Spot Reduction /Body Sculpting for The Short Torso/Long Leg Body
July 20, 2000
News: Women's Fitness International magazine will be available on August 1st; complete national release should be by August 5th. Delayed release is due to new staff, new printer, etc. resulting from new ownership. Those of you who have had difficulty in getting your subscriptions can now call 1-877-993-9946 – WFI's new staff will be able to solve any past problems. Canada will be receiving Women's Fitness International again so if you are a Canadian subscription holder, be sure to call 1-877-993-9946 to get your magazines delivered to you. I met one of WFI's new staff members, "Ashley", who is very helpful and answers the phone 9-7pm.
Check out www.t-tapp.com/mommyfitness/wenonah to see Wenonah's picture progress all on one page... she has lost 23.25 inches in 11 weeks. Congratulations Wenonah! You're a brave woman to post both your measurements and your pictures weekly as you regain your pre-pregnancy shape. Meanwhile, your message board forum has given inspiration, motivation and support to many women.
My book "Basics for a Better Body featuring the T-Tapp Total Workout" is still in production with a scheduled release date of October 21st. T-Tappers will be given advance notice with special discount via mailed newsletter and/or website. The book will be printed in four languages (English, Spanish, French and German) – each of the exercise movements from T-Tapp Total Workout will be explained in great detail so hearing-impaired T-Tappers can now use the videos and get ultimate results from correct form. For those of you not familiar with the T-Tapp Total Workout, it is a very detailed, rehabilitative, cardio, non-impact aerobic workout that sculpts the body with quick inch loss due to comprehensive, compound muscle movement done in specific sequence utilizing isometric isolations, linear alignment and spinal torque. It does much more than just burn calories and fat – it rebuilds primary body functions such as neuro-kinetic flow, the lymphatic system, the circulatory system and all elimination systems. It develops muscle density instead of bulk for "girdle" support of internal organs and spot reduction. Resting glucose utilization rate increases as well as base metabolic rate. Natural chiropractic alignment occurs both in spine and joints of the skeletal frame. There is no other workout like it – what you learn from the T-Tapp Total Workout will make all other workouts more effective. It works for everyone regardless of age or fitness level. Weight loss and/or weight management naturally occurs without any special "diet" and without spending hours at the gym. Discover the difference – there are three original T-Tapp movement sequences (each only take 5 minutes to do) featured in the article section (www.t-tapp.com/articles) – each deliver inch loss within 10 days. PLUS a new exercise will be added this Friday, July 22nd. All articles can be download/printed for free!
Contest winners: Congratulations to Vivian W. Jackson, Theresa McClanahan and Debbie"MadPratts" for winning their choice of Target Pop Videos: Primary Back Stretch for ultimate lymphatic health, fat burning and neuro-kinetic flow, T-Tapp Twist for trim torso and lower back health, or Organs in Place/Half Frog Sequence for ultimate flat tummy without sit-ups. Also Debbie Eckhardt, Laura Englyng, and Evelyn Driggers win their choice of Mini Max Workout Videos 1, 2, 3 or 4. Be sure to call 1-800-342-0717 or email your video selection with shipping address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Next contest drawing is July 30th for 6 more lucky winners!
Spot Reduction/Body Sculpting for the Short Torso/Long Leg Body: Ever notice how certain women tend to gain weight in their lower body while others tend to gain around their mid-section? We've all heard about "apples" and "pears", but there are more factors involved regarding female anatomical structure than just fat deposits altering silhouettes to resemble fruit. Previously I have discussed basics for body sculpting for those who have trouble keeping saddlebags, thunder-thighs and bubble buns at bay (the "long torso/short leg" body type), but there are just as many "short torso/long leg" women who worry about flat butts, thick waistlines and lower tummy pooches. However, all body types can maintain lean, lines with smooth silhouettes by comprehensively working their muscles layer by layer in combination with isometric isolations and spinal torque. It's really very basic; but first, let's understand some anatomical differences between "apples" and "pears".
