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My "Get in shape" Blog
02-28-2011, 02:59 AM
Post: #16
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2011/02/27 (Sunday)

[YSFE] : Sleeve-Busting Arms (3 of 12)
CALORIES : 49 / 1891
DURATION : 10 min / 4h17
PERCENTAGE : 90%

[EASA2] : Workout 11 (day 11 of 36) + Fitness test
EXERCISES : 32 (30+2)
CALORIES : 280 (253+26) / 3064 - earned the 3000 burned calories milestone Big Grin
DURATION : 37 (33+4) min / 8h07
MHB : 172 / 200
AHB : 126 / 115
DISTANCE (miles) : 1.3 (1.2+0.1) / 9.31
Fitness test :
- Heart Rate Test : Forward to Backward Jump Repeats for 2:05 min with a AHB of 118 and MHB of 156
- Fitness Test Cooldown : walked for 2:09 min

This one was quite easy too, beside the Split Squat Jump Repeats that i did twice, ouf ! 50% of execises were cardio stuff and most of the rest were upper body.

I have some difficulties to do the Prone Plank to Side Plank, it hurt the bottom of my back. I think my abs are not yet strong enough to keep my back straight.

I discovered that if I swing my arms faster while I run, the calorie counter goes faster. I will not used that because I don't want to cheat, but I wanted to share it.

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02-28-2011, 11:17 AM
Post: #17
RE: My "Get in shape" Blog
(02-27-2011 09:21 PM)AuntieParticle Wrote:  
(02-27-2011 03:00 PM)meistroracer Wrote:  Question to all you that are exercising to lose weight, do you guys eat and then exercise? or Exercise than eat?

I'm not really exercising to lose weight at this point. I generally do my workout out very early in the morning, shortly after I get up, take the dog out and have a cup of coffee. So I don't actually eat right before or right after working out. I eat something somewhat later in the morning. I haven't really given it much thought. This is just how my mornings has started shaping up.
I think I might start my own workout thread Wink

Ever since I got my Kinect for Christmas. I do not want to play anything else that requires me to sit down and play games. This is the future. Sorry off topic. I don't know what just gotten into me.

You're morning generally starts off like mine...but different. When I do get up, first thing is Coffee....no ands or butts about it. LOL. I usually workout before I eat and some times that can get me into trouble. I do get hungry...and I can tell your YourShape how well I am doing...

I am trying to setup a program on yourshape at UBI Soft website. Now to get to link with my console and routine. That will be great. I am doing this to lose weight.

Right now my per day is to lose 300 calories. Small, I know, but I am doing this 5 days a week. Taking 2 days off. One thing I do have to do after I work out, is to eat breakfast before I go into work. If I don't, around lunch break. I'll eat a massive food and lose my goal and this is a big NO NO for me. I know a few buffet do love me whenever I show up. LoL I am trying to cut them out and stay with what has been working for me.

So I wish you well on your journey on whatever you are trying to do whether is to lose weight or to maintain or tone your body.

Now I got to get going on my goal for today.....

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03-01-2011, 06:14 AM (This post was last modified: 03-01-2011 04:04 PM by legreffer.)
Post: #18
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2011/02/28 (Monday)

[EASA2] : Workout 12 (day 12 of 36) + custom workout (Biceps Curls)
EXERCISES : 33 (31+2)
CALORIES : 202 (195+6) / 3266
DURATION : 34 (32+2) min / 8h42
MHB : 185 / 200
AHB : 105 (128+93) / 114
DISTANCE (miles) : 2.1 / 9.79

Total for phase 1:
CALORIES : 2600
AHB : 123
DURATION : 6h36

I finished the phase 1 and it was another tough one : 44% of lower body, 3 x Split Squat Jump Repeats, god i hate those, but I try to do my very best each time. I finished with a custom workout with only the Biceps Curls exercise in it, i did it twice. They should make access to them faster, you have to go through 3 or 4 screen before starting custom workout.

Ea posted on their Facebook site that they released a patch, but i haven’t got one :-( Maybe next time...I hope !

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03-01-2011, 10:28 AM
Post: #19
RE: My "Get in shape" Blog
Congratulations on completing Phase 1 of the 9 week program!

