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LUCIG12
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1/7/13 2:40 P

an update on the Nike fuel points:
these are awarded based on reps, speed, correctiveness, etc. of each type of drill. So when you start the drill your personal best, measured in fuelpoints, pops up on the screen and then you can try to beat your personal best.



DRAGONCHILDE
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1/5/13 9:24 P

I'm not a Nike+ user (although I would like to be) but I may have some thoughts that can help you. I can't comment on this particular system, but I can use my extensive amateur knowledge of fitness and strength training to make educated guesses and provide you with some helpful resources.

"- although I might pick "get lean" as my in-game goal, when I log in to do the day's scheduled routine sometimes I get more strength training...is this how its supposed to work?"

Strength training is a critical component of ANY exercise regimen... no matter what your goals are. It's a myth that strength training will "bulk you up" - whether you want to "get lean" or "get ripped", you must hit the strength training for best results.

This article will help you understand common myths regarding toning vs bulking up:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1662


"- the Nike 'fuel' point system seems useless to me, but maybe I'm missing something...do you pay attention to it?"

Different people find different things motivating. :) Gamifying weight loss can be very motivating for some people, but if this part of the system isn't motivating for you, ignore it. ;)

"- I don't quite understand the difference between "get lean" and "get toned" in the goals in terms of how that changes the workouts...thoughts?"

"Toned" is actually marketing term that has very little meaning in the real world. What people usually think of when they're thinking "toning" are silly little handweights and lots of reps... this approach is a myth (as explained in the previous article) and a literal waste of time. You can achieve effectively the same results in less time with heavier weights. :) I don't know how this would change your specific program, but I'm betting it will involve what amounts to endurance training: low weights, lots of reps.

"- the calorie burn count for a 45m cardio workout seems much lower than what my Sparks tells me I get for 45 minutes of jogging 8kms...however in the Nike+ my heart rate is quite high and I'm definitely sweating more from the mountainclimbers and burpees...something seems out of whack...thoughts?"

Heart rate estimates are always that: estimates. You can't be assured that they're accurate. THe best ones are using a heart rate monitor with a chest strap, that inputs your weight, height, and gender, and doing an activity that is well studied, like running. What's your calorie burn showing as?



LUCIG12
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1/4/13 3:51 P

Hi,
I dont know if you are still using Nike Kinect training, but my boyfriend and I just started it after christmas (it was a gift). If you have kept up with it I am curious about your experiences, right now I am still very enthusiastic about it, it pushes me much harder than I would push myself at the gym.

I think I can answer some of your questions:
I also am on the get lean program, 5 days a week, and I get 2 or 3 cardio days and 2 or 3 strength days, depending on the week. I think it is because the focus is more on building your muscles, although you will most certainly get leaner and lose the fat on top of the muscles before you bulk up.

the fuel point system I think is similar tyo the sparkpoints system, they dont really do anything, but its fun to login and see how many you have and how many you get with each workout. for me, i try and get more each workout, because number of reps goes into their scoring of points.

I'm not sure the difference between get leaned/get toned... I think you might for example just have more days of strength training than cardio, compared to get lean.

I agree that I feel their calorie count is way off... I just enter my minutes on sparkpeople as circuit training (as thats essentially what this is), and follow those calorie counts.

hope this helps and Id like to hear back your experiences if youre keeping up!



STEPHEN_NANNY
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11/12/12 9:01 P

A couple weeks ago I picked up the Nike+ Kinect Training for the Xbox. So far, I'm very happy with it...I've done several other programs with Kinect and with the Wii, and have never been satisfied. So far, this is going to work very nicely as I can't really do as much outdoor cardio here in the cold Canadian winter.

I'd like to see if anyone else here is using the Nike+, and ask a few questions about your experience.
- although I might pick "get lean" as my in-game goal, when I log in to do the day's scheduled routine sometimes I get more strength training...is this how its supposed to work?
- the Nike 'fuel' point system seems useless to me, but maybe I'm missing something...do you pay attention to it?
- I don't quite understand the difference between "get lean" and "get toned" in the goals in terms of how that changes the workouts...thoughts?
- the calorie burn count for a 45m cardio workout seems much lower than what my Sparks tells me I get for 45 minutes of jogging 8kms...however in the Nike+ my heart rate is quite high and I'm definitely sweating more from the mountainclimbers and burpees...something seems out of whack...thoughts?

Cheers!



 
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