on 16-04-2012 08:11 AM
I have had my PS3 for almost a year now but somehow i want to push the hardware a little bit. what i mean is i'm looking for a game to help loosen-up weight. one that really makes up a sweat.
Now, i don't know if a fitness game or a Move competition games or an action game would be ideal but what would you guys recommend to me?
I stand 6 feet and weighs 100 kilos so that makes me "clinicaly obese".
I also want my wife to come along play with me and she mentioned that she also want to loosen weight.
A standalone game for just me or a game for both of us?
on 16-04-2012 09:05 AM
I have tried a few move titles with the PS3. I tried Zumba, which had a cool tracking system with your move controller strapped around your waist. The music was good etc, but if your anything like me you would find the movements in zumba quite hard to mimic, even though you still work up a sweat.
I have tried the 'Fight' game, which uses two move controllers to do boxing. That works up a huge sweat. I can't usually play that for very long before I'm dripping with sweat and a headache to boot. So if boxing interests you I would recommend that one.
Another one is Kung Fu live off the PSN store, it only requires the Playstation Eye. Basically it tracks your movements and puts your image in the game, like a side on beat em up scroller, and you have to punch and kick your way through the stages. That game is exhausting after a while, but at least its a bit of fun too, instead of just copying exercises.
Lastly I recommend a title thats fairly cheap now called My Fitness Club Coach, (Fit in Six is the NTSC version). This one isn't that hot on move tracking, fairly basic, and some parts of it you don't even need a move controller, but the good thing about this title is that it covers every muscle group you could want. So you can target areas that you want to prioritise, do aerobics, dancing, whatever you want. Its quite a complete package.
The only one I haven't tried but you might find useful is EA Sports Active 2. It used to be too expensive, like $200 but I have seen it around on clearance for less than $50. It has its own move trackers in the form of some kind of wrist band, and I think it has a heart rate monitor too. That one is mainly sports movements like shooting hoops etc. I haven't tried it but it looked pretty good in the trailers.
Hope some of this might help you make a decision on what to get
on 16-04-2012 09:07 AM
Sorry just realized you were from the United Kingdom, the games prices I told you about were in New Zealand currency, so I'm not sure what it would go for over there. I hope you find something suitable
on 16-04-2012 09:10 AM
Get fit with Mel B using the 25 Minute workout ( Not 30 minutes as that seemed easier ) selecting the all-round-fitness settings with an added extra fat-burner to go with it.
Then after the 25 Minute workout do all the Mel B " Challenges " THEN once that's finished,( you do it all again ). PS --- Use just the Camera setting. Do NOT use the Move Controller as this way you can use weights, ect, if you have then.
Once you have finished Mel B....
You then want to use ( Move Fitness ) with TWO PS-Move Controllers for an hour. This game helps you cool down WHILE still giving you a workout at a better pace than Mel B. You will be using More of your body using Move Fitness, while Mel B is more of an intensive workout on your body.
Now does it work... YES.
If you do it for real and not just for 1 day a week you will lose weight... Eat 5-6 small meals a day, drink loads of water ( even when training ), and do NOT eat late at night. Mel B has a Fitness First diet program that can let you know what foods could be used in your diet, ect.
I was 5 ft 8" weighing just under 15 stone ( Bulk not fat ) but have done the above and in Six to Seven Weeks i am now 12 Stone 2lb and much better for it.
As for pushing the PS3 hardware, lol you'll be pushing your body more if that helps.
on 16-04-2012 09:20 AM
Wow...lots of choices!
Well, for me mainly i want to target my abs and bits of my thighs as they are my "weak" (i.e. fatty) points. but i am now stuck with also geeting a non-fitness game which will also make up a sweat.
Would a fitness game which concentrates on those areas be better than the other non-fitness games recommended here?
or is there a game that is balanced to take on both aspects?
on 16-04-2012 09:28 AM
The ab workouts in Fitness Club Coach are killer, and you will definately feel them the next day. But you will still need the cardio aspect off Fitness Club Coach or other Move title of your choice to burn the fat.
Fitness Club Coach is really just a fitness title though, you can target abs, and legs, in fact any bodypart you want in it, it has separate workouts for, and at varying levels too, beginner through to expert.
I guess if you wanted to go to a non fitness based game though you could just choose one that makes you work up the most sweat. I find most of them are pretty good at that, as long as you have to constantly move and involve your whole body you are gonna be working up a big sweat.
Entirely up to you, if it was for fitness and fat burning only I would recommend Fitness Club Coach, or as the other guy says Mel B (haven't tried that one). I do like though on Fitness Club you always have different characters taking you through the exercises, its not just the one person.
Non fitness, Kung Fu live is a laugh riot and quite cheap on PSN. Up to you
on 16-04-2012 09:35 AM
The two fitness games that you recommended are really cool and i will ask the wife what game she wants.
The Kung-Fu game seems such a cool game but i can't seem to find on how much it is priced. did you say it only requires the PS camera? but the PS Move (which comes with the camera) normally comes bundled in one box right?
on 16-04-2012 09:42 AM
Its on the PSN store in New Zealand, not sure how much it is but here it was like $25, I think our money is only worth like a third of yours. Yes they usually do come bundled and the move controller requires the Playstation Eye camera to work. But this title went old school and utilized the Playstation Eye camera the same way the old Eye Toy worked on the PS2, tracking movement. So it doesn't require a move controller. Prob one of the very few titles that doesn't.
It tracks your punches and kicks in relation to the characters on the screen, as to whether you hit them or not. Only catch is you have to stand side on, so as to be like a side on beat em up scroller. And your punches and kicks have to go out sideways to be recognized, not so much happens if you punch toward the screen. Hope you can find it on the PSN store
16-04-2012 10:09 AM - edited 16-04-2012 10:26 AM
As much as i dont doubt any of these suggested fitness game will help you lose weight.. the problem still lies with YOU.
If you wern't motivated personally to do something about it before, then you will lose interest after a while of using these fitnes games.
My suggestion would be (on top of a fitness game), is to limit the veriaty of foods you eat, stop buying junk from supermarkets for a start (if you can avoid it of course), do your best to buy fruit and veg from the open market stalls rather than supermarkets as you're getting them fresher and they havent been sitting in storage or being hauled in the back of a truck from one end of the country to the other from warehouse to storefront for example as they are usually locally grown.
Also stop drinking fizzy juice like cola and pepsi etc, change that to water as your body needs to replenish every 6 weeks (i think), try taking one less sugar in your tea or coffee, (you will adapt to the taste then wonder why you used so much sugar in the first place), same goes for salt on your food!
There's loads of things you can do, but the change HAS to start on the inside for there to be any change on the outside, and it all begins with how you think.
One last thing i can tell you which i know will help you is to look up ALL the ingredients in the foods you are eaating and see what is said about them,, Like MSG's and Aspartame for just two examples.
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