What is that woman THINKING!
Monday, July 26, 2010
I like exercising to videos/DVDs at home, & lately have been finding a few new ones to try at the library. Well this morning it was Jillians 30 day Shred. I did the 20 workout of Phase 1, & actually partially kind of enjoyed it. HOWever. The usual warnings at the beginning of exercise videos ASIDE - Seems to me some of her exercises verge on dangerous. Phase 1 wasn't THAT bad or unusual, but let's just say it's a "high impact" workout. What I'm beating around the bush & getting to here, was a comment she made during the jumping jacks. (one of several sets) She said they would not be demonstrating any modifications on jumping jacks. She said she had "400 pound clients who did jumping jacks, & so there was no reason I couldn't do them too" What I wonder is if she pays for peoples blown knees & back surgeries if someone has disk problems, etc. I know... the disclaimer. And yes, I found the dvd to be motivational. But I'd be afraid to do it again, what with achilles tendonitis in the past, not to mention back problems. I thought it was funny though, after a comment like that, during the stretch at the end, she's all being careful telling people how to stretch & not stretch - "We don't want any injuries here!" (???!!) How funny - you're worried about me being injured NOW?!
YES I certainly DID have a choice to do the exercises or not do them. I guess I just feel like it would have been a teensy bit more responsible for her to have thrown in something like, "If you have any BACK or joint problems, you should not be doing this! I've had a couple of very brief experiences with trainers in the past, & have never met one that recommended high impact exercise. I even had one slightly discourage me from running on the treadmill because running is very hard on your joints.
I don't blog alot, but that workout this morning was interesting. Partly because it was new, it was motivating, but I know I need to curtail it back a little & stick to low impact.