Hard cardio daiky is not good. There needs to be hard day, recovery day with any cardio program. Just like weight trainjng, one should not hit everything evrryday. The results of hard day with no recovery day is breaking down of muscle mass and potential injuries. So hard day and recovery day (but still move).
I also don't use the board for exercise...except on the day I want to weigh in.
My biggest difficulty when I first started was that I am not always told when one move transitions into another...like when you are doing 'downward dog' in a yoga program...transitions to 'downward dog with one leg up'...we are not always given that instruction, and our head is down for downward dog. So, I've learned to listen for the sound, to tell me when to make the change.
I found the changing of the controller a little annoying. I've only done one workout and it was 50 minutes long. It did make me sweat and said I burned 260 calories. I liked that it shows your progress as you go and the calorie count.
I have been using the WiiFit Plus, but borrowed the BL for wii. I wasn't impressed with my first day. I didn't like the changing controler from hand to hand, board, no board, etc. I was also disappointed that it doesn't want you to work out every day. (per the programs) Am I missing something?
I can reach my GOAL weight!
current weight: 235.2
Fitness Minutes: (2,657) Posts: 53 7/1/11 9:34 A
It's a good solid workout, that's for sure. I bought it almost 2 years ago (the yellow version), played it a few times and put it away. I got it out last night and did the warm up and the light yoga which is 18 minutes long. I never realized how much work yoga was! I'm alternating between Wii Fit Plus and Biggest Loser.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (70,783) Posts: 3,839 5/24/11 2:25 P
I really like BL. I get more of a workout on it, than the Wii Fit Plus. I do agree, that the 'get it out' and 'put it aside' messages for the board aren't always in sync with the flow of the workout, so I just ignore them and move it at the last minute or keep it just in front of my yoga mat, and just step up on it when I need it. I also ignore the pleas to 'fasten the wrist strap'. I've used the remotes for more than a year, and haven't yet flung one out a window.
I was getting bored with Wii Fit and tried Biggest Looser this morning for the first time. I set it up for 12 week Fat-burning program. I set the workout this morning for 50 minutes and away we went. I thought the excersize program did a good job getting me working and i felt like it was burning some calories quite well. The program did the same routine 3 times with a stretching routine at the end. Overall, I thought is was a good workout. The transitions are a little funny telling you to put away the wii step and then telling you to put it out again - nothing too frustrating. The 50 minute routine ended up taking 65 minutes. I guess next time I'll allow some more time. I'm looking forward to using Biggest Looser tomorrow. I hope it becomes the next program I love to hate! What do you think of Biggest Looser for Wii?
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