Body Test

The Body Test can be accessed by clicking Body Test on the lower left of the Calendar screen. This test has several components, including the Center of Balance Test, BMI, and the Mind and Body Control Tests. The Mind Tests are new to Wii Fit Plus, so unlike the original Wii Fit, your mental capabilities can also factor into your Wii Fit Age. If you are using Wii Fit Plus for the first time, you have to do all three to establish a baseline, as outlined in Chapter 1. On subsequent use, you can elect to do none; just the Center of Balance Test and BMI/weight assessment; or a complete assessment, including the Center of Balance Test, BMI/weight, and two of the Mind and Body Control Tests, both of which will be chosen for you at random.

If you want to establish your center of balance and BMI in under one minute, you can do so with the Simple Test, which appears in the Wii Fit Plaza after you select your Mii.

If you choose to do a complete assessment, your results will be used to determine your Wii Fit Age. The Body Test begins by prompting you to enter the weight of your clothes. You can choose Light (-2 lbs.), Heavy (-4 lbs.), or Other, which allows you to input a specific weight (up to ±7 lbs.) by pressing up and down on the directional pad on the Wii Remote. You can even input 0 if you are in the mood to exercise in the nude — hey, we aren't going to judge you! Inputting a weight for your clothes ensures you receive a more accurate measure of your bodyweight and BMI, provided you are good at estimating or like to weigh your clothes before you put them on in the morning. All silliness aside, if you are wearing a T-shirt and shorts, generally picking Light will suffice. If you are wearing sweats, selecting Heavy works better.

.flV ^ You can hone your ability to estimate weight by engaging in the Scale y^JL Challenge, which you can access after you click on the virtual Balance Board

■ 101 1 that hangs out in the Training Menu. Disguised as a mental challenge, this frantic and fun mini game has you placing objects on the Balance Board that equal the amount of weight given as closely and quickly as possible. After you are satisfied with your estimation, press A. Wii Fit Plus provides feedback on the level of your accuracy. You have 30 seconds to complete five rounds.

Turbo Charged Fitness With The Tabata System

Turbo Charged Fitness With The Tabata System

The Tabata workout system is a version of the High Intensity Interval Training program developed by Professor Izumi Tabata as training for Olympic speed skaters in 1996. The results studies conducted on the training program confirm that even a four minute cardiovascular exercise routine improves a persons level of fitness.

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