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    This year, I have been learning so much about T-tapp, especially here on the forums and in particular from Trisch and Ayj. I enjoy variety so I have been switching between - mostly - parts of SF, 1/2 HHMM, some More, BBFF, PPW so I am still learning them. I have my morning routine with Stance, Clapaways, Spiderwoman and Lat Pulls that wake me up very nicely????! I have only done one short 4 day-bootcamp with short workouts from Debulk. Right now, I am in a new EOD schedule, my 2nd week of more lymph pumping: 1/2 HHMM or PPW that I did today. I will try to continue doing a short workout (broom or stepping on lighter days). BTW, I think that I remember that BBFF is also very lymphatic, isn't it?

    You who are T-tapp trainers, 1) would you agree that varying is fine? *But* also that 2) it can be good to concentrate on a kind of workout for some weeks. I am not talking about doing a bootcamp of HHMM or PPW, but 3) what could I expect with a couple of weeks of more lymph pumping than full muscle activation? I do not want to bulk my thighs, 4) could that be a side effect from "too much" lymph pumping if that is ever possible? I know that I will get in some SF if I feel that I need it for my brain and BBFF #2 for some nice stretching. 5) Would you say that some muscle activation per week is a "must"?? 6) I have learnt that the lymph pumping is the best detox method. Could it be "normal" to get headache while concentrating on this part in T-tapping? 7) Is it normal to get very hungry too? Thank you so much for any input and replies about this.

    You who are T-tappers like me, feel free to chime in too. Tell me your experiences.

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    I'm glad you're stronger and enjoying more variety, Anna Lee!

    1-- Varying is totally fine. You've laid the foundation so it's not like you're starting out. We advise sticking with one at the beginning to help connect or strengthen brain-body connections.

    2-- And yes, it can be good to concentrate on a particular workout or workout variety (stepping, floor, standing, etc)

    3-- You are always doing full fiber muscle activation. Some workouts focus more on it than others, but remember, Total Workout was the original workout. Actually the Instructionals were! And it was still full fiber activation!

    4-- The only thing more focus on lymph pumping (which actually the muscle activation, especially fascia focus will enhance!) might be more detox from "gunk" getting pumped out of the dark recesses of your lymph nodes. So you might have a bit more nausea or light-headedness. Drink plenty of water! Maybe add some lemon to it, too.

    5-- As I said earlier, all the workouts will activate muscles. Some may focus more on a particular area of the body (upper, lower, torso), others might be a bit more lymphatic (stepping), and others more fascia focused, but you will still activate even if you did only stepping workouts, for example.

    6-- Yes, very normal! I recorded classes today plus had a client session. Due to messing up on the recorded class I had to start over (I was almost done!). So I ended up working out for about an hour total this morning! Not my norm and yeah--I have a bit of detox this evening! No doubt the extra carbs and sugar foods for Thanksgiving contributed!

    7-- YES! You are building some serious muscle and you need to feed those muscles well! Just be sure you are eating quality protein, carbs and fats (plus plenty of fruits and veggies).


    I hope that answers your questions! If you still have more, please ask!
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    • Anna Lee
      Anna Lee commented
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      Thank you so much for your answer, Trisch!! I just hope that I won't build too many muscles. Maybe I should concentrate less on the full muscle activation in the stepping workouts??

  • #3
    I hope this helps.

    1) would you agree that varying is fine? ayj:Varying is always fine, there is always the boredom that you have to deal with.

    2) it can be good to concentrate on a kind of workout for some weeks. I am not talking about doing a bootcamp of HHMM or PPW, but ayj: Sometimes if I want to polish my floor movement, I will just do all different floor workouts. Like a few days of Critter Crunch Floor, then a few days of Ladybug, then a few days of Tempo Lower Body when I first started, they are all sharing similarity and difference. Sometimes the brain clicks better with the similar techniques and similar positions in different speed and activations. Sometimes I just do all kind of brooms and stepping from different DVDs.

