I would not say JM encourages poor form in this video. She actually specifically points out stuff NOT to do, although I do think she could've stressed proper form a bit more. I think with just about any video, listening to the instructor say the same things over and over, gets a bit annoying after a while. But then after doing the work out a few times, you can just turn the volume down. One of the other JM dvd's I've got, has the option to just have the background music and no instruction-- which is kind of nice. Til even the music gets annoying.
I'd also suggest if you're just starting out on strength training, to use some of the free Coach Nicole videos here on Spark. The most important thing is good form and Coach Nicole seems to really stress that. Better to do a few less reps with good form, than more reps with bad form. You'll injure yourself. And while lots of people will say, you need to do less reps with heavier weight.... personally I think that's something to work toward-- you don't go from no strength training at all, to hefting 20 pound dumbbells overnight. You can start with just your body weight and then add gradually increasing weights as you get more fit.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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