In the city where I work a local radio station began holding 3-month contest with the focus on who can lose the most weight in that time-frame. If you lose the most weight you get a huge prize, free memberships etc. to the sponsoring gym. If you hit the 20lb mark you also win a free 3-month membership. It’s a good way of getting the community motivated, but:
The guy that won this round lost 48.7 lbs in 3-months. The round before it he lost another 40. So in 6-months this guy has lost almost 90lbs.
He has been training 2x a day, 6 days a week. He does 1hr of cardio in the morning and then lifts after work. He also works with the PT during each workout especially during his lifting.
There have been other contestants who have done the same kind of thing. It’s a great idea but this rate of weight loss cannot be good on the body. I’m sure his nutrition. The cals this guy said he is taking in are maybe 1500-2000 per day. This doesn’t support his activity level at all. The majority of his cals are carbs.
It just seems ridiculous to me. If they are going to do this, they should do it right.