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WannaB2cute 11-26-2012 11:33 AM

Biggest loser on kinect?
 
Does anyone use this?
I enjoy it, with some of the moves altered due to bad knees. I even added stability ball for some variety but I'd like a lil strength training too. Just wondering what can be added to add strength in with all that cardio

chellez 01-29-2013 04:08 PM

I just bought this game pre-owned the other day (of course the person before me took out the TBL Club Membership code :rollpin:) but I finally got everything set up and I did my first 30 minutes today on moderate even though it suggested challenging.

I liked it a lot. The menus were a little hard to navigate at times because my little ball of light kept jumping around and sometimes Bob couldn't hear me tell him that I was feeling good and didn't need a water break, but other than that I enjoyed it. I never felt like it was too much or too little. Like you, I also have knee issues so I can't do the lunges very well. Still, compared to the Nike+ Kinect Training game this one feels like a dream because I'm sweating but not feeling like I got hit by a Mac truck afterwards.

I don't know what your goals are, but I'd like to keep in touch and see how you are liking this game as you move through it. I set up my goal for a 12 week program at 3 days a week, but I'll also be using up the last bit of my gym membership during that time.

200poundquest 01-30-2013 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by chellez (Post 4612525)
I liked it a lot. The menus were a little hard to navigate at times because my little ball of light kept jumping around and sometimes Bob couldn't hear me tell him that I was feeling good and didn't need a water break, but other than that I enjoyed it. I never felt like it was too much or too little. Like you, I also have knee issues so I can't do the lunges very well. Still, compared to the Nike+ Kinect Training game this one feels like a dream because I'm sweating but not feeling like I got hit by a Mac truck afterwards.

I've had this game since it came out, but haven't played it in awhile. It's a decent game, though I agree about the menus. I wish they would let you use the regular controller for those.

I'm doing EA Sports Active 2 at the moment. I liked BL, but I prefer Sports Active.

I was wondering about Nike+ Kinect. Do they have different difficulty levels? I thought about getting it, but wasn't sure I'd actually be able to use it at my current fitness level.

chellez 01-31-2013 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by 200poundquest (Post 4614549)
I was wondering about Nike+ Kinect. Do they have different difficulty levels? I thought about getting it, but wasn't sure I'd actually be able to use it at my current fitness level.

Nike+ Training is based solely on your weight and how you perform on the fitness assessment. You can't change the intensity or the exercises, the only thing you can set is whether you want to "get lean", "get strong" or "get toned" and how many days you work out. Everything else is designed for you in the 4 week program.

I did okay on week 1 and 2, but by week 3 they wanted me to do a lot of lunges and jumping and my knee just couldn't take it. Also, the game doesn't ask how you're feeling or if you need water breaks. It just keeps going until it's ready to give you one.

I hope that helps!

200poundquest 01-31-2013 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by chellez (Post 4615243)
Nike+ Training is based solely on your weight and how you perform on the fitness assessment. You can't change the intensity or the exercises, the only thing you can set is whether you want to "get lean", "get strong" or "get toned" and how many days you work out. Everything else is designed for you in the 4 week program.

I did okay on week 1 and 2, but by week 3 they wanted me to do a lot of lunges and jumping and my knee just couldn't take it. Also, the game doesn't ask how you're feeling or if you need water breaks. It just keeps going until it's ready to give you one.

I hope that helps!

Thanks for the info :) I think I'll wait until I can get it on sale or pre-owned for a decent price in case I can't use it for awhile. Definitely can't do jumping exercises. That's one thing I like about sports active, you can remove exercises you can't do (or the kinect won't track), tho I wish they'd let you replace them with something else.

chellez 02-01-2013 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by 200poundquest (Post 4616247)
Thanks for the info :) I think I'll wait until I can get it on sale or pre-owned for a decent price in case I can't use it for awhile. Definitely can't do jumping exercises. That's one thing I like about sports active, you can remove exercises you can't do (or the kinect won't track), tho I wish they'd let you replace them with something else.

I'll have to look into that game. I went to gamestop and specifically asked for a game that I could remove certain exercises from because of my knees and the only thing they had in stock to suggest for fitness other than the $50 Nike+ game was Just Dance, Dance Central or Biggest Loser. I can't dance because of my two left feet so I suppose I chose the lesser of the three evils.

