View Full Version : Butt Tuck: User's Guide?
06-07-2012, 08:35 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but butt tuck really means keeping the spine as straight as possible vesus too much curving because muscles are too relaxed. And this involves mostly stomach, hip, and thigh muscles (buttock muscles get affected but not directly used.)
I've almost worked butt tuck into my standing (just have to keep reminding myself), still trying to perfect it in my sitting, but I have no idea how to tuck my butt while walking. I feel like as soon as I take a step I lose my tuck. I'm short-torso btw. Does anyone have pointers in this area?
Thanks in advance.
06-07-2012, 08:48 AM
To start with, here's some great advice from Michelle: http://forum.t-tapp.com/showthread.php?74570-Help-experiencing-gain-when-had-losses&p=860220#post860220
And a short vid on T-tapp walking:
06-07-2012, 09:00 AM
You've got the right idea! Think of flattening your lower back against a wall. You use tummy muscles to initiate, but the other muscles come along, too.
Have you read Michelle's Curl Your Core tips? They really explain it well. Shoulder/hip alignment is key--lifting ribs more than a military shoulders back.
For walking, you won't be able to be as tucked. I had a hard time with that, too! I think of pulling belly button up and back to spine and lifting my ribs as I walk.
06-07-2012, 01:53 PM
Thank you both!
I already walk from heel to front, I guess I just to focus on keeping to the outer edges of my feet.
06-07-2012, 09:38 PM
Here is a great visual shared by Trainer Dantheman - http://forum.t-tapp.com/album.php?albumid=273
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