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Old 05-28-08, 01:23 PM   #1
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Sore from vegging in front of the TV

And not from a training DVD either. Last night, my wife got a Wii. I've never seen one of those things before, so I tried the boxing game.

I don't know how many opponents I boxed before I finally lost, but it took about an hour, I could barely stand or breathe, and I was drenched in sweat. I had been doing well, but towards the end, my performance was definitely dropping. By the time my final opponent beat the crap out of me, I was relieved to get a break.

Today, my arms are still sore and feel like lead weights. Although upper body strength has never been my forte, I'm not a total weakling -- the first thing I do when I get up is 70 pushups, and I do other exercises as well.

Next time, I'm playing with an HRM attached.
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Old 05-28-08, 01:30 PM   #2
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And not from a training DVD either. Last night, my wife got a Wii. I've never seen one of those things before, so I tried the boxing game.

I don't know how many opponents I boxed before I finally lost, but it took about an hour, I could barely stand or breathe, and I was drenched in sweat. I had been doing well, but towards the end, my performance was definitely dropping. By the time my final opponent beat the crap out of me, I was relieved to get a break.

Today, my arms are still sore and feel like lead weights. Although upper body strength has never been my forte, I'm not a total weakling -- the first thing I do when I get up is 70 pushups, and I do other exercises as well.

Next time, I'm playing with an HRM attached.

Come on! You got the Wii; don't blame it on the mrs. Respect for not passing the buck to kids. My friend blamed his son until i pointed out the son was 2 months old
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Old 05-28-08, 01:33 PM   #3
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Those wii people are serious when they tell you to have the wrist strap attached from the controller- I know a few people who have damaged or knocked out a tv with it... it gets wild!
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Old 05-28-08, 01:38 PM   #4
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Ah, wii. When I saw the topic I was just thinking 'he needs better shorts and an English leather sofa'
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Old 05-28-08, 01:58 PM   #5
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I'm not sure i'd call that vegging out...
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Old 05-28-08, 02:16 PM   #6
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Come on! You got the Wii; don't blame it on the mrs. Respect for not passing the buck to kids. My friend blamed his son until i pointed out the son was 2 months old
Actually, it was my wife. She's been monitoring websites for month waiting to get one at list price (Toys Я Us came through for her). I tried to get her one for Xmas and her birthday, but couldn't manage to score one.

I'm not normally much of a TV or video game person. Watching TV (i.e. actors pretending to be people who don't even exist) is a bit too far removed from reality for my tastes, and I spend too much time working with computers to deal with them in real life.

However, this Wii thing is pretty cool. I couldn't help but notice that wii tennis is just an updated version of Pong -- the classics never go out of style. We're going to get another controller. These games seem well suited to multiple players.

I'm wondering if this gizmo might be good during domestic disputes. My wife is not a boxing fan, but if it was me getting knocked out for something she was ticked about, I'll bet she could change her mind...
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