Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Final Results

I meant to get this up yesterday, but better late then never :)

As you are probably aware, Bill and Paula Coates are this years winners of the Biggest MOOser 2011.  It was a very close contest but in the end the married couple pulled through to be crowned the victors.

So I've had a few people email me asking to see before and after pictures of the contestants.  Well I have that as well as the results for you now.  Check them out:

Abby Smith and Rita Moulton



Rita and Abby were a very supportive team losing almost 18 combined inches, 20 pounds and 4.6% body fat.  Abby gained a huge amount of confidence while Rita is off 2/3 of her medication and blood sugar is getting better and better every day.  They have changed their lives forever.

Stephanie Bowen and Laurie Fisher



Team Fisher/Bowen probably had the most fun personality of the groups but brought their A Game every day.  Together they lost 44 pounds (Laurie losing 26), 7.6% body fat (Laurie losing 4.5%), and 22.75 inches (Stephanie losing the most of all MOOsers with 14.25).  Their MOOser journey has concluded but their life journey has just begun.

Andrea Machado and Lynn Brochu



Lynn and Andrea were two others who brought a light side to the group.  They were vocal in an encouraging and supportive way.  Their no BS attitude was refreshing and brought a dynamic to the group that probably no one else could.  Together they lost 46.8 pounds (22 by Andrea, 24 by Lynn),  
6.8% Body fat (Andrea lost 5.3%), and 22.25 inches (both losing at least 11).  Their numbers show consistency and commitment and that's just what they did and will continue to do.  They were this years runners up.

The Biggest MOOsers 2011

Bill and Paula Coates



Bill and Paula were eachother's rocks from the beginning.  Bill the vocal one, Paula the 'silent assassin'.  Bill started off a man on fire with his effort while Paula took a little more time to feel out what exactly this was all about.  However, this was short lived as Paula caught up to Bill  quickly and often overtook him, especially on Cardio Days.  Together they were an amazing team to watch and emulated the true meaning of partners.  Together they lost 78.5 pounds (Bill losing the most of all MOOsers by losing 52.5 in 12 weeks which is a MOOser record, Paula losing 26), 9.4% body fat (Bill losing 6.3% most of all MOOsers), and 19.5 inches (Bill losing 11.75).  They are the winners of the competition but more importantly have their lives back and have inspired so many more along the way.  Thanks guys for making the most of an opportunity and not only empowering yourselves but empowering so many others.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Final Days

Moosers is winding to a close for 2011.  The friendships and memories will stick with each and every one of them forever.

The results and what they have learned in 12 short weeks will too, be with them forever.  Monday April 18th will be the show on MOO92 where the winner will be crowned, but all of the MOOsers have had dramatic transformations.  And it is the truth where I have no idea who is in the lead or will win this competition.

Today is a bit of a different post because we had a little fun.  The two videos are a little shot of the fun we had on Friday.  It was train the trainer day but also just a reflection of the friendship and camaradarie we have gained over the past 12 weeks.  Enjoy and be sure to tune in Monday:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Final Week: Wednesdays Workout

Meant to post this last night but forgot my camera in Derby.

Workout was Tabata Extra and took it up a notch with a few new exercises.  The Moosers rocked it out without batting an eye.

Here's the workout

1. Battleropes
Ring Row Hold

2. Band Squat Punches
Bulgarian Split Squats

3. Valslide Hill Climbers
TRX Push ups

40 seconds of work 20 seconds rest.  Complete 4 sets of each in alternating format.

Here's the video:

Two days left, two workouts, its winding down and I don't know who's more excited to hear the results, me or the MOOsers.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Week 12: Hell Week

Last night I termed this week to be Hell Week for the MOOsers.  The final week before the final measurements to determine the winner of the Biggest MOOser 2011.

We started off this week with a bang with Tabata 15:15

Two circuits each performing 25 rounds

A. Band Planks/Push ups
Kettlebell Super Deadlift

B. Double DB Snatch

Here's the video of the effort:

Well sorry video won't upload, but it is on Facebook :)

Just a few more days, every workout, every meal, every decision counts.  Who will win?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bells and Body

A Dirty Dozen workout today.

I took todays workout and put a different spin on it, meaning I chose different exercises than I normally would.  I'm literally trying to throw everything at these MOOsers but they aren't flinching.  Nothing is going to stop them, and they have a week and a half left before the next winner is crowned.

Here's todays workout:

Bells and body

Kettlebell Deadlift Burpee
Overhead Squat Hold
Suitcase Deadlift
Push up Plank
Hand to Hand Swings
Weighted Sit up

Round 1 30 seconds each
Round 2 45 seconds each
Round 3 60 seconds each
Round 4 45 seconds each
Round 5 30 seconds each

Here's the video of the work:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Week 11: Dirty 30

What a way to start off Week 11.  Two weeks left!

Todays workout was Dirty 30, a serious mental challenge.  Here is what they did:

30 Pronated Rows
30 TRX Assisted Lunge Jumps
30 Walking Goblet Squats
15 Push ups 3 second hold
30 Kettlebell Swings
30 Burpees
15 Box Jumps
30 Push Press
30 Lateral Shuffles

Complete the list twice.

The MOOsers worked very hard, not sure if any finished two rounds, but they really have come so far since the beginning.

Here's a video of todays workout:

Just two weeks before the winners are crowned.  I can tell you now its going to be a tough decision because they all are growing as people but losing fast!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday Legs and Lungs: Week 10!

Three weeks left!

Let's hit it hard!

Legs and Lungs

50 Sky and Ground Squats
40 Lateral Goblet Squats
30 Lateral Step ups
20 Assisted Pistols
10 Broad Jump Burpees
25 Squat Press
10 Broad Jump Burpees
20 Assisted Pistols
30 Lateral Step ups
40 Lateral Goblet Squats
50 Sky and Ground Squats

Complete the list once.

Here's yesterdays video:

So much strength, so much endurance, so much drive, so much heart.  I can't say enough about the transformation these moosers have experienced physically, emotionally, and psychologically