Workout of the Week #2: Arms Focus

Oculus Blog
January 15, 2021

Last week we shared our first workout guide to help you kickstart this year’s healthy habits with fun VR workouts. Workout of the Week #1 was all about getting your full body moving during your at-home fitness regimen. This week is all about arms! We’re challenging you for 15 Move Minutes, which you can track across any of these apps with Oculus Move, a platform feature that automatically tracks your calories burned and move minutes. Find Oculus Move in your library.

We’ve also included suggestions for more advanced users who want to take their VR workout to the next level.

The Climb on the Quest and Rift Platforms will get your arms and shoulders burning in extreme free solo climbing while you enjoy stunning views. Don’t forget to add The Climb 2 to your wishlist. The Thrill of the Fight on the Quest and Rift Platforms is a VR workout favorite. Build real-world stamina and work on your whole upper body. If you don’t believe us, give the reviews a peek. Last but not least, the fan favorite Beat Saber, on the Quest and Rift Platforms. You’ve already heard it’s a great cardio kick, now extend your arms to slash the beats to focus on arms. Level up the workout by enabling the “No Fail” and the “Faster Song” mod.

More on Oculus Move

Oculus Move helps you keep track of the calories you burn and how long you’ve been physically active across any game or app in VR. Set goals for yourself and track your progress over time.

You can find Oculus Move in your Library. If you’ve never opened it before, Oculus Move will take you through a short set-up experience to set your Move goals. You have the option to add personal information, like your age, weight, height, and gender, to help us better predict your calories burned. The more information you provide, the better the estimate. If you choose to skip any of these variables, an average will be used instead.

We’re still testing the real-time stats feature through the in-game overlay. If you have access to the overlay feature and choose to turn on “in-game” overlay, you’ll be able to adjust the placement of the overlay without quitting your current game. To do this in headset, go to your Oculus Settings > Experimental > Features > Oculus Move Overlay. We recommend placing the dashboard on the “bottom” location.

Track your VR fitness progress throughout the month. To do this in headset, open the Oculus Move app from your Library and then select View Calendar. You can also open the Oculus Move app from your Library and then navigate to History > All Stats > Monthly Stats.

Have a favorite workout in VR? Let us know in the comments below. You can also take a selfie after your workout and tag @Oculus and #MoveForReal to share your fitness journey with the Oculus community. And stay tuned for our next Workout of the Week!