Bob Harper has been instrumental in transforming hundreds of overweight contestants into their slimmer selves on NBC's hit show The Biggest Loser. Bob showed us his essential moves for making weight loss a reality. From a lateral burpee to a squat variation that'll work your entire body, see which exercises Bob says are a must if you are looking to drop weight. You'll learn some great tips about form and technique and see exactly why we can't help but love working out on Team Bob!
On the current season of The Biggest Loser, trainers Dolvett Quince, Jillian Michaels, and Bob Harper continue to push contestants toward their goal of a healthy life. And even though season 14 isn't over, it's already offered plenty of tears and triumphs as the trainers help their respective teams break past mental, physical, and emotional boundaries. Even if you're not a contestant, there are still a lot of valuable lessons to be learned from the tough group of trainers.
Trainer Bob Harper discusses many healthy habits in his latest book The Skinny Rules, and one of them is: don't fear fish. This nutritious lean protein makes for a perfect dish if you're looking to lose or maintain your weight. Best of all, it's easy to prepare. Watch this video to learn Bob's simple technique for cooking fish that keeps the calories down, but the flavor profile high.
Bob Harper may spend his days working out the contestants on The Biggest Loser, but he knows that to drop pounds sound nutrition is key. Good news: Bob believes in cheat days. Learn more of his nutritional philosophy, why you should avoid fat-free cheese, and his 80/20 rule when you watch this video.
If you watch The Biggest Loser, then you already know that trainer Bob Harper gets results. We caught up with Bob, who explained how anyone can apply the same techniques he uses on The Biggest Loser to everyday life. Learn what Bob's perfect 30-minute workout looks like and his secret to losing weight when you only have 15 minutes to spare.
We know that Michelle Obama is big into fitness, and it looks like she's a big fan of The Biggest Loser, too — she appeared on the show last week when the contestants stormed the White House. We caught up with the show's trainer Bob Harper, still high from the experience, and asked him what working with the first lady was really like. Does she complain about squats? How's her form when it comes to push-ups? Learn the answers and more when you watch the video.
Inside a brightly lit modern studio, Bob and a cast of four, with two women confusingly both named Leah (I kept thinking Bob was getting the gals mixed up), lead you through an hour-long workout combining old-school strength training with old-fashioned cardio moves. Get ready for high-knee marching, running in place, and jumping jacks. These bouts of cardio alternate with basic strength training moves for the lower and upper body, sometimes combining the two. Be prepared to do squats and and plenty of them. You will add a little jumping action to both squats and lunges, and making these moves air borne knocks your heart rate out of the fat burning zone straight into the cardio training. Bob does offer variations if you're not quite up to jumping, but if you're having knee troubles, this workout is not for you. It's heavy on the lunges, squats, hopping, and jumping.
Learn my likes and dislikes of the workout when you read more
Gradually Rehab Your Eating Habits
"Try a recipe that uses leafy vegetables like kale, or switch to filling, high fiber grains like whole-wheat pasta." — Bob Harper
Steer Clear of Temptation
"If you always pass your favorite fast food restaurant on the way home from work, find an alternate route or pop some gum in your mouth when you drive by." — Jillian Michaels
Put Exercise on Your Schedule
"Just as you plan out when you're going to see friends, write down the days on your calendar when you're going to exercise." — Jillian Michaels
"Exercise is hard. It's sweaty. But it's also a chance to get out of your comfort zone and see what you're made of." —Bob Harper
There are more great tips from the whole gang, so keep on reading.