I managed to miss the first 13 seasons of the Biggest Loser, but boy was I into season 14. That tends to be my style. I completely miss a huge trend until it’s almost embarrassing to become a fan. I’m surprised I didn’t get into the Office this season.
Anyways, I love the idea of getting my ass kicked by a personal trainer. There is something about the idea of torture by exercise that really appeals to me. So when I was invited to a Dr. Scholl’s event with Biggest Loser Trainer Dolvett Quince, I could barely contain myself.
Let me just take a moment to thank Dr. Scholl’s for making dreams come true!
Dr. Scholl’s has new active series insoles which aim to prevent and relieve pain from shin splints, planters fasclitis and runner’s knee by reducing the shock on your feet and legs during exercise. As someone who has dealt with planters, I always wear inserts in my sneakers and I’ve found them to be very helpful in keeping me mostly injury free. (knock on wood.)
On the workout front, Dolvett started us out with a light warm up before we went into about five sets of intervals–which reminded me of last chance workout. It was all about muscle confusion, bicep curls while dropping to your knees on the mat and standing back up or doing v sits on the bosu ball and then jumping into the air. It was a short and sweet workout. Dolvett is definitely a tough trainer, you won’t get away with one second of bad form with him.
After the workout we had a q and a. Dolvett’s enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle is really inspiring! I was actually kind of starstruck, but he was so nice that I actually felt comfortable asking quite a few questions. I want to learn everything I could!
Here are the tips!
“What is the most effective way to get in shape?”
By doing cardio and strength in every workout and by working more than one muscle group at once. So doing lunges and bicep curls together, not one at a time. My workouts are always based in muscle confusion.
For women, he recommends light weights and lots of reps.
“What piece of equipment do you recommend that doesn’t take up much space.”
The bosu ball is great and you can just tuck it under the bed.
How do you burn fat?
Diet is a big part of burning fat.
What are your diet tips?
Portion control is the most important thing. I have clients who can’t help but overeat, so I tell them to use a saucer. You can eat what you like, but you need to watch portions.
Also, I make sure to have fruits or veggies in every meal. I add spinach to eggs or lots of vegetables in a sandwich. I also don’t eat romaine or iceberg, I eat kale or spinach for maximum nutrients and fiber.
What do you eat when you travel?
When I eat out I have an absolute. I will absolutely not touch the bread basket. It’s too late in the day, my body is not going to digest the carbs well. Plus, if I don’t eat the bread, I won’t eat his friend butter.
Side note: Wow, I can not resist a bread basket to save my life! None.at.all. It’s like that basket of delicious rolls can subdue my completely until I succumb. I have to work on that.
Dolvett also has two guarantees at dinner. He’s always going to have a protein and a vegetable. ”When you have a guarantee and two absolutes, you win everything,” he says.
To sum up:
- Cardio and strength in every workout
- Work more than one muscle group at once (muscle confusion)
- No bread basket
- Portion control
- Dark leafy greens–No iceberg!
It was a really fun event! Thanks to Dr. Scholls for inviting me! Now, if I can just learn to say no to bread and his buddy butter!
If you are wondering if I grinned like this throughout the event, the answer is year