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Topic: Wii Fit U unrealistic target weight

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jevs

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I have been searching around and I cannot find much info. As with anything I ever run into that tells you what your target weight and BMI should be it's always off for me. The Wii Fit U seems to be no exception. It always seems to be based on a person with low muscle mass or something.

How can you correct it in order to make things more realistic for your ultimate goal? I know I can continue on and just know this will never be right, but it would be nice if I could correct it now when I am just getting started and see a more realistic progression.

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Solado

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Yeah, I had that problem with the original wii fit. It's set up for the "average" person. If you lift weights and low body fat % with high amount of muscle then it throws it off.

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Burning_Spear

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Stick it out. No pain; no gain.

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Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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Muscle weighs something like three times more than fat, no? So, yeah, the program needs to be drastically more configurable.

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DudeSean

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Well, it is a 180 years old system. Are you a really muscular person? I would think that it should be obvious that even if the game says you're overweight that you should know that it's because you're muscular and not fat.

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rayword45

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Burning_Spear wrote:

Stick it out. No pain; no gain.

There's no gain to be made with this inaccurate system for one with low body fat percentage and high muscle. Only loss.

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Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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I'm sure Burning_Spear was making a joke. I laughed out loud when I read his post.

I've seen numerous posts by fit people in other forums bemoaning the fact that their Mii is obese. Not everyone who wants to try Wii Fit U is a couch potato.

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MrGawain

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Yet isn't it odd you can't make a Mii fat?

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Nintenjoe64

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It's a guideline not an infallible system, you can be a similar build to a boxer (excluding heavyweight) and have a BMI of 22/23.

@MrGawain you can make a Mii fat.

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skywake

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Oh yeah, I'm super muscular to...................

in all seriousness though there isn't really a good way for the average person to measure their muscle mass. The game gives you scales, you know your gender it assumes you have a tape measure. What else can it do? For most people it'll be fine and for the people it isn't fine for they already know what they should be. In that case it just becomes a good tool for tracking weight and steps.

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GuSolarFlare

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you know, if it has the same settings as Wii Fit Plus all you need to do is calculate you REAL ideal weight(not in the game of course) and set it as you target in the game of course the game will still say you're not in the ideal weight but it won't force you to change your target...

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MikeLove

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What is someone with low body fat and high muscle density attempting to accomplish by using Wii Fit anyway? I can see just using it for some light aerobic activity, but not using it so much that you are losing muscle mass.

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GuSolarFlare

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@FutureAlphaMale yeah if I was like that(high muscle, low fat) I'd only play any Wii Fit game for the crazy minigames in it, they're fun! :D

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Big_L91

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exactly what people have said above. most people who actually work out and have alot of muscle isnt really wii fits target audience. its for mums and average joes trying to loose a bit of belly.

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iphys

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My BMI was under 22, and it let me set my own target weight/BMI for a goal without telling me I should gain or lose anything. Does it not give you the same flexibility to choose your own goal if your BMI is over 22?

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GuSolarFlare

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iphys wrote:

My BMI was under 22, and it let me set my own target weight/BMI for a goal without telling me I should gain or lose anything. Does it not give you the same flexibility to choose your own goal if your BMI is over 22?

it did in the previous ones!(don't know about this one since I have no WiiU yet :p ) if I remember well the only thing not allowed was to set the target in the danger zone(over 31) if you're bellow it.

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Miss_Dark

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got the same problem, it told me to gain 8 kilos!!! My weight is fine as it is, it's on the low side because I eat a lot of fastfood (erh this sounds like it doesn't make sense but it does rofl)

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DudeSean

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Miss_Dark wrote:

got the same problem, it told me to gain 8 kilos!!! My weight is fine as it is, it's on the low side because I eat a lot of fastfood (erh this sounds like it doesn't make sense but it does rofl)

I'm the same way. The ironic thing is, for people who are "underweight", we need to eat healthy foods in order to gain weight, because eating foods like fast food won't make us gain weight. It's very weird to some people, but that's the way some of us are.

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OptometristLime

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DudeSean wrote:

Miss_Dark wrote:

got the same problem, it told me to gain 8 kilos!!! My weight is fine as it is, it's on the low side because I eat a lot of fastfood (erh this sounds like it doesn't make sense but it does rofl)

I'm the same way. The ironic thing is, for people who are "underweight", we need to eat healthy foods in order to gain weight, because eating foods like fast food won't make us gain weight. It's very weird to some people, but that's the way some of us are.

Me too, seriously! Except I didn't know fast food could make you, well, skinny...
Given my current State of the Weight, it does seem plausible. :D

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Sean_Aaron

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FutureAlphaMale wrote:

What is someone with low body fat and high muscle density attempting to accomplish by using Wii Fit anyway? I can see just using it for some light aerobic activity, but not using it so much that you are losing muscle mass.

I want to maintain flexibility as I get older (I'm 43 - not that anyone asked), so mainly I'm running yoga. A lot of the balance games are also fun. I think the major complaint those of us who don't have a physique that lines up with the BMI Wii Fit thinks you should have is

A) representation of your Mii as fatter than you really are

B) being told by the application what your ideal weight is when it has no way to determine that but a simple height/weight calculation

I'd like to see an option to dump BMI or at least a way of factoring body type into the equation. In the meantime I just have to accept that Wii Fit will show me as fat regardless of whether or not I reach my personal goal weight.

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