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    I’ve been researching T-tapp for a few months but held off getting started. I finally popped in the Basic Workout- I’m doing the instructional version this morning.

    I only made it through about 5 minutes before quitting. I’m so mad at myself!!! 2.5 years ago I was teaching kickboxing- after some health issues, I had to quit. I thought t-tapp would be something to ease me into shape again. Holy cow! It’ll be a while before I even get through the first instructional video!.

    Is there anyone else who has ever struggled like I am? Should I back up with a more beginner or senior video?

  • #2
    Due to adrenal fatigue tendency, I didn't buy the Basic, but More and I also continued with Senior Fit. But don't think that Senior Fit is easier, it is powerful. Take your time to learn. I cannot do a whole SF or HHMM workout for example. I always split it according to Trisch's advice (her blog). I am sure that other people will chime in.
    Whatever you do, don't stop T-tapping, it is a different kind of workout, I call it a method of movement.

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    • #3
      Hi, welcome to the forum.

      I started with More, too, and split my sessions to pbs+ 1-3 moves a day. Basic can also be split similarly or go longer as you are able to handle.

      I could not find or remember a post specific to splitting Basic but I hope this thread gives you a good idea: https://forum.t-tapp.com/forum/main-...-split-up-more

      Meanwhile, have you read these tips?
      https://beyouthfulnfit.com/some-basic-tips/
      https://forum.t-tapp.com/forum/main-...-•-¨%60-•
      Last edited by GreenGem; 08-03-2018, 08:49 PM.
      As I always say, T-Tapp is God-Given and God Guided. I am honored to have the opportunity to share what's been gifted to me. There is so much more woven within each of the T-Tapp exercise and special sequences within the workouts than just a means to lose inches and look good......

      So good luck....just do your personal best and you WILL continue to repair/rebuild from the inside out and your body will continue to look, feel and FUNCTION better too. - Teresa (April 12, 2018)

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      • #4
        Hello, Welcome...

        Because of you taught kickboxing and you know how to activate muscles and probably have good alignment and neurokinetic senses, T-Tapp is very difficult. As it works against your own ability and intrinsic muscles activation. The stronger you are, the harder it is. So, be happy about it is being difficult, as you will not really need to get another DVD, you cannot out grown your DVD. The reason we get DVD is because of boredom or new tweaks, or we are trying to get the new DVD to lessen the burden but still reaping the benefits.
        ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
        ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
        ISSA Certified Specialist in Corrective Exercise
        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

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        • #5
          This is awesome advice! Thanks! I don’t feel so bad about not getting through. The blog post from Trisch was a huge help.

          I’ve been through chemotherapy and even though I’m 2 years out, I know my body is still healing. I did a little kickboxing both during and after chemo and I was just burned out mentally & learned within 6 months that I wasn’t going to respond to it no matter how hard I pushed. This is really the first time since treatment that I’ve challenged my fitness. I’ve also gained 30 lbs as chemo put me into early menopause.

          Im not quitting, I promise! I’m about to body brush, actually.

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          • GreenGem
            GreenGem commented
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            Yes, be kind to yourself and your body. Progress while healing maybe a bit different but you will notice improvements. Keep posting and asking questions! If you're up to it, join the "6 Weeks to a New You" or "Habit Formers" threads {{{Hugs}}}

          • AlisaJDrury
            AlisaJDrury commented
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            Glad to hear you are not quitting. T-Tapp has been a huge challenge for me and I too believed I was in pretty good shape, despite my chronic back and hip issues. My brain wants to fight the fact that I thought I was in shape prior to T-Tapp. It is hard when you were in such good shape previous, but T-Tapp seems so "difficult" so you think "how come I cannot do this?" T-Tapp is so intense and definitely works from the inside out so it takes so much longer to see results, but it is worth it. I have been off the grid for a few weeks, but am back to tackle this. Welcome to the CREW!!

        • #6
          If you are just chemo, you have a lot of toxic build up, I will suggest you get a stepping workout (Posture Power Walk) or get the Brain Body Floor... You need the extra lymphatic to get rid of the detox flu.

          Stepping workout is similar to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycG7tTX9JV0
          ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
          ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
          ISSA Certified Specialist in Corrective Exercise
          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

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          • #7
            Please don't feel badly! Senior Fit is actually pretty intense. If you want to step is back a few notches I would buy MORE Rehab. It's 4 reps and the reps are done more slowly. You will still get a GREAT workout but it is easier to learn what to do, in my opinion. It also has more than one workout on the disc and nothing is more than 20 minutes, some are only 5, if I'm remembering correctly. It's a great value.

            It's usually a better deal to buy MORE and MORE 2 in a package than to buy them separately. They're both great and you'll learn a lot.

            Right now MORE is $55.96 with free shipping. https://store.t-tapp.com/collections...ant=6392432580

            MORE and MORE 2 is $69.50. https://store.t-tapp.com/collections...nt=17397006020


            So, depending on your budge right now, either would be a fantastic choice. I don't know anyone who regretted starting with MORE.

            Lisa. 46 years old.
            Homeschooling 4 great kids and nursing surprise toddler #5.
            T-Tapping since 2010, consistent since 2015!

            I got to meet and workout with Teresa in 2014. I am forever grateful to her and will never forget her.

            My Instagram https://www.instagram.com/soliloquy72/

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            • #8
              I made it through BW+ this morning with no issues! I don’t know if the instructional portion was too slow or what, but today I just did the regular workout at the end of that disc. I had to stop for a drink a couple of times and did slow down to check my form.
              I love body brushing!!!! My skin was so soft afterwards.

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              • Anna Lee
                Anna Lee commented
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                Great work! I would just like to write that it is good to do the instructional a couple of times in order to understand the form better. It does take time. Give it the time you need. In fact, like Ayj told me a couple of months ago: slow T-tapp is harder than the quicker. She didn't really put it like that. Maybe she will chime in and explain...?

              • GreenGem
                GreenGem commented
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                Ditto, it is hard work! It took me a while to understand and can't explain it well but going through the instructions at least 4 times can help build more mind body connections and better activation. I did have to chop it up to accomodate my fatigue.

                Also, read about the new tweaks: https://forum.t-tapp.com/forum/main-...the-new-tweaks
                Last edited by GreenGem; 08-10-2018, 12:54 AM.

            • #9
              The slow instructional is for your brain and body to connect the correct alignment and position. The slow movement makes you use the muscles instead of momentum...

              The Instructional 1 is more difficult than the BWO+. Senior Fit will also be very difficult if you use muscles the whole time.. The most difficult is Total Superslow, you have no chance to slack off on muscles and you cannot use momentum to complete your movement.

              If you are new, I suggest you stay on Instructional for 2 weeks. Instructional builds characters!
              ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
              ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
              ISSA Certified Specialist in Corrective Exercise
              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

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              • #10
                If you need to break the Instructional into shorter segments, feel free to do that! I find the instructionals to be EXHAUSTING and I'm a long-time Tapper! Also feel free to do fewer reps of any workout and just do them more slowly. Like AYJ wrote, you will have better form when you go slowly. If you're going to spend the time doing T-Tapp, you want to get the most out of every minute. That's how I see it, anyway.
                Lisa. 46 years old.
                Homeschooling 4 great kids and nursing surprise toddler #5.
                T-Tapping since 2010, consistent since 2015!

                I got to meet and workout with Teresa in 2014. I am forever grateful to her and will never forget her.

                My Instagram https://www.instagram.com/soliloquy72/

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