Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Understanding Teresa

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Understanding Teresa

    I like the DVD's, but the 'singsong' way Teresa speaks is very hard to follow - by the time I've figured out what she was saying, we're already into another move. Had my husband help decipher - it drove him crazy and said he couldn't follow her.

    Is anyone else having a hard time with understanding her instruction, due to the rhythm of her talking? If so, how did you cope with it?

    I really want to be able to do these forms correctly, but - dang - that sing song talking makes me agitated; it's not calming :-(

  • #2
    Nope, no problem. I love her cheerful encouraging instruction.

    Comment


    • #3
      nsshue, I'm sorry you feel agitated! She is doing a cadence with her voice to help keep the movement smooth. Many workout videos have music creating that "beat". We do it with our voices.

      What workouts are you doing? And have you done the Instructionals? That will help you get what she is saying as she stops and explains a lot.
      ~ ..· ´¨¨)) -:¦:-
      ¸.·´ .·´¨¨))
      ((¸¸.·´ ..·´ Trisch -:¦:-
      -:¦:- ((¸¸.·´*

      Master T-Tapp Trainer in Indiana, certified in all workouts!

      From a 22W to an 8!

      Comment


      • nsshue
        nsshue commented
        Editing a comment
        I have the 15 minute workout and the 55 minute, plus the Broom and Barefoot Basics. Also the Hormone CD. It's so hard to catch every phrase with the broken up words, due to the cadence. I hate that I am having a problem easily understand all the phrases :-(
        Oh, yes, I've done the instructionals. I'm having to memorize all the instructions and trying not to let the voice cadence distract me.
        How I wish I did not have this problem :-(
        Last edited by nsshue; 05-22-2017, 08:43 AM.

      • BlessedMama
        BlessedMama commented
        Editing a comment
        I'm sorry you're finding it distracting! I think learning it from the instructionals is good, then go by what she is doing. What she is saying in the cadence are form reminders. So as you catch "tuck" refocus your core. As you hear "shoulders back" or "lift ribs" focus on lifting ribs. I don't know if I catch every word but I hear the reminders here and there and that is the main idea. While form is important, please don't stress that you won't get good form by not catching everything she is saying. Keep watching her, focus on core, ribs up, toes forward and knees out and those are the basics!

    • #4
      I don't mind the sing song at all (I've cought myself saying roll up two three whenever I stand up from bending!), but if it annoys you, the one workout where I can turn the sound off and put music to is "Step away the inches". Do the instructional first, it's very easy, after you do it a couple of times if you feel confident on your form, turn the volume down and put some music on. 20 mins of fun and exercise.
      Maria

      Comment


      • nsshue
        nsshue commented
        Editing a comment
        thanks - I may look into that one. It's not every phrase that I can't catch; it's the places where all the words are broken up and put all together very rapidly. There are places where my husband can't figure out what she's saying.

        Are you really able to catch every phrase she says and able to decipher them all?

      • BlessedMama
        BlessedMama commented
        Editing a comment
        But do revisit it with sound on from time to time. It is easy to start losing core (or your tuck)! You could consider revisiting it with sound on revisiting the "instructional"!

    • #5
      Is English not your first language? I don't have a problem with her singsong way even English is not my first language, actually, it gets ingrained in my brain better. I actually can hear her "tuck tuck tuck tuck all the way up" in my dreams. I can anticipate and started activating and setting up for the next move because I remember the chanting or the song very very well.

      Trust me, activating muscles is the key for the success and you want to be able to recall the songs when you are not playing the DVD. Most of our activation should be from our daily activities when we are not using the DVD. Just think that you inadvertently activate the muscles correctly for additional 20 mins a day.

      You know, it is very difficult to talk normal when you are also exerting and activating the muscles at the same time. Trust me, if she expects us to activate 7 muscles at the same time, she is activating 14 muscles at the same time.

      I know my sister has problem with the American slangs, and that I cannot overcome, I just need to explain to her what TaTa is and what Tush or fanny and bun are.
      ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
      ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
      T-Tapp Trainer in Training

      Ordered More and TWO on 7/7/2010, Started tapping on 7/30/2010.
      2011 30 Day Challenge Less to Lose under 50 Category Winner.
      2012 60 Day Challenge Trainer/TnT Category Winner.
      2014 60 Day Challenge Trainer/TnT Category Winner.
      2015 60 Day Challenge Trainer/TnT Category Winner.
      2017 60 Day Challenge Average to Lose over 50 Category Runner-Up

      Comment


      • nsshue
        nsshue commented
        Editing a comment
        :-) Born and raised with very proper english, as my dad was a stickler for correct grammar :-) Some of the phrases are spoken so rapidly, and since the words are broken up due to cadence, I just can't catch what she is saying.
        I have no idea why I can't pick up all the phrases. My husband has a hard time with a few of the phrases.
        One reason why it's frustrating is that it is so important to be doing these exercises the correct way.
        I'm having to memorize from the instructional sections.

