Because the zombie apocalypse can get very damn boring some times. Those long waits until sunset, with a full belly and thirst slaked and nothing to read, where all you can do is wait. Where you even consider crazy things such as wearing those fabulous heels or… even do some pushups.
Requirements: At least neutral mood. Anything below that and you won’t be able to convince your own ass to move from the cold floor.
- Slight mood boost after finishing.
- More tired (amount depends on length of workout)
- Thirsty (very) and hungry (moderately)
Maximum length of a workout:
It would depend on every workout, but say five minutes each. The standard length would be reduced by things like being addicted to cigarettes (lungs are a mess), health of torso, pain, tiredness level before working out, etc, which would also affect the effectiveness of the exercise.
Long term effects:
It could either increase both strength and dexterity or each exercise could enhance one specific attribute. Alternatively it could only give a temporal boost for both or any of both attributes.
In any case, I think you never should be able to boost them more than, say, 3 points (to simulate natural body limits).
How would you workout?
Ideally you’d be able to do things that don’t require any equipment, such as pushups, right off the bat, by accessing a menu through a key press. There you’d select the type of routine you want to execute.
Some exercises would require specific objects or structures, such as a jumping rope (or just a rope), a punchbag, a fixed bar, weights, etc.
Alternative ways of working out
You could also exercise just by doing your average survivor stuff. Smashing zombie skulls with a bat would slowly increase your strength. Jumping over counters and climbing fences would slowly increase your dexterity. All this, again, up to your maximum str and dex capacity (+3 or whatever the number is).
But… this spiced cougar is soooo tasty
Eventually you’d lose all your gained strength and dexterity if you decide to vegetate in your farm fortress or LMAO shelter, as in real life. It could be fun to expand this by allowing your character to get fat and slow. I’m sure your neighbor zombies would appreciate it.
This is just the idea in rough terms. It could certainly be expanded, but that would be by others more knowledgeable about this fitness subject than myself. Me, I think I’m going to try this new bear-on-a-stick snack. It looks delicious.