Biggest Loser fans who tuned in to Season 11 will remember Jay Jacobs as the “teflon” contestant. He persisted and never gave up his committment to weight loss, securing a coveted spot in the “Final Four”. If you don’t yet know Jay, here’s a little bit about him:
LBS LOST: 181 on the show, 216 from his highest weight a year ago.
ABOUT: The only man left standing in the Final 4 of NBC’s hit show Biggest Loser Season 11. Known as the man with “nine lives”, Jay tattooed on his forearm the BIGGEST lesson he learned on the Ranch…WHAT YOU’RE FOR STRENGTHENS YOU [what he didn’t tattoo on his arm was the other part of the quote… what you’re against weakens you]
Never could I have imagined just a year ago weighing in at 435 pounds that I would be where I am today. Being a contestant on Season 11 of NBC’s The Biggest Loser definitely gave me the “fast pass” to get my life on track, my weight under control, and my head in the best place it has been in decades! And most amazing, myself, my wife, my daughter, and my son are now collectively 395 pounds lighter than our highest weights and we’re ecstatic about that!
We all know that the key to survival on the show is to keep a higher percentage of weight loss than the other contestants each week, but that weight is never compared between fat, water, and muscle. That being the case it was never a great idea to focus on building muscle during my time on The Ranch. Home for good now I’m continuing to exercise to lose more body fat, but I’m also focusing on becoming stronger and building upper body muscle mass which I’ve never had in my entire life. One because it’s important to do for my overall health, but also because I’ll look much stronger and more vital because once you pass 50 that’s just good advice on many fronts.
When I left for California last year, my son Matthew was an ideal weight for his height at about 170 pounds at 6’2” but had no real muscle mass. Myself, and my daughter Jennifer’s journey motivated him to take his body to the next level, and with the help of a personal trainer Matthew put on 25 pounds of muscle during the duration of our season. With the help of Designer Whey Protein, I’m looking forward to training with Matthew to build up my muscle mass with weight lifting and using Designer Whey Protein to enhance my results. Lean protein consumption is the key to repairing and building your bodies muscles on your training days and your rest days. Matthew used Designer Whey’s ‘Protein Blitz’ line while I was on The Ranch to assist in his progress while building lean muscle and I can’t wait to do the same! Because on the Ranch I learned… WHAT YOU’RE FOR STRENGTHENS YOU… and let’s face it, nothing strengthens you like building muscle!
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