Thanks for all your suggestions. I strapped everything on tonight, and the same thing started to happen when I did the arm exercises. I got out the brochure and realized I had the arm band on wrong - it wasn't in the right spot, and it was upside down. Practice makes perfect! I had a little chuckle and then got back to my exercising. Brilliant!
Pounds lost: 11.0
Fitness Minutes: (43,282) Posts: 1,253 3/1/11 10:51 P
Ditto (what they said) and if you find that you are still having problems, either move closer to your sensor bar (or move the bar closer to you, if you are not comfortable with being that close to the TV) or change your remote batteries. I found that when my batteries are starting to die, certain moves are missed. Good luck!
Pounds lost: 10.0
Fitness Minutes: (27,995) Posts: 60 3/1/11 8:35 A
As far as the game not picking up your movement, make sure you're following what the instructional video told you. Sometimes it's curling the wrist a certain way that causes the game to recognize your moves.
As far as created programs, yes, you will have some exercises repeated. It's pretty common with most strength training exercises (in games and in real life) to repeat sets.
You're doing awesome; keep it up!
Keri ~ Springfield, Illinois
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Pounds lost: 3.0
Fitness Minutes: (97,738) Posts: 11,805 2/28/11 11:06 P
My experience with EA Active is that you have to have the remote in numchuck in the exact correct position for the sensor to pick and count your exercise. I have also found that you have to move in sync with the trainer. Once I got the hang of the exercises and the remote positions it went much smoother. As far as what the trainer picks for a workout I don't know. I usually do a preset workout or just customize my own for the exercises I want to do.
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1st GW: 175 met 7/1/15 2nd GW: 170
current weight: 174.0
Fitness Minutes: (27,995) Posts: 60 2/28/11 10:56 P
I have only had my wii for about 10 days so I am still a newbie with this. I got the EA Sports Active and I was going through a workout but the wii wasn't picking up my movement. This only happened when I was using the band and doing hammer curls or tricep extension type exercises. I tried it with the nuchuk in my hand and without and it still didn't pick up my movement. I then skipped and went to the next exercise. This happened during three or four different exercise. Also, I had the trainer create a program for me and several of the exercise were repeated. Is that what it does automatically. Any veterans out there who can shed some light on this would be helpful. I love the wii so far and just want to get the most out of it.
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