Yeah, I hate the Split Squat Jump Repeats too! I think they should be called Trial by Split Squat Jump Repeats. Tongue

I saw someone in the EA forum yesterday mention that they had gotten an update. Perhaps they're rolling it out to people a bit at a time. I'm wondering if I'll see it this morning when I start up the game.

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03-01-2011, 03:32 PM
Post: #20
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Well done, I wasn't far behind you and yes, eurrgggh to the split squat repeats.

I did get the patch and the main difference I noticed, and this is probably worthy of being a news item, is it no longer tracks you for any of the floor exercises. Push Ups, Planks etc. It now treats all these like the warm up and warm down, it asked me to do 10 v-sit crunches and I went and rolled out my yoga mat and sat down and noticed my instructer was already up 3. I knew they'd recognised there were problems with kinect and floor exercises but I'd have preferred they'd fixed it than remove the tracking.

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03-01-2011, 04:06 PM
Post: #21
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Thanks to both of you Smile.

Well, that's a bad news for the update, because I never had any problems with floor exercises. Let's wait and see...

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03-03-2011, 02:09 AM
Post: #22
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2011/03/01 (Tuesday)

[EASA2] : Workout 13 (day 13 of 36)
EXERCISES : 31
CALORIES : 270 / 3536
DURATION : 36 min / 9h18
MHB : 162 / 200
AHB : 111 / 114
DISTANCE (miles) : 0.8 / 10.57

I got the new patch (february), read this post for details : https://123kinect.com/kinect-forums/Threa...38#pid5638

I did the Plank Star for the first time and it was very difficult, i had a hard time to lift my leg. Beside that everything went fine and was easy.

I did the Rapid Runner Track & Field mini-game in Kinect Sports and I could not beat my personal record (1045m vs 1051m) Sad. I don’t know why i could not. But I have not had sore thigh, that is a good thing Smile.


2011/03/02 (Wednesday)

[YSFE] : NIVEA Tone-up
CALORIES : 75 / 1966
DURATION : 15 min / 4h32
PERCENTAGE : 78%

I downloaded this new and free DLC : NIVEA Tone-up with Sarah Maxwell. Read this thread for details : Your Shape "Nivea Tone-up" free DLC.

So i just wanted to try it, it was a cool small workout. I wish I had weights. I will return to Sleeve-Busting Arms, but i will have to restart all over to workout #1.

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03-03-2011, 03:22 PM (This post was last modified: 03-03-2011 03:23 PM by Clemens.)
Post: #23
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Maybe it was due to the update that you couldn't keep up?

Either way, you're going graet!! Keep it up Smile

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03-03-2011, 05:19 PM (This post was last modified: 03-03-2011 05:22 PM by legreffer.)
Post: #24
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(03-03-2011 03:22 PM)Clemens Wrote:  Either way, you're going graet!! Keep it up Smile

Thanks Clemens.

(03-03-2011 03:22 PM)Clemens Wrote:  Maybe it was due to the update that you couldn't keep up?

Are you referring to Plank Star ?

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03-04-2011, 06:25 PM
Post: #25
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lol, no I meant the patch Tongue. just kidding though Wink.

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03-05-2011, 07:51 PM
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2011/03/05 (Saturday)

[EASA2] : Workout 14 (day 14 of 36) + custom workout (Biceps Curls + Push Ups)
EXERCISES : 35 (33+2)
CALORIES : 265 (257+8) / 3802
DURATION : 41 min (39+2) / 9h59
MHB : 169 (169+124) / 200
AHB : 113 (123+103) / 114
DISTANCE (miles) : 2.9 / 11.2

It's been 4 days that I have not done a real workout, I was out of energy (perhaps because of some kind of microbe : I do not really have symptoms since I'm taking immunosuppressive drugs). So I have 2 missed workouts and since week-end are rest days, I will do those 2 workouts.

It was a well balanced or cardio, upper and lower body. When I did the Mountain Biking I began to be tired after the 8th jump but I said to myself “come on just 1 more”, but after the 9th jump it didn’t stop there, the counter changed to 18 jumps, oh noooo, I continued on the new route of the trail with all new 9 jumps. I liked it. I added Push Ups to my custom workout which I did after the scheduled one. I was feeling better after my workout today Smile

At the end of my last workout (Tuesday), I changed the option of floor exercises to “manual”, but I did not try. Good news the tracking was back and it’s a good news for me because I never had problems with those exercises. And I confirmed that the “drink water” issue is solved.

