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DDR - Dance Dance Revolution

Has anyone tried using this as a workout routine? I used to jump on the Arcade game as a joke but when I realized how much it really got me up and moving I bought the home version for my PS2... It even has a workout mode (counts calories burned and distance).. And with a 2 year old that refuses to stay at the gym's daycare it gives me a way to get my cardio in without having to leave the house.. (even if it is just dancing in my living room) :) *Jaimie* - Femme Powerhouse-

Mon. Feb 6, 2:25am

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Sounds great - hey don't knock dancing in your living room - I've had great success with that!

Monday, February 06, 2006, 4:53 AM

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Yeah I have my dance pad at home. DDR Ultramix 3 is great - it has a lot of good music - new and old. And it really keeps you moving. Sure it's not as good as high impact aerobics, but it's a heck of a lot more fun. Especially if you're not in the mood to workout, or can't make it to the gym.

Monday, February 06, 2006, 7:56 AM

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I think it can be as good as aerobics. I get damn hot and sweaty using mine; you just have to really do it continuously, and pick fast songs to keep you moving. It takes a little bit of practice, though, to get good enough to do the songs that really keep you moving!

So fun!

Monday, February 06, 2006, 10:45 AM

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Haha, yeah that's probably why I don't find it so hard. I'm super clumsy and can't do the faster songs yet. I have everything set on beginner. I'll keep pacticing though :)

Monday, February 06, 2006, 11:39 AM

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The only downfall I find at the arcade game is that you tend to "stomp" vs. actually "dance", and I think it could be hard on the knees & ankles that way, otherwise, I love the arcade game and YES, it DOES get your body pumping! I think if you add some hand weights and do some arm exercises, you'd get an even better work-out!

Monday, February 06, 2006, 4:51 PM

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Question about the DDR...

Hi, this is my first post here and my kids were given a ps2 from my neighbor. He got the ps2 from a friend. The friend doesn't remember the code to play dvds on the ps2. Can I still play the DDR disk on the ps2 if I don't have the code to play dvds? I don't have a DDR yet, but was looking into getting one as my daughter could also get into more exercise and this would be great for her and I to do together.
Thank you for your info!

Monday, February 06, 2006, 7:12 PM

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DDR is a PS2 game, not a DVD. It's not an exercise video. If your kids have a PS2 that they can play games on, you can play DDR on it. You'll need to buy or rent the game (obviously), and there are several versions - the main difference is just that they have different songs. You'll also need to buy a DDR mat (the thing you step on). It has a wire that plugs into the PS2 instead of a hand controller. That's all you should need. Oh, and if you buy 2 mats, then your kids can play with you. You can get a great workout and quality time at the same time!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006, 9:58 AM

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Thanks so much for the info. I had no idea about the code, just relaying what my neighbor told me. My kids play games on the ps2 a lot, so hopefully we can do the ddr together. I am set for foot surgery on the 10th so it'll be a few weeks before I can participate....

Tuesday, February 07, 2006, 1:39 PM

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5 Miles

DDR is working great for me!!!
Just last night I got on it and was having sooo much fun that I ran 10 miles on workout mode!!!! I can never do that on a treadmill.

Friday, February 10, 2006, 2:55 AM

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