Why is my Wii torturing me????
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
I invested in 2 new games for my Wii at the weekend - Your Shape which includes a motion tracking camera, (and is the closest I am going to get to a Kinects for the time being as we don't have an X-Box 360) - and New U, which I think is sponsored by Fitness First, as it came with a voucher for a 5 day trial.
So far I like them both:
Your Shape doesn't always pick me up right, and I could do with a bigger front room, and the calories burnt are well high (155 in 15 mins - I doubt it), but it gets me sweating and my heart rate up.
so it is mostly a cardio programme so far, although I can choose strength exercises too.
New U is trying to kill me. This one focuses on 2 areas you chose, (Belly buster and Pilates in my case) and uses the Wii Balance Board. This morning it gave me a gentle Pilates routine (about 12minutes and 7 exercises)
just the kind of thing I am looking for. This evening it was a Belly Buster routine - okay I thought - and I get to exercise 9 slow push-ups on knees 12 of them - I struggle through - exercise 10 is the same - some how I manage them
- exercise 11 the SAME!!!!! - quick breather and some how I squeeze out all 12. Exercises 12 - 19 were the same and I skipped them - 36 pushups on my knees is alot for me there is no way I could currently then do another 96. Next time I might try for another 12, or maybe not but I will get to 48 one day
If anyone is interested I would recommend both games (got them on 2 for £30 in HMV) with torture centre (New U) being my slightly preferred game.