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Does DDR qualify as a workout?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:57 pm    Post subject: Dance Dance Revolution! Reply with quote

One of my favorite Christmas presents and a new favorite pastime is a video game called Dance Dance Revolution.

For those of you who don't know, DDR is game where you use your feet to play. There are 4 directional arrows to hit certain combinations, rhythms, and speeds depending on the song. A lot of fun!

I've noticed it gives me quite a workout sometimes and I even feel more agile since taking it up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahaha, DDR is one of my guilty pleasures, I LOVE it! It should count Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny... one of the members on our cross team spent his summer playing DDR instead of training. That's why was faster than he was at the beginning of the year Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not know, if DDR does qualify as work out or not, but I am certain that dancing is (I took dance classes when I was about 15-teen, but I am a bad dancer).
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a new DDR game for my birthday the other day. Its pretty easy since I've played the game. My thought is that DDR can only qualify as a workout if the intensity is high enough. I'll have grab a heart monitor sometime!
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been dying to try this! (i guess the username is a give away...lol)
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep and I bought another DDR game just the other day. Did I ever mention that all these games come equipped with a "workout" mode? I've tried it, and it seemed to be far simpler than the original game mode. The steps were not as rapid, and you'll never fail a song.

Interesting fact though, based on the outcome of how you finished the song, it gives approxiamate calories burned and aerobic equivalents.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool...I'm all about the home workouts, especially on rainy days. I've actually just started a fitness DVD program called PUSH that I really like. Besides the two customized training sessions it gives you each month, you are also supposed to do 100 min of cardio with their program and whatever else you want to do. Seems like DDR would be another way to work in cardio at home when I want a change!
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In addition to the variety of diffuculties and songs, the speed at which the arrows appear onscreen can vary. This can teach one better reaction time... I guess...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friends used to absolutely love this!! definitely a hand-eye coordinaton booster!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read in a video games magazine theres a game like DDR called "Dance Factory" and will create on-the-beat steps to music off any music CDs you put in while the program is running. I don't know how it works, but it sounds "revolutionary"!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's definitely an increaser for coordination skills and balance. As for a workout, I think you can get out of it what you can put into it - you can definitely make your dances more cardio-like by picking up the pace, doing some more jumping action, etc. I've seen my share of people working up a sweat with that game! Smile
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