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Watching Biggest Loser, you see them shape up fast...HOW do they do it? The trainers start them out PROMPTLY building muscle. We neglect this BIGGEST secret....and need to emphasize this fact alot more!

- Submitted by SUNNYARIZONA 5/16/2010 in Exercise | 20 Comments
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DEARTOMYHEART 3/21/2012 11:51:00 AM

    Thank you for sharing and reminding everyone weight training in so very inportant.
Also, your body will keep burning calories even after your work out is over.
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DISALVO 6/11/2010 8:39:00 AM

    It seems many folks miss this point. The key is to get muscle tone!
MISSM66 3/22/2012 2:04:00 PM

    me too never miss the biggest looser, it's very motivating, and now that I am working and don't get home until after 8pm,I ask my hubby to tape it for me, I love the Muscle burn.thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon
BOLEBRON 3/21/2012 10:34:00 PM

    Yes We often focus on losing the weight but no on shaping ourself. We burn more fat with more muscles. emoticon
MI-ELLKAYBEE 3/21/2012 3:10:00 PM

    I never miss an episode - and try some of their exercises when I have the right equipment, or no equipment is needed. emoticon
GINGERVISTA 3/21/2012 12:29:00 PM

    Always good to have a reminder, as I tend to ignore the muscles! emoticon
FLYINGTOFREEDOM 3/21/2012 11:05:00 AM

    i am using the biggest loser challenge wii game and it is great. i get an overall muscle workout and then i move onto my cardio program. i am losing inches of fat and toning up the muscles underneath
SALSA_DIVA_44 4/2/2012 12:17:00 AM

    I making sure that I'm incorporating more weight training in my current weight loss goals, making good strides :D emoticon
TRISH360 3/31/2012 9:50:00 AM

    One big misconception is that muscle weighs more than fat!
A pound of fat, weighs the same as a pound of muscle....BUT....here's where people get confused! The muscle is more condensed than fat! So, if you tone muscle, you might not lose pounds, but you WILL BE smaller! Plus, muscle requires more calories to maintain it's function! Muscle will burn calories well after you stop working out!
TUBLADY 3/26/2012 11:29:00 PM

    I circuit train and lift free weights three days a week for 60 min.
I also do aerobics 5 days a week .
Plus pilates and yoga. I also walk every day for a mile or more.
I know the importance of building muscle. especially when you have lost a large amount of weight.
When you lose the body doesn't know the difference between fat and muscle, so you can lose muscle and not even know it, unless you get tested.
i get tested every 4 months as to how much muscle I have gained and how much body fat I have lost.
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SPARKPEG11 3/22/2012 12:14:00 PM

    Because muscle eats fat and looks leaner emoticon emoticon
MFLYNN8 3/22/2012 9:34:00 AM

    My favorite 'secret' is that I can strength train, then sit and do my work. I'm not sweaty, but refreshed and my muscles keep working well I do! emoticon
STREO2004 3/22/2012 12:19:00 AM

    Totally agree, and often forget the importance of building muscle.
SPARKFRAN514 3/21/2012 11:28:00 PM

    the muscle building i agree with the trainers at the gym i go to tell us that we need to remember that muscle weights more than fat !!
this is something you never hear on the show. they seem to stress the number on the scales. this season i have not been a faithful watcher of the show.

the group this year seem to be playing the money game more this year than in the past..
the disappointment on the trainer faces when the person only lost 2 to 3 pounds .
you never hear them say you know that the numbers on the scales are not the only sign of change. not a good show for me to watch.
WILDFLOWER521 3/21/2012 9:28:00 PM

    Definitely going to try to incorporate that into my routine.
I was not aware that I was supposed to be doing this.
Now I know. Thanks
SUZZQ4LIFE 3/21/2012 6:55:00 PM

    I'm not sure I can do all that Biggest Loser workouts but I do my walking a lot of time while the program is on. If I haven't gotten my full amount of steps in by the evening then I'll do walking in place during programs. Works for me! emoticon
FLPALM 3/21/2012 5:43:00 PM

    STRENGTH TRAINING WITH WEIGHTS! I AM STILL TRYING TO ADD THIS TO MY PROGRAM A LOT MORE!
ILOVEJIM851991 3/21/2012 5:30:00 PM

    I agree also muscle burns
LUCKYTSA 3/21/2012 11:54:00 AM

    I love watching the Biggest Loser!!
LILY_SPARK 3/21/2012 10:55:00 AM

    My body does best when it has more muscle, too. Women so often fall for some hype. Unless you've got testosterone, gals...You're not going to "bulk up."

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