Getting fit with UFC Trainer.
Last year I began a routine to get fit using Your Shape Fitness Evolved and within a few months I had seen the benefits of the daily routines. Soon I realised I needed a new series of routines to take my morning exercise up a notch as my belt was going down a notch. UFC Trainer ( UFC Personal Trainer – Kinect Required (Xbox 360) ) came out in the summer of 2011 and I added it to my routine in September.
UFC Trainer for the Xbox box 360 requires at least an hour per session to make the most from the routines. Where Your Shape Fitness Evolved was an extremely cardio and aerobic workout UFC Trainer was far more resistance and strength based with longer routines leading to a greater level of energy required to complete them.
Personally I do not feel I would have been as motivated or able to complete them had I not started with a few months of Fitness Evolved; because UFC Trainer tough , it brings in Pushups, Free Weights , Boxing , Kicks and a series of fitness levels across Weight , Strength or Endurance routines which scale up quickly through the routines. After a few months of UFC Trainer my physical tone and shape was changing as muscle built and fat continued to disappear. Workouts typically required 30 to 90 minutes to get the best from them and the additional quick routines along with set trainer routines added to the variety of achievement to be gained from the game.
Tracking for the majority of exercises is fair and like any other Kinect title it helps if you have plenty of space and room to ensure your pushups, situps , kicks and punches are being registered.Special mention should go to the Pushup register which was flaky at best and between that and the twisting lunge is much frustration in being told you are failing an exercise whilst you know you are completing it.
If you are speculating over the purchase of this Game for the purpose of improving on an already existing regular fitness routine then do not hesitate. The additional instruction and advice videos unlocked as you progress are invaluable in their own right.
Currently I am taking a break from usingUFC Trainer as the Hard Level Endurance that I have planned will require 60+ minutes over 60 days and it may be easier to wait until Summer holidays roll around to avoid having to rush my mornings.
All the above being said I note that Nike is about to release a Nike + Kinect range and it is very likely that this will be my new September routine.
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