Does anyone know, or have experiences with this. It seems to my a couple of boxing matches every morning could set my day.
hehe i love my bf's wii. It's so much fun and im not even into gaming consoles!
Totally agree on the taking it easy at first though. The first day we got it we played for almost 3 hours on wii sports and i woke up the next morning with SUCH a sore shoulder!!!
It's a pretty sad excuse for exercise.. but I suppose it's a little better than what most Americans are getting.
We also just purchased the Wii, after trying it some months back and I agree the boxing is one of the best workouts I have had in a while. I also agree that it should not be the sole exercise method, but is much better than other gaming systems, where your thumbs get the workout. I do about 20-30 minutes on the boxing part of Wii sports, then 30 minutes on the treadmill and close it out with an ab workout. I feel pretty complete after that.
There was a great Wii Sports Experiment, can be found http://www.wiinintendo.net/2007/01/15/wii-spo rts-experiment-results/ . It has really shocking results; he didn't change his eating habits at all, only adding 30 minutes of Wii Sports every day and lost 9 pounds in a 6 week period.
Here's a basic calorie-expenditure that he did:
"I just wanted to address a couple of the concerns brought up about calories I burned during my tests. I was using this to measure calories, http://www.biotrainerusa.com. According the instruction manual, it uses a tri-axis accelerometer with a patented super-microprocessor, the BioTrainer is able to measure the inertia of your body’s motion 40-times per second, process the data, and then accurately calculate energy expenditure (in either calories burned or activity units).
I used the BioTrainer three times per game, so I can’t say the results of the burned calories are 100% accurate. I just reported what device measured. For instance, if I kept my waist relatively still (that’s where I attached the BioTrainer) it may not count the calories of my arm motions as accurately as a more advanced heart monitored lab study.
- Tennis: Coming in a close second, Wii Tennis was the runner up in calorie burning activities for Wii Sports. I burned an average of 92 calories during a 15 minute period. Like most of my game playing during the experiment I played each game fairly aggressively and would perform full swings, move left and right, and not take any breaks.
- Bowling: One of my favorite Wii Sports games also clocked in at the lowest of the three games I tested for calorie burn. I burned an average of 77 calories during a 15 minute period. Again, I played aggressively, taken steps toward the lane and bowling with a full swing of the arm. No breaks were taken and I played the game fairly quickly.
- Boxing: The clear winner here. I burned and average of 125 calories during a 15 minute period. I would like to point out that I would punch with full power, move as if I were really dodging, and hoped/bounced around like a real boxer would.
- Baseball: I didn’t get a chance to run the calorie test on baseball, no reason… I was just pressed for time and didn’t get around to it, I love baseball don’t get me wrong."
i totally agree with the others abotu wii boxing. My Bf is playing it now and is getting a bit sweaty.. mmm and we're about to go to bed :P
In other news: Wii related injuries to date.
1: Number of times i've hit my boyfriend accidentally.
1: Number of times he'**** my LAPTOP MONITOR!
2: Self caused injuries for myself - wrist and shoulder
3: Number of times we've hit the light shade in the lounge.
I KICK ASS AT GOLF!
EDIT: arghhh i am trying to type He's (starts with an s, and rhymes with bit) my laptop monitor.. but CC thinks i am typing a naughty word hehe. HIT.