Our new favorite jump rope is ….

You know we used to use the Inspire Fitness Gear jump rope as our favorite rope for Crossfit to keep us healthy and tuned up for the dance arcade games, but we’ve recently heard that they’re stopped making these ropes. Total bummer dudes! :( sad face

Luckily, the good folks over at the best crossfit jump rope website have done a stack of reviews and found the best ropes and the cheapest prices. To save you all of the boring reading, they rate the WOD Nation jump rope the highest. Cheap, light, and fast. What more do you need?

Go and get this rope from WOD Nation, head to the gym, smash out ten minutes of skipping each day, and you’ll notice a massive improvement when you’re at the arcade playing any games that require a bit of endurance. Thank me later, or maybe just buy me a beer and a pizza :)

Cheers duders!


Do You Skip? Double Under? New Crossfit at the Arcade

Hey guys! A real quick announcement, we’re super excited at Bubba’s Arcade to be able to welcome our new next door neighbours, The Smashing Crossfit Box.

They’re in the process of getting their gym setup and should be ready to launch in a couple of weeks. Jim and I have been Crossfit buddies for a while now so when he found out there was a big. vacant space next to my arcade, he jumped right in and is starting his first business venture so i wish him well.

New Crossfit BoxOne of his suppliers, Inspired Fitness Gear, is providing all of the skipping ropes for the Crossfit box. These guys are also a new business and have just launched their Crossfit Jump Rope on Amazon with a crazy 51% off deal for their first batch of ropes. These ropes are an awesome quality product designed specifically for Crossfit workouts, with high speed double unders in mind.

So next time you’re in the arcade, make sure to stop by the new Smashing Crossfit Box and check out Jim’s setup. He’s going to do a ‘first week free’ deal so be sure to take him up on that offer and see if you like it.

And then pop back to the arcade for a classic game of Mario Bros or Street Fighter :)

Have a great week guys, stay fit and have fun!

Adiphene will stop you from getting fat in Bubba’s Arcade

I know I’ve said it before, but you guys just don’t seem to listen.

Arcade games will make you fat!

It’s true, I hate to say it because you all know that arcade games are my passion. They don’t call me Big Bubba for nothing!

So today, I’m making a change. And I’m inviting you all to come along and join me.

I’m going to slim down. It’s going to mean playing a few less games, but I think I’m OK with that.

Actually, If I can get into the dancing games, then I can stay in the arcade. I see the kids on there and they get a damn good workout. They be fit! :)

So here’s what I’m going to do:

1 – Fix my diet. Less sweets, less chips and more green stuff.

2 – Excercise. Dancing on the machine, a walk around the block every hours and a fitness class at the gym three times a week

3 – Take a little helper like Adiphene to make my body work harder to burn fat and to stop my sugar cravings

I reckon I can do it. Less street fighter, more dancing and I’ll be slim and trim in no time! :)

Can arcade games give you warts?

Probably not something you’ve really considered, but have you thought about the hygiene standards down at your local pinball arcade?

When was the last time you saw someone cleaning the joystick on your favorite fighting game, or the buttons on those pinball machines?

I’m guessing your answer would be the same as mine. Hardly ever! Only if someone’s got some nasty toffee or ketchup on a machine will they get a good proper clean.

So more that likely, these machines are riddled with nasties. Everything from the common cold, to herpes and HPV which causes warts.

Yep, they’re a stew of disease. Smashing out for classic Street Fighter II could just leave you with a few warts on your fingers!

So my hot tips are:

  • Take some sanitary wipes with you and give the machine a quick once over. As a bonus, this should get and slippery grease or sticky food off too.
  • Keep a bottle of Wartrol at home to start treating any warts the instant you notice them. The sooner you start the quick they’ll be gone. I’ve read some Wartrol customer reviews and it sounds like the most effective over-the-counter option available.
  • And of course, always wash your hands.

So that’s it. Practice good hygiene at the arcade to prevent the spread of nasty diseases.

Computers make you fat

I thought that heading might catch your attention. Buy hey, it’s true. Too much time infront of the computer, or TV or console is bad. The sedentry lifestyle is becoming way too common and our waistlines are swelling as a consequence.

I mentioned in the past a selection of my favorite games to get you moving, but really, nothing beats the real think. So heres a few alternatives, that I’m sure you’ll like:

#1 – Switch off guitar hero and go out to a gig. Sweating it out in a mosh pit is awesome exercise, just don’t have too much beer!

#2 – Love racing games? Try cycling instead. Get a mountain bike and hit the dirt. Downhill racing is a thrill you’ll never duplicate on your PS3

#3 – Stop chopping fruit on the Wii and start chopping fruit in the kitchen! Make a weight loss smoothie loaded with healthy fibre and vitamins

It’s not hard, you’ll feel bloody great!

Who should host the flash games blog?

I’ve been thinking about the site structure for “Bubba’s Arcade” before we really get things cranking – I think it would be hard to move once it gets big. There’s bloody heaps of hosting companies out there these days, so I’m going to have to pick one that I know will handle the mega amounts of traffic I’ll get when this shit goes viral :)

I was reading on the BlueHost Sucks site, that BlueHost actually isn’t too bad these days. I think all the big ones have upped their reliability and customer service, and they’re all pretty much the same when it comes to pricing.

So I guess the best thing to do is ask for some advice! Have you got a website? Who is it hosted with and are they any good? Good service, reliable, fast? I’d love to get your thoughts… before I go down the wrong track.

What are the best exercise games?

It’s great to see a few games coming on the market that require you to get up off the couch. For too long, all video games have just used a hand held controller. I know I’ve spent hours upon hours exercising nothing but my thumbs…. oh, maybe my jaw too as I shovel in potato crisps in between levels :)

So what are my favorite games that require me to get my fat ass up? Here’s the list! ::

  1. Guitar Hero – I get so friggen enthusiastic when I play this. Star power mother f*cker! Two up is even better, but I don’t mind a bit of solo action
  2. Sing Star – this one gets me moving too. A bit out lounge room karaoke and some moves like Mick Jagger will get the heart racing
  3. Wii Fit – I know, the Wii is a bit of a girls toy. So if you’re into video games AND are lucky enough ┬áto have a girlfriend, then you’ll probably have a Wii in the house. The Wii Fit is actually an awesome weight loss tool, yoga and balance games work on your core strength and stability, and the boxing and running games are great cardio. I’ll usually pretty stuffed, even after a short go on this.

So what’s your favorite game to get you up and moving? Let me know