    3) what could I expect with a couple of weeks of more lymph pumping than full muscle activation? I do not want to bulk my thighs, ayj: I am not sure I understand, every single T-Tapp workouts is lymphatic with full muscles activations. How much lactic acid or wear and tear depends on how long and how much of your movements is static, the number of repetition and the duration you do your workouts. Inflammation in excess of what you can process before the exercise is over creates the fatigue and soreness, this is also dependent on the current state of your health (adrenal and elimination). If you have little stress and inflammation, your body is going to cope with the extended exercise and wear and tear better than when you are already sick, fatigue, stressed and inflammed. I will suggest you not to ever take your body as a constant, always respect the feedback from your body during your workout and call it quits when it is wise to do so. If you do full fiber activation and do not do more than you are fatigue, you will not bulk up, no matter how many days in a row you do the workout. The only way to bulk up is to create more wear and tear at fatigue state and continue to drag your arms and feet to go thru momentum when the full length fiber activation is lost. You are going thru the movement with just the belly of the muscles. You will gain on the thighs 100% of the time. Bulking of muscles is isotonic muscle activation not using the full length from origin to insertions. Men do this kind of things all the time by exercising to the point of failure, adding more and more weight and more and more repetition to create excessive wear and tear then the muscles will bulk up during the repair period with proper nutrients and rest.

    4) could that be a side effect from "too much" lymph pumping if that is ever possible? I know that I will get in some SF if I feel that I need it for my brain and BBFF #2 for some nice stretching. ayj: not sure I understand this question or the above answers your question... There is no such things as too much lymph pumping. When you pump your lymph, you improve the waste elimination and nutrient absorption, there is no down side in lymph pumping. There is only downside when performing more repetition when you are fatigue (unless bulk is desired, don't get me wrong, if you want more glute muscles, do enough glute moves till it burns and so that you will grow larger glute muscles). When sculpting your body, we lean out and lengthen certain area and when we want to be more endowed, we do more bulking at that area.

    5) Would you say that some muscle activation per week is a "must"?? ayj: muscles activation is a must for every workout, it is just how much and if you want to lean out or bulk up would change up your workout choice.

    6) I have learnt that the lymph pumping is the best detox method. Could it be "normal" to get headache while concentrating on this part in T-tapping? ayj: LOL, you cannot detox if you don't already have the toxins. I hardly ever get headaches ever, with or without workouts. So, once again, drink enough water and do not engage in getting more toxins than you already have. Try to get rid of the toxins before your workouts. Teresa always said you cannot give what you don't have (in terms of love and knowledge), in this case, you cannot get rid of things that you don't already have.

    7) Is it normal to get very hungry too? ayj: Yes and no. I only have hunger when I have bootcamps... When I eat enough and after a while, even during a long bootcamp, no hunger pangs. Hunger is normally the first 3-5 days in a bootcamp. Maybe assessing if you are really eating enough is a better idea if you are always hungry. If you have been doing T-Tapp for a year, you would have built some muscles that you are not aware of, and muscles burns more carb 24/7. You will be eating more by default.
    Last edited by ayj67; 11-28-2018, 01:06 PM.
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    • ayj67
      ayj67 commented
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      I am glad that I am not saying thing that is that different from Trisch's. I hope we explain it well enough with different twists.

    • Anna Lee
      Anna Lee commented
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      Ayj, thank you so much for your reply. You and Trisch are completing your answers so well!! If I understand well, what is not good is not overdo My muscles sometimes burn, for example my thighs when I do Pliés in HHMM. Does that mean that I will bulk? I often pause for 15-30 seconds and drink when I feel that, sometimes I do some extra kick kick step step. I have less headaches overall, but now I document them according to your advice a couple of weeks ago. I write down the pain level 0-10. BTW, a banana helped me to get relief last time!!

  • #4
    So, as a summary in one sentence, we could maybe say: "Moving in the mud while finding our sweet spot will help us to lean our musles rather than bulking them." What do you say about that, ladies??
    Last edited by Anna Lee; 11-29-2018, 01:00 PM.

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    • ayj67
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      Moving thru mud is creating your resistance, and you are actually using the muscles instead of momentum. Leaning out is with using the muscles from origin to insertion of the muscles, that is full fiber muscles activations. You are using the whole length of the muscles. For example, full fiber activation for the legs would be from your toes to your help, every single cm of your muscles along that length is being used and activated at the same time.
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