Fat Loss Expert Bryan Kavanagh Expresses Concern Over Weight Loss Reality Shows

Bryan Kavanagh, physique transformation specialist, explains how weight loss television reality shows are off base and counter-productive.

Dublin, Ireland – February 27, 2013 – Bryan Kavanagh is the founder and owner of ABS Gym in Dublin, Ireland. As an expert in personal and online training and nutrition, he has clients in over ten countries that have sought him out because of his knowledge and the results his members are able to achieve.

Bryan recently expressed his concern about the fitness training methods portrayed on television reality shows such as “The Biggest Loser” and “Operation Transformation.” In a blog post last year, Bryan explained the flaws that he sees in these methods:

The training they are doing is more of a test of endurance and mental fortitude than actual weight loss training. Olympic athletes don’t train 3 times per day.

The diet they have to adhere to is nothing more than a starvation diet that they will almost definitely give up afterwards. If they don’t give it up, they’ll have to become accustomed to living on 800kcals/ day… Which is wrong, nobody should have to live like that. It’s downright unhealthy.

I suppose my real problem with this is there are thousands of people out there who want to lose fat. The need to lose fat but they see this garbage on the television and it puts them off altogether…Who would willingly subject themselves to the ridicule involved in that type of training?  Not only is it excessive… It’s actually so random, stressful and downright ridiculous it’s COUNTER PRODUCTIVE.

Bryan recently wrote a follow-up blog after being questioned about a recent incident between Dr. Eva from Operation Transformation and a current contestant.  Here is a portion of what he had to say:

The amount of training the personal trainers on these shows make the contestants do is absolutely insane. I understand that they have to make the show ‘dramatic’ and entertaining to help their ratings and Dr. Eva’s little outburst certainly did that. Herein lies the problem. If someone agrees to be ridiculed and abused by these trainers for entertainment purposes – that is fair enough – but the fact of the matter is that this BS is putting 1000’s of people off.

Read both blog in their entirety at http://theabsgym.com/2012/01/13/operation-transformation-biggest-loser/ and http://theabsgym.com/2013/02/03/dr-eva-and-operation-transformation/

Learn more about Bryan Kavanagh and ABS Gym at http://theabsgym.com/

About Bryan Kavanagh:

Bryan has been a Certified Personal Trainer for ten years and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has also obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors in Sports Science and Health from Dublin City University. (BSc.)

While his certifications are those of a Personal Trainer, Kavanagh prefers the title of “Coach” because a coach is someone who helps you win and Kavanagh has built a reputation of helping his clients win. His clients don’t just lose pounds, they undergo transformations. He has a very dynamic and athletic style to his training and He teaches his clients to have the mindset of an athlete.

Kavanagh is the author of Athletic Body System – a beginners training program, as well as Athlete Physique, which is a more intense training program for people that want to get lean and athletic looking for competition or a photo shoot.

He has also written articles for Natural Muscle, Muscle Bulletin, Muscle Prodigy as well as Fitness Star Magazine. Kavanagh has been a speaker at the Fitness Entrepreneur Boot Camp and has shared the stage with other well-known fitness and nutrition experts such as Alwyn Cosgrove and Phil Richards as well as being contracted by universities as a consultant.

The ABS Gym is a personal training studio located in Temple Bar, Dublin 1.

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