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SOCCERTAZ
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1/22/13 11:05 A

I like Gold Gym's Cardio Workout which is boxing.

I also like The Biggest Loser. You can do this one with or without the Wii Board.



ALORTA
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1/21/13 3:14 P

... idk if I'd label WW exercise.
I've heard different opinions about wii fit, but most tell me its more balance/yoga type stuff than anything else.



EREBECCA
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1/21/13 2:33 P

Wario Ware and Wii Fit are the two I use - WW is more fun but not strictly exercise based (more just getting up); WF is proper exercise but a bit dull and repetitive



ALORTA
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1/21/13 10:19 A

DDR is fun (though i never used the wii for it)... still with how most people play it, I wouldn't call it more than a mild workout. Far better than button mashing, of course, but...



SCUBAGAL07
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1/21/13 9:56 A

A friend of mine just let me borrow 2 just dance videos. I hope they give me a work out. But then.......getting out of bed is a work out lately. LOL



35BYMAY
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1/21/13 8:57 A

yeah, I did some looking up about wii workouts, and basically, none really amount to any significant workout.... so I will leave the wii for my son and shred it up with Jillian for the next 30 days, if she doesn't annoy me too much lol.



ALORTA
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1/21/13 8:46 A

A friend of mine did wii zumba and liked it, another friend said she tried several things and nothing came anywhere near just regular old vids.
I've never used my wii (which i haven't turned on since college -_-; ) for working out, but having played a lot of motion games, I'd worry that the weight difference between the wiimote and the nunchuck would lead to lopsided workouts.



35BYMAY
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1/20/13 9:46 P

thanks :) I went with ordering the 30 day shred today though... cheap enough to give it a try, and the reviews look like it will definitely give me the burn I want :)



TRINAC02
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1/20/13 9:34 P

Check out Wii Active, Wii Active 2 and Wii sports active as well as NFL trainer.



DRAGONCHILDE
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1/20/13 6:52 P

I'll fully admit it... I like that feeling, too. My husband shakes his head in utter disbelief when I get out of bed and can barely stand upright... he calls me an addict. ;) What can I say, I love the burn!



35BYMAY
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1/20/13 5:18 P

for sure, I know what she meant :) but I have to admit as well, that there is something satisfying about finding it hard to get out of bed the day after a really good workout. I really do like the discomfort of muscles I forgot about lol. It reminds me of all the months and years they were forgotten about :) so ya, I really honestly do want to hurt lol.



DRAGONCHILDE
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1/20/13 2:42 P

What I believe Unident meant (and please, correct me if I'm mis-assuming, Deb) is that being sore should not be the goal.

What soreness means is that you have done something new, or particularly challenging. It's not a goal in and of itself. You don't want something that will hurt you; you want something that will challenge you. Soreness is a side effect, not a sign of effectiveness. :)

Just about any workout you do (even yoga) can cause soreness the next day, if you aren't familiar with it or try something more intense than usual. Your body will adapt, and it won't hurt anymore, but that doesn't mean it's not effective.

I'll admit, I like it when I'm after a good workout; however, that isn't my goal when picking up those weights.



35BYMAY
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1/20/13 2:35 P

Thanks Kristen... I think I will dust off my old dvd's then :)



35BYMAY
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1/20/13 2:21 P

A good hurt is all I meant... you know what I mean :)



KRISTEN_SAYS
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1/20/13 1:50 P

I can't think of any strength training workouts available for the Wii. You're probably better off following some Spark videos or something similar for that. All of the Just Dance games are a lot of fun though. Yes it's cardio, but I highly recommend it.



UNIDENT
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1/20/13 1:34 P

Hurting the next day is not a good thing, not necessary, and doesn't mean you've had a good workout.



35BYMAY
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1/20/13 1:17 P

The family just got a wii, and I want to buy a workout for it! Is there any that you recommend? Not cardio, looking for strength... something that makes me hurt the next day! Are there even any out there?



 
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