Biggest Loser Challenges done the
Want to put on a “biggest loser” challenge and have it done fairly and correctly with the objective of health in mind? Then have us come out and perform it the way it should be done!
Lots of employers sponsor in-house “biggest loser” contests to help their employees become healthier. The problem lies within the way the participants are judged. They are weighed at the beginning and end of the event on a conventional scale. There is a major fault with this plan. Participants that are getting to the gym are gaining muscle, so their body weight will actually go up a few pounds. Then with the additional muscle they will build-up bone density and more weight. At the end of the event they might weigh the same even though they did end up losing pounds of fat! The conventional scale doesn’t account for this.
On the other side, the participants that starve themselves to lose as much weight as possible will probably lose the most weight but in doing so will end up hurting their long term health due to loss of muscle. Having Ultimate Test Lab come out and set up your challenge will set the contest up to be a healthy event. The winner will be the one who became the healthiest because we measure body fat.
Weight doesn’t matter. What your made up of does. A person could enter the contest and lose NO weight and still win.
How does this work?
Joe Smith weighs in at 200lbs and 35% body fat. He is 70lbs of fat. Joe works out hard in the gym and eats correctly. At the end of the contest 4 months later he still weighs 200lbs but now has dropped to 29% body fat. He is now 58lbs of body fat. He still weighs 200lbs because he gained muscle and bone density from the exercise.
Billy Baker also enters the contest and weighs in at 200lbs but is 27% body fat. He is 54lbs of body fat. Instead of working out Billy decides to go on a crash diet and starve himself. At the end of the contest for the final dunk and weigh in he comes in at an impressive 180lbs! Wow he lost 20lbs! Unfortunately most of the lost weight came from muscle loss and his body fat % has actually gone up to 29%. Billy is now less healthy! He has lost 20lbs of weight but only 1.8lbs of fat.
Quick example of how the numbers/percentages work.
A person that weighs 100lbs at 25% body fat has 25lbs of fat. If this person works out and doesn’t lose any fat but manages to gain 10lbs of muscle now weighs in at 110lbs. They still have the original 25lbs of fat but the percentage is now 22.7%. They have gained lean body weight and lost PERCENTAGE of body fat without losing any fat! The additional weight in the form of muscle and bone will benefit them in losing fat and ultimately inches.
Contact us to discuss setting up a Challenge at your work place. The purpose is to help everyone become healthier and develop good lifestyle habits, not set up a contest that promotes the unhealthy practice of yo-yo dieting.