DDR Workout Log: 1-27-06

Duration: About 1 hour
Weigh in: 182 lb
Goal weight: 175 lb
To go: 7 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Extreme (Japanese Version)

Notable Scores:
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Notes:

I had a pretty good workout. I’ve noticed that when I’m drinking a sports drink while I play, my muscles tend to cramp up less and mentally I don’t get as tired. Maybe it’s just a placebo, but for me, it seems to work well. Maybe I should be the next spokesman for Gatorade? Hopefully the calories I burned during the workout outnumber the calories I got from the drink.
Today my ankle bothered me less too. I was able to go for about an hour straight (minus slight interruptions like the phone ringing or the UPS guy). I was more accurate than I’ve been lately too. I’ll chalk it up to simply getting better at DDR, I guess.

DDR Supernova coming out this Spring!

The newest version of Dance Dance Revolution, DDR Supernova, is coming to arcades this spring! So far, it’s looking to be a big improvement over the relatively unchanged gameplay. There’s going to be over 300 songs, and more than 2000 step patterns. The graphics are also improved with better looking dancers with more realistic moves.
Also new is a battle mode where players actually play against each other, rather than just competing for the highest score. I’ll definitely be checking this game out once it hits the arcades. I wonder when the home version will come out… Check out ddrsupernova.com for more info.

DDR SuperNova Image
DDR SuperNova Image
DDR SuperNova Image

Dance Dance Revolution Workout Log – 01-26-06

Calories Burned: 288
Weigh in: 181lb
Goal weight: 175 lb
To go: 6 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Extreme

Notes: Today I tried something different. Instead of timing how long I played, I counted how many calories I burned during my workout. I’ve read that the Dance Dance Revolution workout mode calorie counter is really inaccurate. Pretty much everyone says it is, and I believe them! The workout mode says I burned almost 300 calories playing 12 songs!
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In other news, my ankles are feeling kind of weak, especially my right, so I might back off a bit in terms of jumping action. Also, my all time new low weight is 181! How low can I go? I dunno, hopefully 175… Also, I got a AA on Pink Rose, which is a cool song.

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DDR Exercise log: 01-25-06

Duration: About 30 minutes
Weigh in: 181.4lb
Goal weight: 175 lb
To go: 6.4 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Extreme (Japanese Version)

Notable Scores:
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Notes: I just had a short workout today. I didn’t have a very good day. I ended up not eating much, getting super hungry and eating a lot, then exercising. The workout itself wasn’t bad. I actually did pretty well on a lot of songs.

Today I reached an all time low weight (well, not all time all time, but since I’ve been checking again) of 181.4. Sure, it’ll go up and down, but hopefully it’ll go more down than up :).

W.Va. Schools Get Dance Dance Revolution to Fight Obesity

It looks like some schools in West Virginia are getting Dance Dance Revolution in order to fight the increasing obesity problem in America. When I was in public school, we didn’t have DDR during lunch; we had “regular beatings” to keep us in shape. Actually, I guess we really did just sit around and do nothing.

Anything that gets kids to move around more is great in my book. Getting kids interested in DDR will inevitably encourage them to pick up other healthy habits. If only I had DDR in middle school…

From the news article:

West Virginia, which has one of the nation’s worst obesity problems, is expanding a project that uses a video game to boost students’ physical activity.

All of the state’s 157 middle schools are expecting to get the video game “Dance Dance Revolution,” and officials hope to put it in all 753 public schools within three years. A pilot project began in 20 schools last spring.

I hope they got metal pads for the kids, or else I expect they’ll be busted after about a week.