About a month ago I bought a fit desk and, for the past couple days, I've been playing video games while biking. I've been playing Dark Souls 3 and Overwatch with my steam controller and doing surprisingly well. Does anyone else play games while exercising? What games?
Exercising and video gaming.
I usually go on the treadmill while watching Giant Bomb videos. I've thought about trying to play games while I use that but it seems like it would be too hard. I haven't used my exercise bike in a while but I've thought about dragging it into my TV room and playing games while using that.
I'd really like an exercise bike that connected to a video game that had some kind of asynchronous competitive multiplayer where you could race people on different tracks or something like that.
Some day when I have the space and money to invest I might go for a treadmill, bike, rowing machine, or something similar to use when watching videos or possibly even playing some games. Currently I do yoga stuff on occasion when watching some things (it's that, cooking, or eating) and every so often I'll do some quick-burst exercises in games with regular loading or matchmaking downtime just to pass the moment.
I've thought about it more recently, though less of games, and while I watch movies or what have you. I've only done it once; using a recumbent exercise bike I have. I can't really see doing it though honestly, not as I play games. It's a great idea though: instead of just sitting there, potentially for hours if a game is good enough to warrant it, you work out as you do so.
I wouldn't want to do that while playing, plus it's way more enjoyable to go for a walk/run than do it on a treadmill because of changing scenery. Also just riding exercise bike or running on treadmill is not a complete workout and especially with bike you need to be mindful about your back and posture. Also, clearing up the podcast backlog is good excuse to go for a walk.
Nope. There's no way that I could control a game while running/biking/walking/doing whatever. Eventually I'd just find myself stopping. I'm also more of a music guy than a podcast guy while working out. Gaming is kind of more my reward to myself for getting through the workday and working out.
Podcast only, since I lift and run.
Yeah, same here. Though, I usually do podcast while lifting and music while running, biking, misc cardio, etc. I eventually seem to slow down while listening to podcasts and doing the latter. So I just listen to podcasts while I do whatever sets and reps etc.
I keep the two separate, though the idea of jury rigging a mid tower PC, a 24" monitor, mouse, keyboard, and a car battery to a mountain bike is somewhat amusing. Sure I could get one of those exercise/training stands and learn how to use a controller again, but the point is to get from fresh air and ride faster than the skinny people.
I couldn't imagine doing anything other than listening to music when I work out. Nothing else gives me the motivation to push myself. Playing games while exercising seems bizarre to me for whatever reason. I like to be focused when doing either of those things, so I couldn't see myself combining them in any way.
I could personally never do that, and I'm perfectly content to just go to a gym and listen to music/a GB podcast. I feel like it would be way too easy to get lazy, and it would come at the cost of the workout itself. Not to mention I wouldn't want my controllers/DS/whatever to get all sweaty...
I often use my Vita on an exercise bike while listening to the bomb/beastcast. It works very well. I've also set up my PS2 in the spare room with a little TV. Doing this along with occasional workouts and calorie control helped me go down from 245 lbs to under 190 lbs in around 8 months.
As for what kind of games, they're usually something kind of "mindless" and grindy, like Toukiden, Binding of Isaac, and Crimsonland.
I got a treadmill in front of my computer and I've become pretty good at walking on it at a pretty high pace and playing at the same time! Been sticking to turned based games cause I tried a faster one once and fell of almost immediately!
It is a good way to get some exercise while enjoying my favorite hobby.
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