If you refer to the article section of t-tapp.com (www.t-tapp.com/articles) you can view a picture of me (long torso/short leg) standing next to Wendy (short torso/long leg) in the Short Torso article www.t-tapp.com/articles/shorttorso. We both are 43 years young and have the same hip measurement (36"), but our bodies are completely different. By standing next to each other (with front, back, side and center views) you can easily see the differences. First of all, notice that even though I am nearly 7 inches taller than Wendy, the length of her knee-to-ankle is the same as mine. Look how close her last rib is to her hip (1 inch) compared to mine (6 inches). Furthermore, compare the length of our necks and the distance between our shoulder-to-waist. It's easy to see that her spine is much shorter.
It only makes common sense that Wendy, with less distance between rib and hip, has less room for her internal organs. In comparison, I have plenty of room so it is much easier for my oblique muscles to "cinch-in" and create a slim waist. Internal organs naturally fall "south" with age regardless of body type due to weak muscles and gravitational pull, but it happens faster with the short torso body frame. Even models with this body type worry about lower tummy pooch! Add childbirth and not only does the lower abdominal cavity expand, but so does the rib cage... and when you only have an inch between last rib and hip, a barrel chest/torso shape can occur. It is important for short torso women to maintain muscle strength between ribs or their rib cage will start to expand as early as the mid-30's! When there is only 1 inch between last rib and hip, it's especially important to "condense" the rib cage with strong muscles to trim the torso and slenderize the waist. Strong muscles have shorter fibers and will hold the ribs closer together – weak muscles lengthen and allow the rib cage to expand. When exercising inhale/exhale deeply, stretch, and do comprehensive muscle movements like T-Tapp Twist, Pull the Weeds and Advanced Hoe Downs. All 3 of these exercises are featured in the Short Torso article as of Friday, July 21st.
Another important factor is pronation of knee (a condition where feet aim outward but knees roll inward to inside of big toe). Since people with short torsos have longer knee-to-ankle distance, pronation is more common and they often stand/walk "knock-kneed". Unfortunately, when the knee rolls inward so does the hip (at ball joint of femur) and muscular imbalance begins. Soon knees start to hurt, abdominals start to "pooch" and fat starts to accumulate at inner thigh and back of upper hip. Why? Because inactivation of muscle tissue at point of insertion initiates atrophy. Furthermore, when muscle density decreases, the amount of glucose/fat needed decreases so greater fat accumulation starts to occur at affected areas (inner thigh, inner knee, above the knee and back of upper hip). But there is a way to regain control and sculpt/spot reduce the body!
Wendy discovered that it's possible just by using the T-Tapp technique known as "KLT" (knee little toe) along with application of isometric isolations during any exercise movement. Initially when pictures of Wendy were taken to demonstrate the short torso body type and to demonstrate T-Tapp Twist and Pull the Weeds, she had only been doing them for 2 weeks. Wendy is an active exerciser who does step aerobics with some weight training 3x a week but... look at the difference in her body (wearing blue/black workout wear) after just 4 weeks of doing T-Tapp Twist and Pull the Weeds! In fact, after seeing such quick results, she decided to learn the complete T-Tapp Workout for all over body sculpting. It was perfect timing, since her oldest daughter was getting married and Wendy knew that planning a big wedding would alter her ability to get to the gym. Unfortunately, Wendy only did the T-Tapp Workout five times because one week after the photo shoot her father-in-law died from a heart attack. Talk about stress! Weddings and funerals are two of the most stressful events in one's lifetime and Wendy experienced both within 4 weeks! But she didn't gain any weight and even lost inches just by doing T-Tapp Twist and Pull the Weeks (along with Primary Back Stretch) daily. So we took more pictures to demonstrate how effective these two movements are for successful spot reduction and trimming. Want results even faster? Do Advanced Hoe Downs as a bonus. Remember to concentrate on form and measure before you begin because after you do these movements every day for 10 days, you will experience inch loss in both your waist and abdomen! "Apples" Away! Good Luck!
Best wishes until the 30th,