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    Posted by mistressofthestretchmark 07-18-2004, 05:05 PM

    Ok, all along ive thought that I have hip pads, but upon conducting a search to determine the best excercise to target the area, it looks like i was wrong about having them lol. So...idk if i am LT, i think i am, always been hourglass, but so many "last rib" and "top of the hip bone" places i could pick to measure to and from. For sure, my knee to hip length is super long. But anyway, let me try to explain this deal i have goin on with my so called hips. Its like i have 2 hip areas. The first widening is at the widest part of my hip/pelvis bone. I have little pockets of fat here, nothin horrible, in fact a rather nice size proportionally speaking, but then they go in and theres like 4-6 inches of no curves lol, its just straight. At this point, my thigh hips, or saddlebags i guess we call them( is it bad if i actually like mine? Or does that just mean they are an undercontrol size?), to me just a natural extension of the hip, they start to curve on. So the lower half of my "hourglass" has like been punched in :P...i assumed these were hip pads, but posts mention they are on the back above the butt, but a profile shows the skin above my butt smooth with no fat bulges or pockets. Am i making any sense? Does anyone understand? lol i feel so silly. Ive had this since i had any curves at all, and at 15 i was a lil 5'9" size 1, i have long legs and always thought long torso as well, or maybe its the top of hip to crotch thats super long based on the reality of my camel toe situation, I have stared at any woman i can to look for this, i havent seen it yet. I thought it was cuz i was tall and my hip bonesare a few inches higher than my butt, so it doesnt make a smooth hip/butt/thigh transition, so i looked at models, but who knows if they are airbrushed...altho i dont notice when looking at them on tv, maybe they know how to pose to hide it, or maybe im just a freak :P It actually was more pronounced when i was skinny but it doesnt matter if im 115 or im 175, its always like that, even if im pregnant. When wearing a pair of fitted dress pants, i look fat ONLY because of the way they bulge out so high, if i lightly press in on them so they slope gently towards the start of my butt and thigh curves, i look so nice! I need to know how i can either get those pads down, re shape them (hello liposculpture) or to fill in that flat spot. And also, what are they called? Who else has them ( I know im not alone) Im at a point in my life(at tender age of 26) where idc what size i am, if i put on the bigger size ill actually look better. I know i could lose 30 pounds and look awesome with little cellulite, but i feel aside from the fat I look nice at this size(this means i look good in clothes but naked you can tell its fat)so this is actually my main complaint. In the meantime, i need like a thong, that is kinda high cut but has like 3 inches of waist band that covers the pads, in that super body shaping material :P This way i have no panty line ruining the view of my butt, and no pads ruining everything else. OK, so i know i just rambled like a flaky valley girl but i took energy pill this morning, so plz disregard the length and offer up any advice yall have



    Answered by Teresa Tapp

    OK ladies...the way to get rid of those hip pads is to do the following: TUCK BUTT with SHOULDERS BACK in perfect ALIGNMENT with the HIP JOINT!

    The problem is that short torso and combo-borderline short torso bodies tend to stand with shoulders slightly in front of their hips with pelvic tilt and butt out (body's subliminal attempt to make more room for those internal organs) This stance inactivates muscle attachments in lower back and abdominal area. When muscle attachments are inactivated THAT's where your body stores FAT. So always concentrate keeping shoulders back, tuck butt till you feel your tummy tighten and tighten those lats ALL DAY. Also try to remember NOT to lean head forward (you'd be amazed at how may people lead with their chin while sitting at their computer, while driving, even while walking)..which contributes to back fat too.

    Linear alignment is the secret to success in regards to body sculpting which is why it is one of the primary principles of T-Tapp.

    Yes You Can get rid of Hip Pads! The exercise move that'll do it? T-Tapp Twist. Want it faster? Then do two torque roll ups instead of one each time. (ie: twist for 2 cts, over in one ct, roll down/roll up, repeat roll down/roll up, then repeat entire sequence total 8 time. FORM TIP: keep opposite knee OUT when doing roll down/roll ups or your hip pad will get bigger!)

    Hope this helps .... this is just a sample of the detailed instruction per each move that is going to be in the book: T-Tapp, The Wellness Workout that Works.

    Teresa Tapp
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    homefire
    01-21-2009, 12:16 PM

    Okay, stretch mark lady, (LOL at the name!) since no one has even begun to address your question, including Teresa, I'll jump in.

    I have the same shape--know EXACTLY what you're talking about. I've always had a bulge above the hipbone, and that's what I've always considered hip pads. If they're something else, like you said, on the back, I've never had anything like that. I started wearing high-cut briefs because I thought maybe bikini panties had made a "dent" there, but it didn't help much.

