I love the game. Absolutely love it. But let me be clear, I have no knee or ankle or back or other various physical ailments that may impede doiing activities. I am now on day 11 of the 60 day challenge. I am using the beginner version. I have just been bumped up a level so things that were 10 reps are now 15, 15 seconds have become 30 etc and it is hard. I also have hit the point where there are 2 exercises no matter how hard I try I can't get the sensors to register my movements. One is the split squats where it won't register wiht the leg that has the sensor on it is the back leg and the second is reverse crunches. For both, I do the exercise and then just hit quit to get out of that particular exercise. But that has been the only problem so far.
the game itself... It is what I would imagine an NFL workout would be like. There are plenty of squats and lunges. So far it is pretty light on the upper body but you do exercise it too. Like squats with bicep curls, squats with overhead press. There are breaks in the reps where you do football stuff which I find fun. There is a running back challenge, a quarterback relay, punting, field goal kicking somehting else that I can't think of that involves tackle dummies. All in all it is a good workout.
I also feel that since this a general thing about the game that I need to point out that from the very first workout even in the beginner levels, there is an expectation that you can jump and run. If you have knee, or ankle issues or other various limitations then this is probably not the game for you. There is a way to not do those exercises but you would be eliminating so many of them that I in my humble little opinion it would not be worth the money. Kind of like going to Dairy Queen if you are lactose intolerant. I am sure there is something there you could eat but why go?
These are my general thoughts. If you have a specific question or were wondering about something that I didnt' think to put down please let me know. I really do love this game and wish more people had it.
Pounds lost: 0.5
Fitness Minutes: (39,549) Posts: 6,371 2/10/11 9:53 A
I've only heard good things about it. There is one person on the team who I know uses it: TRACIE52. If she doesn't see this post, send her a message and ask her to drop by and inform us all :) She really likes it!
Keri ~ Springfield, Illinois
"FAR more often than not; YES it is your fault, and YES, it was preventable. Just fess up and take charge of your health, your future... your life. Remember, you’re not a failure until you start blaming someone else." - Sean Patrick Flanery
Pounds lost: 3.0
Fitness Minutes: (109,105) Posts: 7,901 2/10/11 7:34 A
Anyone use the NFL version of EA Active? The reviews on Amazon sound like it might be a good fit for me. I love trying to beat the boys at workouts, and also would have to imagine that working out next to some cute football players wouldn't hurt. But I also wonder if it's gonna be super super tough. So if anyone here has tried it, can you let me know what you think?
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