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The Biggest Loser – Challenges Need To Be Completed In The Episode Not Over Two

How well timed to have a ferry race on The Biggest Loser race screen on Australia Day, in real life there was a result for today’s race on Sydney Harbour but viewers of the show will have to wait until Monday to see  who won. Very frustrating.

Some quick thoughts on tonight’s episode:

  • It was interesting how Commando took no responsibility for Alex’s ruptured achilles tendon which had him on bed rest. Commando said his injury occurred because of years of neglect, poor diet and lack of physical activity. No mention that maybe he had been over-trained too fast…
  • Over the last two episodes the viewer had to watch for ten minutes scenes on whether a contestant would take on the immunity challenge, no one did. Why bother showing it?
  • I wonder how Brenda’s ex-fiancee is feeling about her saying she has lost the love of her life,
  • How many times did they have to tell us that the ferry was 110 tons – it was entrenched in our memories after the third time;
  • Commando got to row for his team because of Alex’s injury, however they did have the liability of having to tug him as well.
  • Tiffiny was getting cranky about her team not being able to get their oars moving together. But wasn’t that her responsibility as she was the one who was the cox-man.  Michelle Bridges was yelling out the stroke and her team of over 30 year old women were leading at one point.
  • Hamish the 20 year old appears to struggling with snacking and not working out hard enough;
  • Looking at the previews for next week, none of the trainers are ever going to win a best actor Oscar.

Best line of the night was from James when he said “If I thought the first training session was bad the second one was armageddon”

9 comments

1 seepi { 01.26.12 at 11:01 pm }

I wonder how Brenda’s ex’s new partner feels about Brenda going on about him all the time.

I was shocked by shannon’s training session. He had Big Ryan on the treadmill too fast so he fell off the back. Now that cannot be healthy at that weight. why not work them into it at least a little bit. I’m starting to think the tabloid news are right about Biggest loser.

2 Dazza { 01.27.12 at 8:25 am }

Worst job in the world must be “Biggest Loser Toilet Cleaner” for the first month of this competition

3 Isabel { 01.27.12 at 8:31 am }

I think James is going to be the arrogant, smartarse of this series …

And now we have to wait until Monday to find out the winner of the challenge …

4 Culinary Boner { 01.27.12 at 11:23 am }

I understand that it’s traditional for rowing crews, especially those representing the great universities of the world, to throw their cox* in the water after a race.

The white team should’ve heaved Tiffiny over the side after their first mis-timed mangle of a stroke.

Tiffiny, Tiffiny, Tiffiny…
It’s your job to set the RHYTHM that GETS THE JOB DONE.
Not to just sit there pouting. Especially in rowing**.

* or is that “cocks”? I could be confused here.

** I’m also led to believe by leading authorities in the matter*** that having the female in charge set the rhythm also helps immensely in other important workout sessions of the type this year’s fatties are clearly setting as their ultimate goal. No, no, no, no, no… not dancing, luv. The bloke takes the lead in this case.

*** that Cleo sealed section I took a peak at in 1982, from a copy that was left at the back of 381 bus

5 brain dead dave { 01.27.12 at 12:23 pm }

The whales that wolfed down the three steaks each….time to put padlocks on those fridges.

6 littlepetal { 01.27.12 at 8:02 pm }

I also commented on Commando on the other post when he said Alex injury is due to him being obese and not fit. I can bet with anyone that Alex injury was brought by his training. If Alex has his injury when train by any PT outside, I can bet with you that the PT can be used for lack of duty of care. Same for Shannon! You can’t make someone so obese and who never runs to run or jog on the treadmill. Just watch for more injuries to follow. You will notice the contestants with taping, braces etc if you pay more attention. They will try not to show them with those taping.

Also they are emphasising that this lot is lazy. There must be a reason behind this. Will have to wait and see why.

7 Andrea { 01.27.12 at 8:26 pm }

Why cant the contestants hold on to the treadmill when they run? Its hard when you are not used to it and they need the extra support, not being yelled at all the time to let go.

8 littlepetal { 01.28.12 at 11:23 am }

They should just walk on the treadmill. They don’t allow them to hold on to the treadmill while running is because you burn less calories as your weight is supported. Same as holding on the treadmill while walking. It’s best to go at a slower speed and walk’run without holding on. You get a better workout. After saying this, I do remember in one of the challenges last season, the contestants were allowed to hold on to the treadmill while running. Its not a fair challenge there. If you have a stronger upper body, you can support yourself longer and you just need to keep moving the legs which is different from running on the treadmill. TBL changes rules to suit themselves and the contestants they want to win.

9 Andrea { 01.29.12 at 9:08 pm }

Thanks littlepetal, that explains it really well.