LARP is deceptive as exercise because it does not always feel like a profound work-out. The reason? You're full of adrenaline and having fun. But if your LARP is anything like the ones I attend, it takes easily three days for my body to recover after a large scale battle. Mind you I wear full steel armour and spend much of the event on my feet.
LARP is special because it brings out a lot of the primal bodily responses you won't get in an exercise class or the gym. You are under sever stress, hopped on adrenaline, fighting on your bodily reserves and all your senses are alert. I can't count the amount of times I've staggered slowly onto the battle, barley able to walk, and then watched a friend of mine trapped as he is being defeated by a monster, and I'm running full speed, leaping over logs and charging as if I'm wearing nothing but cloth over to save him.
LARP count as exercise, it is high intensity, full body exercise, but it is also very easy to over eat or eat badly or make up the calories in alcohol when at LARP.
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