Bob made me do some lunges yesterday and kept saying "I'm noticing you're having trouble going deeper with these." Well duh computer Bob! I wish you'd let me tell you more about my knee problems!

200poundquest 02-01-2013 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by chellez (Post 4617725)
I'll have to look into that game. I went to gamestop and specifically asked for a game that I could remove certain exercises from because of my knees and the only thing they had in stock to suggest for fitness other than the $50 Nike+ game was Just Dance, Dance Central or Biggest Loser. I can't dance because of my two left feet so I suppose I chose the lesser of the three evils.

Bob made me do some lunges yesterday and kept saying "I'm noticing you're having trouble going deeper with these." Well duh computer Bob! I wish you'd let me tell you more about my knee problems!

Yeah, that was my biggest beef with TBL is lack of customization in the workouts. Sports Active might be hard to track down pre-owned. A lot of people were disappointed with the game, mostly due to tracking issues, plus there was the cost of the heart rate monitor, so i'm not sure how many people bought it. I enjoy it, in spite of the flaws tho. There are a few exercises I just can not get it to track properly, which is a bummer.

chellez 02-02-2013 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by 200poundquest (Post 4617956)
A lot of people were disappointed with the game, mostly due to tracking issues, plus there was the cost of the heart rate monitor, so i'm not sure how many people bought it. I enjoy it, in spite of the flaws tho. There are a few exercises I just can not get it to track properly, which is a bummer.

I was having tracking issues tonight on TBL. I had a boxing routine and it was telling me to punch higher and wasn't really counting all of my reps when I had to do things like uppercut combos.

I think that's really the only drawback about kinect games in general. It's a nice system but not a perfect one, so you just have to do the best that you can and if you're sweating, you know it's working! ;)

200poundquest 02-05-2013 02:34 AM

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Originally Posted by chellez (Post 4618861)
I was having tracking issues tonight on TBL. I had a boxing routine and it was telling me to punch higher and wasn't really counting all of my reps when I had to do things like uppercut combos.

I think that's really the only drawback about kinect games in general. It's a nice system but not a perfect one, so you just have to do the best that you can and if you're sweating, you know it's working! ;)

Yeah, I actually end up getting more of a workout sometimes because the boxing won't register my punches or i have to find perfect spot where it will track my squats.

Still a lot more motivating for me than doing a dvd workout tho. I'm totally addicted to unlocking achievements, so some of the stuff it won't track irritates me for that reason, but at least i'm moving more than my thumbs ;)

chellez 02-06-2013 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by 200poundquest (Post 4621868)
Still a lot more motivating for me than doing a dvd workout tho. I'm totally addicted to unlocking achievements, so some of the stuff it won't track irritates me for that reason, but at least i'm moving more than my thumbs ;)

Oh I know that feeling. I weighed in finally on Monday and I unlocked like 5 of them at once :carrot:

I tried to do a yoga for fitness DVD on Sunday and I just standing there laughing because this instructor was just moving from pose to pose and there was no "let me show you first" phase, which I would think is essential for that kind of routine so you don't do something wrong and cause an injury.

200poundquest 02-07-2013 03:25 AM

Grats on the unlocks :)

If you do manage to track down a copy of sports active, I stumbled on a trick that gets the game to track the cardio boxing better.

Seems if I step out of the play area and force the game to re-identify me, it tracks the exercise almost perfectly, which is nice cuz I really like the cardio boxing when it works.

Might try that on some of the others that give me troubles and see if it helps.

I know what you mean about dvds. Whenever I'd get a new one I'd spend about half the workout flailing around like an idiot trying to remember what I was supposed to do.

Some dvds are better than others at explaining though. I'll stick with my kinect tho.

immatoughcookie 02-10-2013 07:56 PM

I love TBL. I am a former professional kickboxer and boxer, and when Bob is telling me my arms arent high enough and |I know its not good form, I just ignore him haha. My theory is that its better to be moving then getting frustrated at the game itself. If you miss a few reps counted, big deal, the idea is that you keep moving. anything is better than nothing. There are ways to customize the game, and modifications that Ive found that still register on the game. I think that if I cant make it go green, then I will keep trying til I can :D

immatoughcookie 02-10-2013 07:58 PM

oh and if you are having trouble with tracking, go through the set up again, and it will be good. Ive had to do this a few times.

Bingaford 07-15-2013 02:40 PM

You could use weights? I have this game and I use 2 pounders when doing a lot of the work outs.


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