Bully for Her!

She’s baaaaaack! After two episodes of this season’s Biggest Loser, Jillian has bullied one of her team members off the show; has made two more cry; and lost the one man she had on her team due to the White team losing the least amount of weight…AGAIN.

This woman makes great TV, for sure. Watching her get into their faces and scream; cuss; and point her finger in their faces is something to behold. I mean really, we’ve all wanted to behave like an undisciplined idiot at one time or another. The difference of course is that most of us haven’t. Cuz that’d be wrong. See?

Look up the word BULLYING. There she is! It surprises me that Wiki doesn’t have a picture of her there…yet. Heeheh. The behavior can be habitual and involve an imbalance of social or physical power.  Check! …can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion and may be directed repeatedly towards particular victims. Check!

As a self proclaimed former fatty, Jillian finds it acceptable to bully the contestants to her heart’s content. And she gets away with it. Awesome.

A dear friend commented on one of my fb jillian rants that “some people need to be jacked up like that.” Okay Tina (love you:), here’s where your perception of “jacked up” and a responsible strength coach/trainer’s perception differ…There is “stern” coaching. I’m a stern coach. Very. There are many tricks we use to get our lifters/clients moving in a sometimes fun, but all business atmosphere. Absolutely. But we don’t bully. We don’t scream in their faces to “MOVE YOUR ASS OR GET OUT!!!!!” We don’t pour buckets of water, sponge and all, over their heads while they are being checked by a medical professional as they sit on the pavement. It was demoralizing and demeaning and that my friends is bullying.

But she’s good TV. And by all the gym gods in the universe, this HAS to be the year someone hauls off and shuts her up. Because sometimes the only way a bully will stop is to make THEM the target. And I wouldn’t miss that for the world!

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

Muhammad Ali

About tosabarbell

For training opportunities at tosabarbell, call or text Juli at 320-296-9313. e-mail to jep6095@gmail.com At tosabarbell, I build relationships cultivated in a strength and learning environment. There is no 12 week magic pill program to strength but rather a lifetime commitment to be the very best and most useful human you can be. tosabarbell is a private, home grown gym with three lifting platforms; squat rack; prowlers; throwing implements; bars, bumpers and everything else needed for an effective strength and conditioning program. Straightforward barbell programming including the Olympic lifts; sound (read: not fancy bullshit) diet advance for weight gain or loss; and strong coaching will ensure you will meet your goals such as becoming stronger, more explosive, and better conditioned. I have been coaching teams and athletes for over 30 years. I grew up participating in various sports at various levels but was always drawn to those that require strength training. I have multiple local, national, and world records in the sports of Weightlifting and Highland Games Heavy Events as well as a combined total of 5 World Championships. My 5 years of training and coaching under Mark Rippetoe provided a wide range of influence from some of the top strength & conditioning and throwing coaches in the country. I will strongly encourage tosabarbell athletes to compete (and prepare you to do so.) However, tosabarbell is also for those who wish to be stronger and go through life feeling better. Matt WanAt is a retired Professional Strongman who competed frequently with Strongman Champions League in Europe. He played a year of D1 football with Iowa before concentrating on his Chemical Engineering degree in Iowa City. He is a native of Wauwatosa and still remains a staunch supporter of Tosa East. This blog will be a mixture of strength notes, coaching and nutrition tips, personal shit; bacon delicacies, and a whole lot of fun.
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1 Response to Bully for Her!

  1. Frankie says:

    Her style is definitely more in-our-face tough love than coddling. I find it interesting that most pictures from the show, she is hollering or grimacing while the other two trainers are smiling. I do agree that the sponge dumping was out of line though.

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