Monthly Archive for April, 2006

Konami To Highlight DDR’s Health Benefits To Nation’s Physical Educators

According to Joystiq, Konami is holding an event to pitch DDR’s health benefits to PE teachers. I dunno if DDR is necessarily good for school PE, but I guess as they get kids to move around, I’m all for it. The press release says:

Konami will be educating our nation’s physical education teachers on DDR and its associated health benefits. Case study examples will be provided to show how teachers have incorporated DDR into their PE curriculum and success stories will be shared about people who have found benefits from using DDR.

Of course, Konami has a lot more to gain than just the warm fuzzy feeling of helping kids lose weight. West Virginia DID pay $550,000 to equip all of their schools with DDR.

I’d imagine that most schools wouldn’t have enough DDR pads to go around. That would have been pretty cool to have a DDR club in high school, though…

DDR Exercise Journal 04-30-06

Duration: About 45 minutes
Weigh in: 176.8 lb
Goal weight: 165 lb
To go: 11.8 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Strike

Notable Scores:

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Notes:

So I played for an hour on Friday, but I forgot to write a post. O’well! Today I played for about 45 minutes. I broke some records, but didn’t get too many AAs. Leg-wise, they felt pretty good, but didn’t last too long. I’ve been pretty busy with finals and stuff, so I haven’t been able to play DDR that much. I’ll try to do more next week, when I’ll be on Summer break (almost).

DDR Exercise Journal 04-25-06

Duration: About 60 minutes
Weigh in: 175 lb
Goal weight: 175 lb
To go: 0 lb!
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Max

Notable Scores:

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Notes:

Hey, today I reached my goal weight! I dunno if it was maybe a weird malfunction of the scale or something, but that’s pretty neat. I weigh 175 as of now. Next time, I’ll be lowering my goal weight to 165, since that’s around the weight I should be for my height.

As for the workout, I felt pretty good. I think I tried to be a little too fancy on some songs, though. Otherwise I would’ve gotten more AAs. Oh well.

DDR Exercise Journal 04-24-06

Duration: About 60 minutes
Weigh in: 176.6 lb
Goal weight: 175 lb
To go: 1.6 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Strike

Notable Scores:

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Notes:

Today I felt pretty fresh. I dunno why. My legs felt fine, even after wearing weights today. Maybe I’m just used to em now. I didn’t get too many good scores (no AAs), but that’s probably due to lack of focus. I did get a record on Knock Out Regrets on Heavy. It’s a good song for the stream stuff.

DDR Exercise Journal 04-23-06

Duration: About 45 minutes
Weigh in: 177 lb
Goal weight: 175 lb
To go: 2 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Extreme (Japanese Version)
Notable Scores:

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Notes:

Yesterday I took the day off, so I was feeling pretty fresh today. The heat is still killing me, though. Today was hotter than usual. Not much else to report, really.