    And I always had them, too, since I was a young teen, even when really thin. (Hated it in a bathing suit!) BUT they are gone, now!!!! My hips now have the nice smooth curve on the side that I always wanted, for the first time, and I'm 46 years old! So just keep doing the T-Tapp workouts.

    Any exercise where you stretch sideways is good for that spot--you can feel it if you really stretch it out and don't let yourself fall forward, though you might have to go slower than Teresa to really feel it. The reach that you do right after plies is good, and the Box, also all the Twisting moves will work on it, especially TTT, but do it slow and really focus on that area. Ladybug is great for this, because you do more TTTs and slower.

    And the saddlebags really get smoothed out by doing SATI regularly. That is THE best way to exercise outer thighs.

    I'm really not sure whether I built up the dented part or just lost above and below it, but I'm guessing a little of both. Anyway, I am happy with the results.

    And I'm also happy to find someone else with this weird little quirk in their figure! I've always felt rather alone in it! Best wishes for those curves, lady!


    ~Ronda~



    hipsnthighs
    07-11-2009, 09:33 PM

    Wow, mistressofthestretchmark was me, years ago! I forgot about this post, I'm guessing I had fallen off the wagon by the time someone replied, and now here I find it on a must read thread of Teresa's. I almost don't want to admit it was me I sound so silly. But I have determined that the double dips help, I'm pretty sure those really are hip pads & now that I finally figured out the butt tuck (I clearly did not "get" this until a couple of weeks ago, I always wondered why I never felt certain moves in my stomach like Teresa said I should!) I see how it really will help my hip pads, and my tummy too.


    JeanetteCA
    07-23-2009, 06:25 PM

    I also suffer from "hourglass hip area"! Before I started T-Tapp, my waist was 36", my lower abs (that include the hip bulge above my butt across my back) was 39", my actual hip bone then curves in and then back out for the lower hip area bulge before the start of my thighs. Looking at my total back view, I am definitely a "ladybug shape" with a "square, boxy" look.

    After 4 weeks of T-Tapp BWO+ and Ladybug Standing and Floor, I can see a difference! I was a stuffed size 14 when I started and am now a comfortable to loose size 12. If not for the hip bulge at the top of my hips and along my back, I'd be in a 10. My waist dropped to a 32 1/2" and my square boxy look is starting to change. The shoulder rolls have made a big difference in the slimming down between my shoulders and the base of my neck.

    I added the SATI (Step Away the Inches) at least every other day and am hoping this addition will burn away the remaining back fat and hip bulge issues. Have been faithful doing the alfalfa and skin brushing. My diet is very healthy God made foods, too.

    My question after all this is: What now? After a 10 day initial bootcamp, the scale isn't budging and the inch loss stalled after 2 1/2 weeks. I do SATI at least 4 times a week in the morning, Ladybug Standing & Ladybug Floor every other evening, Awesome Legs and Hoe Downs before bed most nights.

    What can I do to jumpstart the inch loss again?



    BlessedMama
    07-23-2009, 06:40 PM

    Let me get this straight--you are doing SATI in the mornings, and some evenings adding LadyBug standing or floor? LB standing or floor are considered full workouts by themselves and should only be done EOD. Not with SATI, too! You could do SATI on your in between days.

    I wonder if you're overtraining which translates into slowed to stalled inch loss (ask me how I know! )

    Also remember that although a very good thing, losing inches is a stress on the body and sometimes it needs to stop and regroup. Don't lose heart!

    And throw the scales OUT! Look at my signature line!

    Congratulations on the changes you've seen already! Back off a bit--remember--Less is More!


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    Piglet2u
    07-23-2009, 07:29 PM

    Jeannette, my naturopath/chiropractor said you have to change your WO up a bit every 4-6 weeks because your body begins to think your routine is "normal" and adapts itself ie adjusts your system to operate efficiently at that level. When you change up your routine, it kind of keeps your body on its toes. Does that make sense?

    I know for me it's about time to change it up a bit. I will stay with More, but I am going to add the mini Walking WO on the More dvd today.

    I think, like Trisch said, that you are overtraining. If you are willing to give this a try, try taking 1 week off and then got back into it, I'll bet you would see the inches start to fall off again. Your body would benefit from a rest. I"ll bet you this will work. But don't rest for more than 1 week or you mght have a hard time getting started again.

    Use your off time to read the newsletter archives and the must read threads and the Fit and Fabulous book.


    Piglet2u



    Lori French
    07-23-2009, 07:58 PM

    Originally posted by JeanetteCA
    What can I do to jumpstart the inch loss again?