        You can really decipher each word she says? I

      • ayj67
        ayj67 commented
        Editing a comment
        Sometimes it is not just the word, it is what it means. She was trying to use layman's term for the advance physiological concept. Sometimes, I wish she would just use the academic terms and that we can just google it and be on the same page. After studying and getting the personal trainer certificate, a lot of what she says on the video makes perfect sense.

        So, if there is a particular segment in a DVD that you can't hear her words, let us know. Name the DVD, the workout, the mins and second of the confusion. I have all her DVDs, I can write it out. If you don't understand what she means (that happens a lot and most of the time), then let us know, we will explain the move and what and why and how.

        Yes, I can decipher each word she says. Tell me what you have trouble with, I will write it out for you.

    • #6
      I agree with the others, but I wanted to make a suggestion that might help you over come this, because I think once you understand the moves and that is no longer an issue, you'll get more out of it!

      The book, Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes (https://store.t-tapp.com/collections...ant=6392402948) describes every move in Basic and the Total Workout. If you happen to have the Healthy Hormones Workout, those moves are described in The Menopause Thyroid Solution (https://store.t-tapp.com/collections...ant=6392442692). Both books have pictures to go with the written text so you can understand the moves first before doing them to the DVD.

      I've been fortunate to workout with Trisch and Renee, and the sing songy voice is sometimes necessary. It helps you keep doing the move in rhythm while they give you additional form tips reminders so you get the most out of it.

      You can also watch Teresa and listen, then pause and do the move on your own. Doing it this way a few times and it won't be long before you're able to just do it with her.

      Out of curiosity, which DVD are you doing? Which DVD's do you have access to?

      Comment


      • nsshue
        nsshue commented
        Editing a comment
        I have the basic workout, plus the total workout, the healthy hormones, Barefeet basic, Broom 2, plus the CRT (which is unrelated to the problem I'm having) I've spent so much right now, I don't think my hubby will let me spend more on this.

        I'm having to pause the sections where the cadenced voice in undecipherable to me to try and memorize it. :-(

        I appreciate all of you trying to help. I have no idea why I'm having this problem; it's so discouraging. :-(

        Oh well, I guess I will keep trying to break it down, figure out what she is saying in certain sections, and memorize it.

      • BlessedMama
        BlessedMama commented
        Editing a comment
        You might be able to find the book through your library.

      • Jessi
        Jessi commented
        Editing a comment
        If you can't get the book through your library, or interlibrary loan, the kindle download would be the next cheapest option (although I just checked...Kindle is $11, book new is almost $13, but you can order a used copy including shipping for $7.50, so used wins here)...or...review the must read thread. Some of the moves are described there. Since you have the DVDs, you might find these posts helpful: https://forum.t-tapp.com/forum/main-...?p=924#post924 (I don't think someone could learn the workout from these posts, but since you have the visual from the DVD's, these posts will help you better understand the moves at no expense!)

        My suggestion would be to just focus on the Basic Workout for now. Those moves are discussed in the link I gave you. I love Healthy Hormones and you might prefer that one if you haven't tried it yet. Most of the moves in Healthy Hormones are the same basic moves that are in Basic, but they are done a little bit different, and I don't want you to feel more confused. But you'll want to stay away from Broom 2 for now, as there will be a definite cadence to help keep the stepping and arms moving together. You might also prefer to stick to the instruction workouts only, as I think you'll find less cadence in them, and more help understanding the moves.

    • #7
      I wonder if watching the dvd first (maybe you are already doing this) and getting the gist then doing it to the best of your ability and giving yourself permission to not have to understand each word would help? Just a suggestion!
      ~ ..· ´¨¨)) -:¦:-
      ¸.·´ .·´¨¨))
      ((¸¸.·´ ..·´ Trisch -:¦:-
      -:¦:- ((¸¸.·´*

      Master T-Tapp Trainer in Indiana, certified in all workouts!

      From a 22W to an 8!

      Comment


      • nsshue
        nsshue commented
        Editing a comment
        Thanks for your suggestions. I feel better that I am not the only one not grasping 100% of what she is saying. I will 'give myself permission' to be ok with not catching every word she says. I have been trying to hear every single word (I'm a little OCD) I think that is what I'm going to have to do. As I do all my exercises by DVD's, I've gotten into the habit of not having to remember routines, as they tell you what to do next. With these DVD's, I'm just going to have to buckle down and try to memorize them until I drill them in enough.
        Thanks so much for helping :-)

      • Jessi
        Jessi commented
        Editing a comment
        Do you have an option to display closed captioning? I think the DVD's you have might have this option (although I may be wrong). That might help you, too!

    • #8
      Oh, and I will see if I can find the books at our library - I did not think of looking there :-)

      Comment

      Working...
      X