So last night I had this idea. I'd had these Adjustable Wrist/Ankle Weights for awhile, You can get them here.
I used to wear them on my legs back in the day when playing DDR to build up leg speed and endurance. I haven't played much DDR as of late and the weights have just been collecting dust.
I thought about them yesterday and thought, what would they be like with the Wii?
So I strapped them on and gave it a go.
The first game that game to mind was Wii Bowling because I thought the added weight would give the game more of a bowling feel. It did, at first it affected my scores because of the added resistance I wasn't getting the ball off as I normally would, having 10 pounds constantly strapped to your arms takes it toll but after getting used to it I really liked playing this way, my second game I bowled a 198 and hit my first 7 - 10 split.
I ended up switch hitting and bowled a game with my left land to equal the work out.
I decided to try some games that use both hands. I played Golf, and did quite well, because of the added resistance I wasn't over powering and slicing everything.
I wanted some more two handed games so I popped in Monkey Ball.
First game that game to mind was the Hurdle Race because I knew it had a pumping motion. That one was tiring, but fun.
I tired Simon Says, that one was good too since in involves you holding your arms out steady at select heights and remaining steady.
I tired some space shooter too which has you hold your arm out steady and tilt left and right, using a flicking motion to shield. As I finished that one I replayed with my left hand.
I played a few hours playing various games and today I am sore, and thats good. In the beginning Nintendo promoted the Wii as a Fitness system. With all the ways to hold the Wiimote and the many many different motions it incorporates, I see using the Wii along with some weights for some added workout and still having fun doing it. I'll be doing this again and experimenting with some more games.