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The Biggest Loser 3, Episode 8: Never Show Up a TrainerPage 2
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In an honest cameo from Bobby, he admits he has tried to lose weight on his own before, and it just didn’t happen. He is sure that if he were one of the ones at home, he would have not been a top loser.
The teams separate to talk to their trainers. We see Kim first. Kim interviews (grills?) Adrian in front of the others to learn her story. Adrian says she is a typical college girl, all beer and pizza. Being young and losing alcohol weight are the main points Kim highlights for the group. So see, it’s not Kim’s training or diet regimens after all!
The thing is, Kim delivers this message in a critical tone that implies Adrian has had it easy. There was nothing positive for Adrian here.
In her first workout with Kim, Adrian doesn’t find the pace or intensity she was expecting. At one point she tells Kim “This isn’t doing anything for me.” Kim assures her it is. Kim says in cameo, “It’s an emotional stage we’re at right now. These girls are tired. They miss their families. And I’m going to let the new girl know that she needs to be sensitive of what she says here. If she doesn’t, she’s going to regret it real quick.” Why is Kim taking on the role of enforcer? And why does she never remember she’s also training Wylie?
Meanwhile, trainer Bob wants to see what Jaron has to offer, and he’s getting a harder workout than the others. His tone is edging towards show-me-why- you’re-so-great as well. Apparently this show is actually about the trainers? Jaron tells us he’s here to learn and admits the other guys are in better shape than he is.
On the plus side of things, I can hear Bobby giving Jaron encouragement in the background on more than one occasion. Erik notes that although Jaron is right with them in cardio work, his strength is lacking.
Bob talks food with the guys, and it’s about the benefits of sugar-free Jell-o. They make Jell-o mousse together, with strawberries. Nice. Inexplicably, Jaron was not a part of it.
In the next scene, everyone enters a building with game face on to meet a smiling Caroline Rhea. She tells them, “Today, we’re going to have a ton of fun!” This is a reward challenge, so… probably not.
Each duo must move a ton of material from one side of the building to the other. There are four different materials – tires, water jugs, bricks, and gym weights. The power to assign who moves what pile goes to the team that can best guess the calories on a plate laden with a juicy burger, loaded potato, and a hot fudge sundae.
After consultation, Adrian and Jaron guess 1370 calories, Erik and Kai guess 1985, Bobby and Heather try 1350, and Marty and Wylie estimate 2300. The real answer is 2281, so the last answer is very close indeed, and they win handily.
Wylie announces that he and Marty will move the water bottles, Bobby and Heather the weights, Erik and Kai get the tires, leaving Adrian and Jaron with the bricks. As the small bricks require the most handling and don’t have smooth edges, they are by far the crappiest option.
In a burst of product placements we are told the winner gets a year of movies, plus a DVD player and plasma TV to watch them on.
Caroline starts the competition, and everyone is hustling. Marty-Wylie and Erik-Kai are leading. Erik is carrying about six tires each time but in the end, Marty and Wylie prevail by a modest margin.
The other two original teams decide to complete the challenge anyway but the new Grey Team, seemingly on Adrian’s decision, does not. Kai explains, “If there’s anything you learn being here on the ranch, it’s that if you start something, you should finish it.” Adrian figures the other duos did it to show them up. A shot of their remaining bricks shows about a hundred bricks or more that didn’t get moved.
When the trainers come in to hear the results, Bob’s second question is, “Did you finish?” Jaron confesses, "We didn’t, because it was over,” and Bob chides them, “It wasn’t over until you finished.” In a cameo he explains to us, “That’s what Erik would have done in the beginning,” and more importantly, “You finish what you start.”
A little later on in the kitchen, Adrian notes Jaron is trying to fit in, but it’s hard because, “It’s a club here, and we’re not part of the club.”
Jaron meets with Bob, who reviews his food diary. He thinks Jaron’s diet is too extreme and unvaried. Bob calls the diet, “A great way to lose weight quickly. It’s not a way to live a life.”
I know where Bob is going here, he’s trying to make lifestyle changes in his charges so they will not backslide later on. But Jaron’s first objective was to get back into the game. Not to build muscle mass, not to develop a robust diet, but to get back into the game.
In a cameo, Bob informs us, “This guy, he needs my help. The guys that are out there, if they have a good support system, then that’s great. But if they’re just following a regimen and they’re just following a plan, that weight is gonna come all back. And I’m not being pessimistic; I’ve been in this business for a long time. Your weight will come back.” Considering that the plan Jaron was following was the official Biggest Loser diet, that’s not the greatest recommendation for buying the plan materials off the website.
Jaron tells Bob he wants to work out with Kim, because he knows both trainers have a lot to offer. Myself, I think it’s because he’s getting zero credit for having lost all that weight outside the house. As the shot ends, we see that there were other Blue Team members at the table as well. That’s sneaky editing, as camera angles cut them out of the earlier shots.<--Previous 1 2 3 4 Next-->
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