Video games and fitness

Discussion in 'Gator Country Health and Fitness' started by LeafUF, Oct 17, 2011.

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    Pretty cool article on CNN.com about gamers and why the characteristics translate well to fitness.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/14/health/video-gamers-bodybuilders-fitocracy/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

    As a gamer and a gym rat I see the appeal and am sure I am not alone.
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    Makes sense. Gamers often have obsessive compulsions at times. I know I do (as both a gamer and a workout fanatic). Cool article.
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    Hi LeafUF,
    Very informative article and thanks for sharing it with everyone. Before that I always thought games are great for mind only as they makes mind active and open.
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    That probably explains why I'm neither a good gamer nor a good consistent lifter.
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    Great article, Leaf. Same here, I love lifting but I also love my video games :grin:

    Not all of us gamers are scrawny, a lot of people are surprised to find out I usually play them, but they're fun and they can help you with certain things, like I would definitely say my hand-eye coordination and reaction timing has improved from playing games.
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    Somehow I think Skyrim will have a negative effect on my fitness when it comes out in several days.
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    Dude, it has been rapid fire lately. I went from Infamous 2 at a leisurely pace to Arkham City which I am about to finish and move on to Uncharted 3 before I even get to Skyrim. Thankfully, I dont think I have any other games on my wish list until Mass Effect in March. So, I will be spending most of my gaming time with Skyrim.

    I am fortunate to have the schedule that allows me to work out in the morning and keep my afternoons and evenings free for other stuff.
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    If anyone is interested I just got into the fitocracy beta and it seems I have some invites. You can also try to get an invite through the Leangains site which is where I got mine.

    Seems like a cool site. After logging a few workouts I joined the Skyrim group, cant say many other fitness based sites would have that as a group.
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    Some of my trainees are still in the Pac Man era.

    They eat everything in sight.
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    Poor Leaf, probably not getting too much exercise in with Skyrim in his possession :wink:
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    Ha, I'm good. Work, Gym, Skyrim. Everything else though is not getting much attention.

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