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Posted: 03/20/20, 14:49:58
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Tree Pose was better today, Fan Pose is still a mess. So, balance is improving but flexibility still needs a lot of work.

Did 96 squats today (mix of normal, wide and overhead). I'm curious to see how I feel tomorrow. I was pretty sore through Monday after a similar workout last Friday.

Unlike Reggie, my body isn't ready. It will be, though!
Posted: 05/16/20, 00:20:41
Haha, we should both look it up!

It always feels bad for me. Changing shoes helped a little, but the discomfort is still there. I mean, when you run on the road, you're basically pounding your feet/legs with a big concrete hammer, driven by your full body weight.

What, really? Running on your toes is normal?? This feels like a Twilight Zone episode...

Look at us, talkin' about exercising!
Posted: 05/16/20, 14:55:27  - Edited by 
 on: 05/16/20, 14:56:10

Not normal, natural. Most people don't do it, but it may have been what hunter-gatherers did, which suggests our feet are better built for it. But no one's really sure.
Posted: 05/16/20, 19:39:10
That could describe me, as well. Not normal, natural.

Why isn't Spelunky on Switch yet, by the way?

Answer me!
Posted: 05/17/20, 00:54:18  - Edited by 
 on: 05/17/20, 00:55:11

Yeah, for real! It's been so long that I wonder if there's some weird exclusivity thing going on behind the scenes. But my gut says there isn't, which makes me wonder what's up! You'd think that it'd blow up and find a whole new audience on Switch, which would be huge marketing for Spelunky 2.
Posted: 05/17/20, 03:30:40
Man, don't even mention Spelunky 2...

Of all the games that Sony could nail down console exclusivity for...
Posted: 05/17/20, 14:30:02
It's been a little over two months with RFA now, but it's really been paying dividends over the past few weeks. I am up to about 35 minutes of high-intensity workout, 6 days/week (alternating between arms, core and legs). It's been largely Custom mode workouts, so I haven't done as much of the main adventure. It really comes down to whether the next mission is going to focus on the muscle group of the day (although today I did only Adventure mode):

I've also found myself doing a lot more stretching outside of the game. My hamstrings and lower back in particular are super-tight and can be very uncooperative. But in general I just feel so much better, and I'm really spent at the end of each workout. This game has been so much more than I was expecting.
Posted: 06/03/20, 01:12:48

Good stuff! I'm impressed by your daily playtime; I typically shoot for 15 minutes of exercise and sometimes can't even hit that. However, I did finally beat the last stage! It was a pretty tough fight. I appreciate that after beating Adventure Mode, you unlock a sort of New Game+ so that the exercising quest can still continue for even longer. A nice touch.
Posted: 06/03/20, 01:58:00
Secret_Tunnel said:
I haven't experienced any pain, but I'm about to order a pair of barefoot running shoes to keep on top of it before I do. I don't know if there are any studies to back it up, but the logic makes sense to me; why would running injuries be so prevalent in a species that evolved to run long distances? The big common unnatural variable are people's shoes causing them to strike the ground with their heels first, rather than the balls of their feet.

Btw, I redact this logic. We evolved to run barefoot, sure, but not on asphalt. Unnatural footwear for unnatural surfaces!

Posted: 06/06/20, 18:14:07
So did you order them?
Posted: 06/06/20, 20:00:25

I did! They feel pretty good when walking on grass, but I'm skeptical about my uncushioned feet hitting concrete.
Posted: 06/06/20, 20:25:46
Walking on grass always feels good...
Posted: 06/07/20, 00:44:06
I was finally able to get this friggin' game. It's safe to say my strategy of waiting for it to drop in price didn't work out, but now I'm happy with the $80 over the $120 scalpers want.

First day in, I'm really impressed. I ended up burning about 200 calories according to my smart watch and am pretty sore! Between this, Oculus Quest games, intermittent fasting, a low calorie diet, no booze, and starting employment again, I'm hoping the Rona pounds I gained will melt off over the next couple months.
Posted: 07/28/20, 12:01:52
I've been playing this game since it came out and I still haven't beaten it yet.

I must be out of shape. Even the Ring gave up on me and went to join Dragaux
Posted: 07/28/20, 23:15:13
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