Wii Fit Review

I just bought one for Christmas. I don’t really have a success story, persay, at this point. In fact, I opened it up the day after Christmas, played on it for a bit. But, had family in and a lot of stuff going on so was unable to hop back on until lastnight. The sucker said I gained 3 lbs! I believe it though, i’ve been eating enough turkey and ham to last me a lifetime.

Anyhow, now to the stuff you really want to hear. The Wii Fit is easy to setup, but it takes a while. You should leave yourself at least 30 minutes or so before you ever get the opportunity to play the games. You will want to setup your Mii (which you use for all other games too) and then you will need to do some body tests and things on the Wii Fit board.

They keep it pretty entertaining along the way though. It was interesting to see that I was barely into the normal category for my BMI. I figured this would be the case. I am not necessarily overweight, i’m just out of shape. During the balance test I saw that I really have no balance. I also got the opportunity to setup a goal for myself. Mine is more of just keeping track of whats going on with my body, since my goal is not necessarily to lose weight, I plugged in 5 lbs (which now I have to lose 8!).

Once you get through all the initial setup, its fairly quick to hop on and start getting in a workout. I would imagine that everyone has this problem because different areas of different peoples bodies are stronger than others. I actually have fairly strong legs and abs, but a weak back, chest, and arms.

They have the exercises split up into a handful of categories. You can do yoga, aerobics, or strength are the primary “fitness” elements in my opinion. Others are like balance games and in my opinion are not quite as good of a workout. As mentioned above, I guess it would be natural for some people to find a few of hte exercises very easy, others extremely hard. Since I’m a pretty big guy, donig the pushups was almost impossible for me. First off, I’ve never been good at them anyhow, but having to keep my hands on a small board (much further in than what feels natural) it just made it htat much harder. I intend on working up on that. The ab workouts such as the jacknife were really good.

I was also extremely shocked at how well the aerobics workouts were working for me. The running in place could be entertaining, especially since you can do 2 player and race against someone else. Needless to say, I got beat by my pregnant wife. =/

Overall, I would recommend the Wii Fit to anyone who has a Wii. It is good at keeping track of where you are at, and is going to be fairly entertaining. Still, you’ll have to find time to use it just as you would for any other type of exercise equipment in your house. It is unique though, and makes it a bit more interesting.

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Kimbo Slice Loses

I have had a few people come on and bash me for my comments about Kimbo Slice a couple of months ago (see below post). While Kimbo Slice is pretty much an internet superstar, he proved Saturday that he is nothing more than that. In fact, he lost to someone who couldn’t cut it in the UFC, Seth Petruzelli. In fact, to put this into perspective, you have to look at who Seth is.

This isn’t to put Seth down, as much as it to put Kimbo Slice back into reality with his fighting skills. Seth didn’t even win the Ultimate Fighter show. The Ultimate Fighter is a great platform for up and coming fighters. It has had people like Forest Griffin and Keith Jardine in it. However, I think both will tell you that they are leaps and bounds better now than they were on the show. With that said, Seth never made it to the finals of the show.

To top it off, Seth likely hasn’t been training for this fight. I’m sure he is still doing MMA somewhere. But, he was so hungry to be in the spotlight, he took this fight an hour before the match. I respect him for that.

Seth Petruzelli won the fight in a matter of seconds. In fact, I flipped from the channel at one point, came back, and the fight was already over. I was a little bit upset about that, but found it more enjoyable seeing Kimbo Slice defeated like he was. Perhaps Kimbo Slice can now come back to reality with us. He is an average fighter at best who no where near deserves the internet superstardom that he has received. Can we get our focus back on the real fighters of today, the UFC title holders now?

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Kimbo Slice is Just A Thug

Kimbo Slice

I hadn’t really even heard of this guy prior to a few days ago. There is no doubt, this guy is absolutely huge. I got to looking around online and found some videos of him and his little posse roaming around fighting people in backyards and other unsupervised places.

First of all, I can’t imagine why any official fighting platform would want to market this guy. When watching other videos you hear his friends using the “N” word every two seconds. I mean, come on, shouldn’t we find people who associate themselves with people who have a little bit more class than that?

Not only this, but there are certainly other avenues that true fighters can take these days. Backyard fighting is so 1990′s. We have the UFC, we have Pride, we have other organizations backed by people who want to make it an official sport. This clown is using the internet to gain his popularity and others are joining in by also sacrificing their health. In fact, I believe in one video a guy had his eye knocked out of its socket by Kimbo. I couldn’t believe that both guys were smiling about it, and Kimbo wanted to continue fighting. How ridiculous is that? Congratulations, you proved to the 5 people in the backyard that you are a complete idiot. No wonder the NFL didn’t want him around. He is more of a thug than Michael Vick.

I Never Wanted to Root for the Lakers

Kobe Bryant is Arrogant

Oh man, in my opinion, Kobe Bryant is one of the most arrogant people in basketball today. In fact, he almost made me puke after the game when the press asked him questions. I believe it was Game 2 or 3 against the Spurs when in the first half he had only 2 points and had missed several shots at that point. He did come out stronger and had something like 26 points in the second half.

When the reporter asked him about why he didn’t do very well in the first half. He came back with a response that he can “turn it on” anytime he wants. Come on now, stop trying to sound like you just sit back and didn’t want to get involved in the offense. Give the defense a little bit of credit.

Granted, when the guy is hitting he can really knock down the shots. But to come out and just not give the opposing team any credit seems pretty arrogant to me. If he really was just sitting back or could “turn it on” anytime he wanted, he would do it all the time and his team would want him to do that. The fact of the matter is, is that some people are capable of playing good defense against him and at times he will not be hitting. He won’t admit to that though unless that happens all game for him.

Even though I dislike Kobe Bryant so much, I would still like to see the Lakers vs Celtics in the championship. There is so much history between the two teams that it alone would make the series entertaining. However, I will certainly be pushing for the Celtics to win.

I Have a New Respect for Stren Fishing Line

Stren Fishing Line

My wife and I decided to hit up a nearby lake this last weekend. The fishing wasn’t just spectacular, but we did manage to catch a few. The highlight of the day though wasn’t us catching fish, it was this guy about 10 yards away who managed to snag a carp. Sure, that doesn’t sound like such a huge feat until you saw the kind of pole this guy was using. It was one of those little rinky-dink poles made for kids or lightweight tackle. In fact, he said he only had 4 lbs test stren string on it as he was reeling in a 20 lbs carp!

He managed to land this thing after about a 10 minute fight. With that said, I’ve never been a huge fan of Stren. In fact, it has probably been one of my least favorite types of string to use. However, I have to say that they either changed something up, or I just don’t know how to use the stuff properly. I couldn’t believe that this guy landed such a big fish on such small string. Props goes to Stren for improving or at least proving their product to me.