It’s been quite awhile since I’ve bothered to track any of my workouts. Figured I’d track tonight’s.
The temp was about 25 (F) when I went out tonight and of course was dropping. I got warm enough that I ended up stripping down to my t-shirt anyway. I did practice for awhile without gloves, but the cold made impacts on the bag too uncomfortable for that.
I didn’t realize how damned cold it was until:
a: I took a hit from my asthma inhaler, which basically shot frozen crystals into my mouth yay.
b: I wrapped my arms around my frozen punching bag
Fun times that. Oh, and as I rolled the bag back to the patio (it moves across the yard) I could hear the icy slush inside slosh around. The water weighs it down, but welp it’s frozen now. Heh..
Researchers have found that most people significantly underestimate their energy intake in terms of both individual meals and daily totals. Underestimation by 15-25% is typical. The number is even higher for bigger meals: one study of college students found that for large fast-food meals, calories estimations were nearly 40% below the actual energy content of the meal.
Source: Wansink, B., & Chandon, P. (2006). Meal size, not body size, explains errors in estimating the calorie content of meals. Annals of Internal Medicine, 145(5), 151.
Les Mills Combat: Combat 60 LIVE: Ultimate Warrior’s Workout
Les Mills Combat: Combat 60: Extreme Cardio Fighter
My heart rate during the Les Mills Combat workouts averaged around 163 BPM. Peak was about 10 beats above that at around 173 BPM.
The HRM did not save the data, however, so I don’t have the exact numbers.
As you can see from the photo, my heart rate according to my HRM was 170. This happened quite a bit during the two hour workout so the average heart rate may have been a little higher than 163.
There are 0s above & below the heart rate because I have not yet re-set my height, weight, and gender, so the HRM was unable to calculate anything else. I just put the new batteries in so the memory’s wiped.
Anyway when I say “Crushing” and “Intense!” on Fitocracy, I am not exaggerating. :)
This could be “it”, the “killer app” that actually sells the XBox One.
When XB1 and its Kinect v2.0 improvements were announced, I jumped straight to the fitness capabilities of the machine. I said that the heart rate sensor and the much improved camera could easily be used to track our progress over time. What is your True Progress? The camera can easily see your body shape and size changing and could provide a visual, easy to see progress chart by simply overlaying outlines of your own body and / or showing percentages. Heart rate improvements could also be tracked.
Not just that, but I suggested that the fitness apps / programs for XBox One could dynamically adjust to YOU. It can see your heart rate, it can determine how good or bad your form is, so it could easily adjust the workout to push you harder, or back off a little on the intensity, or to tell you to reposition your feet or straighten your back during push-ups, etc.
I never expected Beach Body to get into this, but it makes perfect sense.
Will they do any of the above that I’ve mentioned? I don’t know. The video gives no specifics other than to briefly mention “the improved Kinect”. Is it possible? Yes.
There is also the potential for the XB1 to connect to our existing devices, services, and apps. Fitocracy could easily track our workouts in real time, fitness devices such as some advanced pedometers / trackers could also feed data to and receive from the XB1.
Add to this the ability to scan bar codes on foods to track what you’re eating, which could tie into MyFitnessPal or be a service unique to XB1. Hopefully it would work better than MyFitnessPal’s crowd-powered data.. heh heh. If it is accurate then custom nutrition advice could be given based on your age, gender, weight, and activity levels. Heck, it could even tie to Amazon to order the food, or at the very least, provide you with a solid shopping list.
There could easily be an accurate fitness and health profile developed for you, if all of this is used to its potential. Will any of this happen? I have no idea. It is possible, though. The technology is there if what they’ve said about Kinect 2.0 isn’t a bunch of hyperbole.
The social potential of this is also a lot of fun. Competing with friends, competing on websites like Fitocracy or via XBox One services in a way similar to Fitocracy’s challenges, and so on. Group workouts via the Internet are already a thing, and forming workout groups could potentially be very easy to do with this. There would need to be robust privacy settings, but there’s a lot of good potential here as well.
As a gamer I have dismissed the XBox One and I have no interest in the machine. As a fitness system, however, I am suddenly very interested. If - and I stress “if” - they do this correctly, then I will definitely be getting an XBox One.
What “some" girls think weights will do, Just to be clear I don’t see a problem with neither other then the fact that #1 is producing more testosterone then I ever will.*jealous*… but id pick contestant #2 :)
I want to lose the weight. I absolutely do and I know a lot of you do, too. So I am going to try to go all of October without my scale.
The number on your scale does not define you.
You are the only one who sees the number, so who cares what it says, anyway?
This is a fine idea. Anyone who’s wanting to drop the extra should try this. I stopped using the scale a long time ago, and it works just fine! Actually it works better this way, so I suggest taking the challenge.
A cloth measuring tape is a great way to track progress.