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Do you game at the gym?

Yes, I do!
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6%
No!
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53%
I don't go to the gym!
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Portable Gaming at the Gym

by hashiriya1 Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:06 pm

At the gym my MP3 player is usually good enough, but on my cardio days my workout gets pretty boring and so can Slayer, Pantera, etc. Sometimes I bring my PSP or DS. I have never seen anyone else at the gym bring a portable gaming system. My girlfriend who goes to the gym with me says "aww, it's so geeky!" I never thought it was "geeky", just something to pass the time while working out. We do totally different workouts, so I can't interact with her.



Anyway, do any of you go the gym with a portable gaming system. Not an iPhone!
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Re: Portable Gaming at the Gym

by slowslow325 Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:11 pm

I don't go to the gym, but if I did I probably wouldn't bring a game system. Especially a current one. It would get sweaty! But maybe, I would go out and buy a cheap game boy advance and use it as a "disposable" game console that I don't have to worry about.
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Re: Portable Gaming at the Gym

by jfrost Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:15 pm

I already asked in another thread if I should take a portable system to the gym. No answer.

My only fear would be that the system would get too sweaty and disgusting and could probably have some problem, actually.
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Re: Portable Gaming at the Gym

by Limewater Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:19 pm

hashiriya1 wrote:At the gym my MP3 player is usually good enough, but on my cardio days my workout gets pretty boring and so can Slayer, Pantera, etc. Sometimes I bring my PSP or DS. I have never seen anyone else at the gym bring a portable gaming system. My girlfriend who goes to the gym with me says "aww, it's so geeky!" I never thought it was "geeky", just something to pass the time while working out. We do totally different workouts, so I can't interact with her.


I'm probably going to sound like one of those obnoxious gym guys by saying this, but I think it's a bad idea, and, depending on what you're doing, bad gym etiquette.

[obnoxious]If you can effectively play a PSP while doing it, you probably aren't working very hard.[/obnoxious]

Using a cell phone in a gym is usually considered bad gym etiquette. I imagine that using a portable gaming system would be considered similarly be viewed negatively.
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Re: Portable Gaming at the Gym

by s1mplehumar Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:21 pm

I see no point in bringing anything other than a portable music player to the gym. I get in, work hard and get out.

::EDIT:: Also, what Lime said.
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Re: Portable Gaming at the Gym

by noiseredux Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:25 pm

the... gym?
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Re: Portable Gaming at the Gym

by Dylan Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:51 pm

I don't even bring a music player to the gym.
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Re: Portable Gaming at the Gym

by pureevil Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:11 pm

lol playing games while you work out lol,sounds like you need to up you weights and tempo.
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Re: Portable Gaming at the Gym

by J T Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:19 pm

I don't think I could do my workout and game on a portable at the same time. Too much distraction.

I have always wanted to have gym arcades though, where standard gym equipment is used for gameplay and stats are tracked over time on a memory card you bring with you.
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Re: Portable Gaming at the Gym

by Limewater Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:20 pm

J T wrote:I don't think I could do my workout and game on a portable at the same time. Too much distraction.

I have always wanted to have gym arcades though, where standard gym equipment is used for gameplay and stats are tracked over time on a memory card you bring with you.


They do have something kind of like that:

http://www.expresso.com/
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