    Go back to the Instructionals, use a mirror, focus on form one move at a time by doing it *better* not *more*, take more days off........ Just a few thoughts to ponder. But overtraining *will* stall inch loss.


    Lori
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      JeanetteCA
      07-23-2009, 08:28 PM

      I've been using the SATI as a cardio and arm workout (getting some movement for 20-30 minutes a day as I sit at a computer all day) Then the Ladybugs on the floor as a lower body workout - but not both on every day. Maybe a set of POP ladybugs on the floor before bed if I'm restless or my legs are in addition to whatever else I've done. I do take at least one day off and just float in the pool.

      I've lost about 11 inches total and am at a loose size 12. I weight trained for over 13 years and I know my body builds muscle fast so at this time I look very muscular with really cut legs and the arms are progressing great too.

      I just started to vary my routine yesterday by going back to the basic total body workout instead of the SATI. I'm 5' 4", 53 years old and 170 lbs. but with the muscle, I look more like 150. (The 170 really bugs me, that that's also down about 8 lbs. and I know I should ignore the scale...)

      I know it's working! I'm trying to be patient! But really want to get rid of the square back and weird hips ASAP !

      Thanks for all the tips!



      BlessedMama
      07-23-2009, 09:21 PM

      Whew! That makes me feel better that you're not doing two workouts a day!

      Sounds like you have a plan! I did mainly BWO+ and SATI the first 6 months of tapping and lost 4 sizes! I was a More to Lose then.

      I've been doing MORE mostly until about 2 months ago. I had to kind of restart due to several weeks off after a miscarriage last winter. I don't regret it, although it "feels like" I regressed. I know that really, I've just re-established the NK connections and am rebuilding stamina.

      If you're getting close to goal, it might take a little longer, maybe a little more attention to your way of eating (maybe you already do that). One thing I've realized is I'm not eating enough protein. Which makes me think I might be starving my developing muscle mass!

      Yeah, don't look at those nasty scales! I say their the devil's tool of torture for women! I lost 25 pounds then regained 10! I weighed 175 when I started (I'm 5'4") and was a size 22W. I'm a size 10 (well, I'm fluctuating between 10 and 12 right now! ) and weigh 160 pounds!!! Go figure!

      You can click my username and look at my T-Tapp progress pics in my profile if you don't believe me! Sometimes Ihave to go back to look at them, too! LOL!

      Just a thought to add to what Lori said: " focus on form one move at a time by doing it *better* not *more* " -- I'm doing Total Workout Super Slow with a friend, doing just the Basic Workout Portion because another friend is borrowing my Instructionals! We did just 3-4 moves a day the past few days and I am AMAZED at how I'm feeling it! My lats were talking to me today! And I noticed my hips seemed a bit smaller--and my slipping slip confirmed it! (it's an extremely low-riding one, now! ) It was SO tempting to go ahead and "do a workout" after she left, but my experience of a month ago taught me it's okay to "just" do those 3-4 moves.

      Lori's right! Read those Must Read Threads, get out your Fit and Fabulous book, read up on the moves, study them, apply the tips....you could spend a l-o-n-g time just on BWO+!

      And remember--the Instructionals are more than just for learning the moves--they are for establishing that NK flow! That's why you're supposed to be there dying while Teresa says, "Now while team holds position..." !!!


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      JeanetteCA
      07-23-2009, 11:52 PM

      Thanks so much for the insights! I looked up your pictures and they are inspiring. What a great family. I'm so impressed that you even have time to work out! God blessed my husband and I with one son who's about to start his first year of college. I own my own business going on 20 years now and find it goes in stages when I've motivated to make the personal changes I need to. I think because I'm in Orange County, California, summer really motivates me to want to feel and look good so this is the time I concentrate on me and probably do overdo it, but in September my business goes nuts with Christmas orders and I really want to be in a good place by then so that when my business goes nuts, I don't have to go nuts about my exercise - I hope to be in a maintain mode by then.

      I've been really good about my eating (doing the Let's Do Lunch plan since May) and I also have had to add in more protein than it calls for but love the God made, easy and healthy recipes and so does my family.

      Just two days ago I started doing the workouts in front of a full length mirror so I could concentrate on my form and "tuck butt" is something that I'm used to from other workouts so I really make that a priority to do always.

      Thanks and I hope to see some changes in the next week because of all the great input!



