How you can Play Beat Saber with Weighted Gear
Beat Saber is one of the coolest games in VR right now. It’s simple, intuitive, and endlessly repeatable. Beat Saber is also a great game that allows groups of people to take turns using the built-in party mode. And if you’ve played (or have played) Beat Saber before, you’ve likely stumbled upon its hidden secret: Even 30 minutes of Beat Saber can give you a solid full-body workout.
How can you make Beat Saber even more powerful as a fitness tool? For starters, you can add weighted equipment. In this article, you will learn about the safety procedures I currently use to stay injury free while playing Beat Saber with weighted equipment. But there is no question; Nothing makes a better full body VR workout than what you get when you add weighted equipment to your existing routine. And honestly, I can’t wait to play Beat Saber again. So let’s get things going:
Disclaimer: Weighted equipment, with any form of exercise, can cause (or worsen) health problems if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you have any health problems that affect your joints, heart, or breathing, you should speak to a doctor In front Try adding weighted equipment to your workout. Make sure you follow the precautions outlined in this article to play it safe and play it safe. All advice given in this article is based on the opinion of an individual and not that of a licensed healthcare practitioner.
Hit Saber With A Weight Vest: What To Expect
The first time I used my 40 pound weight vest, I found that I didn’t have to change my shape for any of my favorite beat saber levels. Even in expert mode. That’s a big plus; I originally expected to balance the extra weight on my shoulders, chest, and upper back. But Beat Saber drained my stamina faster and I felt tense after about 10 minutes.
During that time, I burned about 100% more calories than I normally would. This is roughly the equivalent of 200 calories versus ~ 100 calories in expert mode. Remember, my results are not dry. Every body is different and my weight vest is now roughly 23% of my total body weight. I’ve used my weight vest every day for the past month while playing Beat Saber, and also doing household chores like watering plants or washing. Over time my body has adapted and I can now wear it for about 2 hours without feeling stressed.
That is, it is generally considered safe that most first-time users wear a weight vest that weighs 5% of their total body weight – up to an hour – during an aerobic exercise.
However, as you get used to your weight vest, it makes more than sense to gain weight over time. And depending on your age and general physical fitness, you may be able to carry a much higher percentage of your body weight for more than an hour – such as B. my personal 23%. So make sure your vest is modular. This means that you can add or subtract the weight as needed. As a general guideline, for your safety, you should always listen to your body. If you are in pain, you should take off the vest.
How about Beat Saber with weighted anklets?
You’re here to get in shape, which is why adding wrist and ankle weights is a fantastic idea. There is a significant reward for using ankle and wrist weights correctly. You can add resistance to your workout, which will help you build muscles in your arms and legs. And like the weight vest, the extra weight will improve your cardiovascular system by pushing your heart to work harder to strengthen your muscles. Which is good for long-term heart health.
You still want to be careful with these. Here are some guidelines to follow to be sure:
First, let’s talk about your wrists.
A basic framework is:
- Do not use wrist weights on a song you haven’t played yet.
- Introduce weight slowly;; Start with an extremely light weight (less than 1 pound) and work your way up to a maximum of 3 pounds.
- Don’t use wrist weights, though They already have common problems in your wrists.
- Don’t use wrist weights, though Your doctor has specifically told you not to do this Use wrist weights.
- Don’t use wrist weights, though You are not in good physical condition yet.
- Don’t use wrist weights on a song that has a lot in it random changes in wrist movement.
- If you really want to use wrist weights in a fast moving song, Avoid expert and hard modes. Switch to normal mode – or to simple mode instead, if available.
- If your wrists start to hurt, take the weights off.
Now let’s talk about your ankles.
Ankle weights seem different as most of the sudden, deliberate movements in Beat Saber are activated by your arms and wrists – right? Well not exactly! Beat Saber is full of levels – even at easier levels of difficulty – that require you to duck or move from left to right very quickly. And these sections of these levels can be a nuisance if you’re not careful. Therefore, the same precautions apply to ankle weights. Remember: the goal here is to protect your joints while keeping your arms and legs fit.
Injuries often result when people ignore precautions and do what they want. Warnings aside, there are some serious benefits to using ankle and wrist weights as I mentioned earlier.
To recap, when worn correctly, some of the benefits of ankle and wrist weights are:
- Additional resistance to regular whole-body movements such as walking, which allows you to train more specifically in your movements.
- Increased heart rate – helps you burn more calories.
- Additional leg and / or arm strength.
- Increased cardiovascular strength – for better heart health.
And each of the above things will make you a better Beat Saberist. As? Because when you lose the weights and tackle the song you tried to master on Expert, you have more strength, endurance and more kinematic control over your sabers.
Beat Saber is a fantastic way to get in shape with VR. Adding weighted gear is a great way to get extra fitness out of Beat Saber’s fun, fast-paced levels and addicting gameplay. Today you learned how to choose a weight vest that works for your own routine. You have also learned how to use ankle and wrist weights effectively, as long as you select the correct weights and use them safely.
Fortunately, if you use weighted equipment properly, you can get some serious fitness benefits from playing Beat Saber. However, you don’t need to get your weighted equipment into the toughest difficulty levels to take advantage of these benefits. Try to play your favorite songs in normal or easy mode to avoid injury.
Did you use weighted equipment while playing Beat Saber? Let us know in the comments.
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