly is a "flabby muscle"? And no amount of crunches alone are going to eliminate belly fat.
nikodarling nikodarling 8 years
I gotta start doing more yoga!
pinkksugar pinkksugar 8 years
I'm pretty sure the last tip was to rearrange your fridge so that all of the "good" food is at the front, that way when you open it, that's what you see first. But I could be getting that confused with something I read else where. Either way, it's still a great tip!
SummerBaby SummerBaby 8 years
squats lunges and crunches here i come! haha im gonna have to double up to get the super super toned body i want!
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