      Blissful
      07-24-2009, 12:11 PM

      I definitely have the hourglass hip area! BTW love that description Jeanette! I've always had it and all of my sisters have it and I think my Mom has it too!! just look at my pics on those rear views and it's clear as day! I think it's better, especially the thigh hip part but it's still there and the definite indentation between the hip pad and thigh


      Lucy



      JeanetteCA
      07-28-2009, 03:59 PM

      Blissful - I looked at your pictures and that's just what my hips look like! Unfortunately, I didn't have a waist and looked like a boxy ladybug from the back. But, I have lost 4 1/2" inches in my waist and my backside view is improving daily! Doing the Ladybug Standing and On the Floor I think has really helped redefine my backside!

      I took 4 days off of exercise and started this morning with Ladybug on the Floor. I dropped almost 2 pants sizes in 30 days and my curvy figure now is one I haven't seen in a long time - much better than hardcore heavy weight training shape I achieved in the past. I can't wait to see what my next 30 days results will be.

      I even went out and bought a bikini for my backyard pool to show off my 53 year old flat stomach and reappearing curves. My husband loved it! Not quite ready to wear it in public, but it was definitely a ego booster!
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        RoseTapper
        07-18-2004, 09:12 PM
        Just guessing here, but I believe you're probably a combo leaning towards ST/LL like myself. I'm a hair under 5'9", and my hip pads make my butt from behind look like a square (yuckkkkk!) -- you know wide at the hip pads and then a flat butt. However, from the side, my butt looks normal. I'm always hoping no one is looking at me as I walk away! As for how to make them go away, I know that in my particular case, I have to be practically anorexic for them to disappear so that my square butt looks more rounded. I think it is because of the short distance between the pelvis bones and the lowest rib -- we appear "wide" right below our not-so-cinched-in waists. I'm always thinking that if my torso were just a little longer, the pads would have nowhere to perch. As it is, there is that handy shelf made possible by the long legs and pelvis right below that darned short torso. Sorry that I don't have any suggestions for losing it. I just continue Tapping so that I'll lose weight from a higher metabolism -- eventually, I think that I will shrink those hip pads so that they they won't be so noticeable. I wish you luck, too!

        Laura H. (RoseTapper)


        Lori French
        07-18-2004, 10:42 PM
        Mis,
        I believe you are talking about saddlebags. They are on the side, not the back side, correct? The general T-tapp workout will in fact help to get rid of them. It will raise your metabolism and that will in turn help shrink them. Also helpful would be hoedowns and the SATI workout. Maybe someone else has thoughts to share.....

        Lori


        adarix
        07-20-2004, 05:56 AM
        I think by your description, I agree with Lori; those are saddlebags. TTN and BALANCE are two great moves that target that area. However, the total workout will tone every area of your body including the saddlebags.

        happy ttapping!

        diane


        yah2001
        07-20-2004, 01:39 PM
        I know what you are talking about - I have the same thing. It is like a hollow spot - a little bump of fat on top of the hip bone, then a flat spot with no fat, then a bump of fat ont he top of the thigh. If that flat "fatless" spot would fill in, the saddle bags would dissappear. I have no idea gow to fix it. Instead of 'spot reducing' it needs "spot expanding."

        yah


        mistressofthestretchmark
        07-20-2004, 05:55 PM
        lol yah..i think your right. I thought saddlebags were on the legs/outerthigh? I wanna get rid of the pads beneath my waist, or fill in that flat spot :P
        thx guys


        SandieST
        07-21-2004, 01:18 AM
        I know what you mean - I have the same shape (I'm a short torso), and I agree that it's not really saddlebags. Someone on this forum once described it as 'violin-shaped hips'. I thought that was a good description. It's probably just an inherited tendency to deposit fat in those areas. I just keep on Tapping, hoping for a major fat shift. <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

        - Sandie


        ratemaker
        07-21-2004, 10:22 AM
        I'm a short torso as well and these fat deposits are what we typically call "love handles" on guys, huh? I have the same problem...what's worse is that through T-Tapp my outer thighs have slimmed up pretty good and then suddenly, at where my waist is supposed to be on the side, there's a bump of fat. Go figure.

        Juanita


        teresatapp
        07-21-2004, 10:41 AM
        OK ladies...the way to get rid of those hip pads is to do the following: TUCK BUTT with SHOULDERS BACK in perfect ALIGNMENT with the HIP JOINT!

        The problem is that short torso and combo-borderline short torso bodies tend to stand with shoulders slightly in front of their hips with pelvic tilt and butt out (body's subliminal attempt to make more room for those internal organs) This stance inactivates muscle attachments in lower back and abdominal area. When muscle attachments are inactivated THAT's where your body stores FAT. So always concentrate keeping shoulders back, tuck butt till you feel your tummy tighten and tighten those lats ALL DAY. Also try to remember NOT to lean head forward (you'd be amazed at how may people lead with their chin while sitting at their computer, while driving, even while walking)..which contributes to back fat too.

