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9/9/10 6:48 A

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I manually enter the time and cals under the title Active Sports Trainer. I added that title to my favorites to make it easier.

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9/4/10 4:17 P

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I just quick track my minutes & don't worry about the calories burned and I've seen a few people here mention tracking the time as circuit training.

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9/4/10 12:41 P

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I just track them as cardio, choosing the manual option of entering time and calories burned. I suppose that you could enter as strength training and cardio, if you broke down each exercise individually, but that's more work than it's worth.

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9/4/10 1:28 A

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Ok, so here's another question. How do you track the EA sports active workouts? Do you just track them as cardio minutes?

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9/3/10 8:47 P

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If I remember right, the schedule in the 30 day challenge is 2 days on 1 day off for a total of 20 workouts. The 6 week challenge from the More Workouts title is 4 workouts a week. In either program you can do a challenge workout whenever you want (it might limit you to one a day) but you don't have to follow the schedule religiously & you can still finish your challenge even if you don't get all of them in in the allotted time, you just don't get the trophy.

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9/3/10 4:14 P

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The 30 day and the 45 day challenges both tell you to schedule three rest days into every week. The 45 day challenge (More Workouts) actually only has 24 workouts in all. Plus, you can go into settings every week, if you need to, in order to change the calendar plan for when you'll be working out or resting.

I'm thinking the 30 day challenge is 16 workouts, but it's been too long since I've used the original game.

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9/3/10 3:25 P

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I can't do the 30 day challenge, because it's pretty much impossible for me to do a 30-45 minute workout on Sundays (church, work, and family commitments). But you can choose the workouts separately, can't you. Maybe in about 15 pounds or so I'm thinking of doing the 30 challenge workouts, doing them on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and Friday, using the Wii Fit Plus warm up (I like that 3-exercise warm up, the chicken game, warrior pose and downward facing dog). Or maybe give the elliptical a month off, and do games on the off day. We'll see :-).

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8/28/10 11:00 P

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Just be careful with that ankle. My knee got bad and I had to take a few days off. It's better now but I'm still being careful with it.
Don't forget you can skip the ones that hurt your ankle.

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8/28/10 10:42 A

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Congrats on the first workout! You may also want to start putting some money away for November, when the $99 EA Sports Active 2 (with heart monitor) comes out. That's shaping up to be even better!

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8/28/10 10:01 A

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I just got EA Active because of this thread, finished day 1 of the 30 day challenge and I really feel like I worked out, which feels great! I have a bad ankle but like you, Jeanut I am not going to let that stop me!

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8/18/10 2:49 P

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I've had to slow down alot due to my bad knee but I'm not stopping. On day it's hurting I'm going to do floor and arm exercises.

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8/12/10 2:15 P

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emoticon That's the way to do it! Great attitude! Keep remembering how fun it is, once you've just taken the step to start it, and you can't fail!

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8/12/10 10:40 A

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Thank you, it was a lot more fun than I though it would be. I like the way it alternates so that you don't get over stressed doing just one thing

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8/12/10 10:26 A

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You're on your way!

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BTW I told myself... no you are not waiting you are going to get off your butt and do it now... so I did and glad of it. I did day 1 of the 30 day challenge. I had a great time, the squats and lunges were hard for me but I made it. 21 minutes of work out and 177 calories burned.. not bad for the first time. emoticon

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8/12/10 7:22 A

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Thanks for the advice and comments. I'm glad my DH got it for me now and can't wait to try it out this evening

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8/12/10 7:02 A

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I use them both, the original EASA Personal Trainer and the More Workouts. I have to agree I like the More Workouts better, because it has the Step Aerobics custom workouts. But I do like the Personal Trainer for some different kinds of workouts.


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8/11/10 11:48 P

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It is a good program to use, but it is pretty intense on the knees, using a lot of squat-type exercises during the 30-day challenge. The "sequel" - EA Sports Active More Workouts - doesn't seem to rely so heavily on the knee-crunching for its 45-day challenge. I use the More Workouts version almost all the time now. I just recommend trusting the program to go all the way through the 30-day challenge in the old program first, before you try making very many advanced changes to the workout order.

Of course, what works for some won't work for all. If you do like using it, you may also want to buy your own resistance tube, instead of the latex "band" that's included with the EA game. I think you'll find it easier to control, and you can usually find them in any sports store or walmart-type store under $10.

The only other negative I've heard about the EA program is how the leg strap doesn't always give good readings. Depending on the size of your leg, you may need to wear it higher or lower than where the game shows you should have it.

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8/11/10 9:45 P

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EA Sports Active (the first one is subtitled Personal Trainer) is good for anyone! That's actually what I started with 50 pounds ago. I did the 30 Day Challenge on easy; it helped me build up my stamina, get started on some light strength training, and learn to love different kinds of exercise.

I think it's a good start!

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8/11/10 9:37 P

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My DH just bought me the Active Personal trainer pkg for the Wii fit. Is it a good one for people who are beginners or is it for a more advanced person?

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