Thursday, September 13, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Workout and Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider comes out tomorrow and if you haven't heard by now it's pretty rad. I reviewed it for MMORPG and you can check it out here. There is a delightful conversation in the comments too, which is rare.

I created a funny little workout for it while I was reviewing the game. I have a stationary bike, yes I've joined the cult of Peloton, (you can find me under Grak) and I thought some of you might enjoy it so I've chosen to share it with you.

You can pick whatever works best for you for length. I would usually choose a 30-35 minute scenic ride. It wouldn't work well to choose a live or VOD class. I would then establish my flat road with at least an 80 cadence. I'd suggest no less than 30 on resistance. I started off with 40 and made it one higher each time. By now my flat road is up to 45. This is what keeps it interesting. Whenever you hit a loading screen (which isn't that often unless you die) sprint! Get your cadence up to over 100 until the game is done loading. Whenever you find a relic or document, you have to climb and get out of the saddle. Read the text and once you are done you can go back to seated. By the end of the 30 minutes, you'll have got a fair amount of game time in, had some fun, and got a heck of a workout.

That's it. It's quick, simple, and fun. I hope some of you have fun with it.