        Linear alignment is the secret to success in regards to body sculpting which is why it is one of the primary principles of T-Tapp.

        Yes You Can get rid of Hip Pads! The exercise move that'll do it? T-Tapp Twist. Want it faster? Then do two torque roll ups instead of one each time. (ie: twist for 2 cts, over in one ct, roll down/roll up, repeat roll down/roll up, then repeat entire sequence total 8 time. FORM TIP: keep opposite knee OUT when doing roll down/roll ups or your hip pad will get bigger!)

        Hope this helps .... this is just a sample of the detailed instruction per each move that is going to be in the book: T-Tapp, The Wellness Workout that Works.

        Teresa Tapp


        PatG
        07-21-2004, 11:32 AM
        I can hardly wait for the book...so I can get rid of my ever expanding file folder of stuff I've printed off, or collected along the way!
        Pat


        SandieST
        07-21-2004, 12:50 PM
        Teresa, thanks so much for the form reminders - they come just at the right time, as I have been motivated by the T-Tapp Contest to really focus on form. Excited to hear about your book.

        - Sandie


        RoseTapper
        07-21-2004, 02:55 PM
        Teresa is so correct on this point! Because of the contest (and health concerns), I dove back into Tapping with a vengeance. One of the things I started doing six weeks ago was adding a 2-4 mile walk each evening with my husband using SATI form. I DO hold my shoulders back and down and engage the lats while TUCKING hard as I walk. I have seen a world of difference in both the fat pads on the hips and in my shoulders and back fat areas. Until yesterday evening, I didn't realize how much these areas had improved. I got out a mirror and looked at my behind (first time since I took photos for the contest) -- and, my golly, the hip pads and back fat are starting to go away! I find this amazing! So....girls, listen to Teresa -- her advice is gold!

        Laura H. (RoseTapper)


        debks
        07-21-2004, 05:02 PM
        AHA!!! Not leaning the head forward makes such a difference!! Thanks Teresa!
        I have the dreaded hip pads, but I've seen a great improvement recently. After reading Teresa's info here I did SATI and realized while I was watching tape I let my head fall forward, chin down. I pulled my chin up and immediately felt a difference in how much tighter I could hold my lats, which pulled my tummy in tighter too. I can't wait to see how much better this will work now. I'll be doing those extra TTT too!!

        Debbie in PA


        mistressofthestretchmark
        07-22-2004, 01:20 PM
        Wow Teresa thx for your input...I guess I must be a combo leaning towards LT. I cant really tell just from the symptoms of any certain body type because my body pretty much always looks the same and it well proportioned regardless of my size..I always assumed I was LT and I have no problems with keeping a flat tummy, even when I'm preggers lol, dont show at all til 5 months, I think cuz baby has room to hide. I think the part that is long tho is top of hip bone to crotch, rib to hip is min of 2 inches but I dont think its longer than 4...the twist definitely sounds like it would work the right area, however I always feel I am doing it wrong. I have a difficult time rolling all the way down while maintaining what I think is the correct form, maybe cuz my rib bone crashes into my hip bone lol, when I start to focus more on just keeping the opposite knee out, its definitely harder but I'm still not sure I'm doing it right simply because in order to go all the way down it seems like I hafta break form/alignment. Wow if my high school English teacher could see these run on sentences :P I can only get my hands down to about my knee before I seem to crash, and I can do one side better than the other because one leg is about an inch longer than the other, causing one hip bone to be closer to my rib than the other...Sould I just roll down as far as I can, is it possible for me to roll down farther while still maintaining proper form? Any suggestions on this would be helpful



        chercher1
        07-23-2004, 11:57 AM
        mistressofthestretchmark

        regarding TT Twist. It is more important to keep your hips forward, butt tucked and knees pushing out then it is to roll down as far as Teresa. It is important to stablize the lower body (this is your foundation) and then do the twisting and roll down and back up.

        It doesn't matter how far down you go. You want to go only as far as you can maintain hips forward and butt tucked. Every person is different some people can only go mid -thigh and that's okay.

        I am sure if you do a search on T-tapp twist you will find a lot more tips on this move but start with the above and see if you don't notice a difference.

        Cheryl


        Guest#17
        03-21-2005, 02:56 AM
        Wow! Teresa! This is phenomenal info! Thank you so much. I cannot wait for this book...when is it coming out? I have prominent hip pads, plus I hold my shoulders too far to the front AND I lead with my chin. You just described me to a TEE.

        Thank you thank you thank you..I'm gonna go do a set of double TTT right now.

        xoxo-
        Anna

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