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Old 01-04-2012, 09:13 AM   #4211
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Olympic weightlifter on the Biggest Loser.
i presume that is the USA one? are they on as a contestant??
terrible shame if so......
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:16 AM   #4212
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i presume that is the USA one? are they on as a contestant??
terrible shame if so......
Yes. Her name is Emily Joy. She is on the right here. The had videos of her doing snatches and her form made us look silly.

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:35 AM   #4213
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see i dont understand how someone can go from one extreem to the other...
my wife loves this show - i guess ill be seeing it soon enough!
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:50 AM   #4214
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I have experienced it myself. In the military everything was structured - when to get up, when to eat, how much exercise we had. It was had not to stay lean. When I got out I ate the same but my exercise dropped off.

I think a lot of these top level athletes go through the same thing.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:58 AM   #4215
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I have experienced it myself. In the military everything was structured - when to get up, when to eat, how much exercise we had. It was had not to stay lean. When I got out I ate the same but my exercise dropped off.

I think a lot of these top level athletes go through the same thing.
interesting to see it from another side, i would have thought that if you are structured like that for years then it would be just normal and natural to continue on as you have been for years.

i never thought about it like you have said before....i suppose that makes sense also
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:00 AM   #4216
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It does speak for the importance of structure/having a plan. Going to bed at a certain time, eating at a certain time, exercise at a certain time no matter what.

I can see why people who have no plan tend to fail.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:19 AM   #4218
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I have experienced it myself. In the military everything was structured - when to get up, when to eat, how much exercise we had. It was had not to stay lean. When I got out I ate the same but my exercise dropped off.

I think a lot of these top level athletes go through the same thing.
Its not too far off what happened to me. I had a job loading trucks for 12 hours a day and would eat whenever I could, stayed overweight, but not by too much. Once I got a desk job, I jumped 90 pounds in 18 months. I'll be honest, I didn't understand why my clothes were getting tighter until one day I bought a scale just to see. I wasnt a top level athlete by any means, but exercise and limited chances to eat kept me healthy, on my own I was an eating machine.
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Its not too far off what happened to me. I had a job loading trucks for 12 hours a day and would eat whenever I could, stayed overweight, but not by too much. Once I got a desk job, I jumped 90 pounds in 18 months. I'll be honest, I didn't understand why my clothes were getting tighter until one day I bought a scale just to see. I wasnt a top level athlete by any means, but exercise and limited chances to eat kept me healthy, on my own I was an eating machine.
I experienced a bit of this the last 2 years. I was a machinist and my days were 8 hour HIIT sessions...loading, lifting, moving fast. I could eat whatever I wanted.

Moving to a job where I was sitting I now have fits losing weight, and it's incredibly easy to gain weight.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:44 AM   #4220
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Two part story...

#1. Don't be jealous BtB, but I went and ordered a new Man Chair yesterday. I finally ended up at Lazy Boy and they have such a huge selection. It was quite the eye opener working with a sales woman that actually knew about chairs. She got me fitted into a chair that just felt freakin' awesome. I never knew chairs could feel so different.

#2. In the files of "you Know You're a Lifter When"...
When fitting me for a new Man Chair, the sales woman mentioned that I had a very long torso. The only thing that flashed through my mind was, "No wonder I suck at Deadlifts."
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