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03-07-2011, 04:19 PM
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2011/03/06 (Sunday)

[EASA2] : Workout 15 (day 15 of 36) + Fitness test
EXERCISES : 32 (30+2)
CALORIES : 275 (261+14) / 4078 - earned the 4000 burned calories milestone
DURATION : 40 (37+3) min / 10h40
MHB : 157 / 200
AHB : 113 / 113
DISTANCE (miles) : 1.3 (1.2+0.1) / 12.44
Fitness test :
- Heart Rate Test : Forward to Backward Jump Repeats for 2:00 min with a AHB of 93 and MHB of 128
- Fitness Test Cooldown : walked for 1:00 min

The test is unreliable this week. I stopped during exercise to place the HRM because as I moved my heart rate indicator decreases. This happens sometimes when I run, I know that my heart goes faster than 80 or 90. Then at the beginning of the next exercise he is at 145. It does not seem very accurate when i’m running.

I feel i'm in better shape because even if I'm tired during an exercise, I'm not for the next one. I recover much faster than before. And at the end of my workout, I am no longer exhausted. And I love it! Big Grin

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03-08-2011, 04:18 AM
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2011/03/07 (Monday)

[EASA2] : Workout 16 (day 16 of 36)
EXERCISES : 31
CALORIES : 208 / 4294
DURATION : 33 min / 11h16
MHB : 167 / 200
AHB : 122 / 114
DISTANCE (miles) : 2.1 / 12.93

This one was as difficult as workout #4, lot of lower body : all about squats and jumping. In fact this is the #4 of the phase 2, hmm, kind of a pattern. I just burned 208 calories, I thought that I had burned more because I was pretty tired.

There’s something weird with the distance, yesterday the total was 12.43, today I ran 2.1 miles and now the total is just 12.93 ???

I learned a bad news last night : UFC Personal Trainer is delayed until June Sad. But I prefer a game that is fully functional, so I’ll wait...

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03-08-2011, 09:18 AM
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That's really cool, that you seem to be reaching the goal you set out for. I hope it'll do the same for me!


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03-14-2011, 02:07 PM (This post was last modified: 03-15-2011 10:44 PM by legreffer.)
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(03-08-2011 09:18 AM)PatinageArtistique Wrote:  That's really cool, that you seem to be reaching the goal you set out for. I hope it'll do the same for me!

Thanks ! I'm wishing you the same Smile




2011/03/12 (Saturday)

[EASA2] : Workout 17 (day 17 of 36)
EXERCISES : 31
CALORIES : 248 / 4542
DURATION : 35 min / 11h51
MHB : 189 / 200
AHB : 118 / 114
DISTANCE (miles) : 0.3 / 12.96

I didn’t do my last 3 workouts, I was sick again. So I did one workout on Saturday and two Sunday. I changed the scheduled days of my workouts from : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday to : Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, because Tuesday and Thursday it’s hockey night (not me but the Canadiens). I skip the first 2 exercises (they were running) because I was afraid of running out of energy. My MHB got pretty high, I wonder if it's because of my 4 days off ?



2011/03/13 (Sunday)

[EASA2] : Workout 18 (day 18 of 36) + Workout 19 (day 19 of 36) + Fitness Test
EXERCISES : 36+33+2
CALORIES : 547 (260+271+15) / 5091 - earned the 5000 burned calories milestone Big Grin
DURATION : 1h22 (40+40+2) min / 13h15
MHB : 165 (165+164+143) / 200
AHB : 115 (121+115+109) / 114
DISTANCE (miles) : 3.2 (2.3+0.8+0.1) / 14.81
Fitness test :
- Heart Rate Test : Forward to Backward Jump Repeats for 1:00 min with a AHB of 108 and MHB of 143
- Fitness Test Cooldown : walked for 1:25 min

So I did two workouts one after another and it was not as difficult as I thought. I had a lot of problems with the game to recognize me, for each 2 exercises I had to stand in front of the kinect and wait for recognition.

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