View Full Version : Optimum T-tapp time?
03-15-2010, 11:41 AM
I'm a former T-tapper, beginning again.
I realize that the optimum time to work out is what works for *me*....but....setting that aside, if someone could TRULY pick the best time to T-tapp, when would that be?
First thing in the am?
End of day, then brush, soak, shower and crash? :)
Before eating? After eating?
After taking certain supplements?
I'm just curious. I've heard lots of different opinions and I'm just wondering if someone TRULY had the freedom to do it ANYTIME...what would be *best* circumstances?
03-15-2010, 12:00 PM
I think it would still depend on the person, their personal preferences, and (with respect to supplements) their own physiology. Some people are "morning people," others aren't. Some respond well to PG spray, others don't.
Obviously it works no matter what time of day you do it. :)
My opinion is that sometimes people get too hung up on doing things the "best" way, when there are a myriad of ways that work (for example a full workout EOD, or splitting things up into shorter daily workouts), and all they have to do is push play and DO the workout.
03-15-2010, 12:17 PM
My name is Rachel, and I have been T-Tapping for about 8 months, and exercising for as long as I can remember (just from being an athlete). I can give you my opinion (from experience), but honestly that's all it is. I'm sure there is research out there that says for sure...so I'll let you know if I find anything interesting.
For me...no matter how early I have to wake up, working out in the morning seems to be the ideal time. Not only does it get your metabolism going bright and early, but it gives you energy for the day. (It's also important to eat within 2 hours of waking up, because that also gets your metabolism going.)
Anyway, by the end of the day, I am much more likely to make up some excuse not to do the workout, or have something come up that gets in the way. And if that happens, then I end up having to workout right before bed, or not doing it at all. And yes, I agree that the workout will work for you no matter what time you do it, but why work up all that energy just to have to try and fall asleep afterwards? (I've also heard that showers are 'revitalizing' in that they help to wake your body up...and what you want to do at the END of a day is to slow your body down and put it to sleep, not wake it up.)
So what I would suggest is this: if you can get a workout done in the morning, even just the 15 minute one, do it. If not, at least do the Primary Back Stretch to get your back ready for the day. Then, if you actually do have some spare down time in the middle of the day, get your workout done as soon as you can to get it out of the way. Then when you get home (or your family gets home) in the evening, everyone can relax and be together, and you won't have to worry about fitting in a workout, taking a shower, then trying to relax before bed.
Again, this is just an opinion (I'm sorry, I know you want some real answers!). Please if anyway reads my post and finds something wrong or has a better way to do it, let us know!! ;oD
Hope you get your answers,
03-15-2010, 01:12 PM
Your body goes through a natrual detox first thing in the morning... so that being said, T-Tapp and skin brushing would help that process... but again.. whenever YOU can do it is optimal! :clappinghands:
03-15-2010, 04:51 PM
I definetely prefer morning, but then my son is a very early riser. I don't know if I would volunteer wake up early myself.
03-15-2010, 08:19 PM
Thank you for your responses. I actually *prefer* morning, but I am reading of others who choose afternoon or evening. I was just wondering if one was better than the other.
03-15-2010, 09:04 PM
I have done it both ways, in the morning and in the evenings. I did a class online with Lani that has calls and due to the time difference I was working out at 8:00 pm. It was good because it made me realize that I can T-tapp all the time. The thing is for me anyway, I would use the excuse that it was too late in the evening and now I always leave it as a option because if all you can do in the evenings is BWO+ that is 15 mins and that is always doable to me anyway. I can do it instead of watching tv or folding laundry.
So I would just say leave your options open and try it in the am if that is best for you, but don't discard a shorter workout if it is past your usual time and just do the 15 minutes and then maybe a longer one the next day.
03-16-2010, 09:41 AM
thank you Rhonda...very good point
03-16-2010, 11:00 PM
I have done it both ways, in the morning and in the evenings. I did a class online with Lani that has calls and due to the time difference I was working out at 8:00 pm.
Tell me more about the online class you did please!! Did you have to have a camera to participate?
03-17-2010, 08:24 AM
I would love to work out in the A.M. after a light breakfast and a cup of coffee, with the sun shining in on me...but I dream. The dream of doing anything in a routine way was shattered when my early riser son was born nearly 11 years ago :D I don't even bother trying anymore. So my workouts get split between afternoons and evenings, just depends on the other people in the house and what they need me for. The important thing is that I DO it!
03-17-2010, 08:33 AM
whenever you can fit it in is the optimum time! :)
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