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  • Estrogen Trap - Health & Fitness Sports Magazine - October 2003

    Estrogen Trap - Health & Fitness Sports Magazine - October 2003


    October 2003 Issue

    The role of hormones and insulin in female fat development.
    By Teresa Tapp
    Most women can relate to fighting the ongoing battle against increasing fat that seems to begin in our 20s, accelerates in our 30s, accumulates in our 40s, and explodes in our 50s. Even though we may consume the same amount of calories and maintain the same level of exercise or activity, we seem to lose control over the formation of new fat.
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  • Hoe Downs by T-Tapp ..... Little move, Big Results

    Hoe Downs by T-Tapp ..... Little move, Big Results


    June 2003 Issue


    Although Prevention Magazine's June 2003 article called this movement the "2 minute Energy Boost", T-Tappers call it "Hoe Downs". And even though this movement is probably one of the fastest ways to boost energy and eliminate what's commonly called the "afternoon slump", it does a lot more.

    Why Hoe Downs? Growing up in a mid-western, farming community that had annual festivities with square dances, Teresa thought...
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  • Back Pain?? Relieve the T-Tapp Way

    Back Pain?? Relieve the T-Tapp Way








    Back pain has reached such epidemic proportions that it has become a factor of life for most people. It is now one of the most common disorders in which people seek medical help and the largest cause of absenteeism in the United States, Sweden, Great Britain, and Canada accounting for billions of dollars each year in medical costs.

    There have been many theories as to why and how back pain occurs. Medical scientific research used to state...
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    Last edited by teresatapp; 06-06-2016, 03:43 PM.
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  • T-Tapp Twist Spinal Sequence - Back Pain Relief
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    T-Tapp Twist Spinal Sequence

    "Twist, Reach 'n Roll - Spinal Sequence" for Strength, Flexibility & Alignment looks a lot easier than it is - be extra careful to follow form to the finest detail. This type of movement is considered to be comprehensive and compounded since it involves several muscles as well as anatomical isolation of the lower body from the upper body.

    Starting Position: Feet should be 12"-14" apart (under hips)...
    05-18-2016, 10:41 PM
  • Push/Pull Spinal Stretch - Back Pain Relief
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    Push/Pull Spinal Stretch

    Position 3) Hold right knee with both hands, tuck chin and inhale deep (through nostrils). As you inhale, "push" knees while you "pull" with your hands. Hold for 4 counts, then exhale as you roll spine down until head rests on floor. Form check: keep arms straight as you "push/pull.

    Repeat for a total of 2 sets with right knee and 2 sets with left knee. Finish with three Rock 'N Rolls.
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    05-18-2016, 10:34 PM
  • Reach, Half-Pull Combo - Back Pain Relief
    teresatapp



    Reach, Half-Pull Combo

    Position 2) Fanny remains in tucked position, elbows should be same height as shoulders, and the hands straight above the elbows at 90 degree angle. Form Check: hands and elbows should be as close to the floor as possible with chest out and shoulders pushing back. The vertebrae between shoulder blades as well as lower spine should be pushing flat into the floor; tighten arm muscles to set position. Do not relax arms on the floor.
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    05-18-2016, 10:32 PM
  • Tuck, Reach & Pull - Back Pain Relief
    teresatapp



    Tuck, Reach & Pull

    Position 1a) Tuck fanny to flatten lower spine keeping toes forward. Inhale deep (through nostrils) as you reach upward as far as you can hold for 4 counts. Form check: have fist with back of hands facing floor as arms fully extend until elbows are straight. Really reach to elongate spine and receive a vertical "separation" stretch of the vertebrae.

    Position 1b) Keep shoulders back with fanny tucked as you exhale...
    05-18-2016, 10:27 PM
  • Rock 'N Roll - Back Pain Relief
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    Rock 'N Roll

    Tuck chin inward to chest area, curl the spine and gently rock/roll as shown in these photos.

    Form check: use your knees and thigh muscles to "push" against your hands to initiate the "curl". Continue 4 to 8 times, you should feel the spine muscles begin to relax and get warm as circulation increases. For those who are a little more advanced, try to pause as you roll up without touching feet to the floor and extend...
    05-18-2016, 10:24 PM
  • Back Pain?? Relieve the T-Tapp Way
    teresatapp







    Back pain has reached such epidemic proportions that it has become a factor of life for most people. It is now one of the most common disorders in which people seek medical help and the largest cause of absenteeism in the United States, Sweden, Great Britain, and Canada accounting for billions of dollars each year in medical costs.

    There have been many theories as to why and how back pain occurs. Medical scientific research used to state...
    05-18-2016, 10:22 PM
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