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    Originally posted by Ayj67

    I am a T-Tapp groupie, junkie and collector. That means I have almost every single DVD T-Tapp Store offers.

    Over these few years, when newbies are very happy with the results, invariably, "what do I buy next?" is the question. Before we go to the list, let's talk a little history of the workouts:

    Instructional 1 and Instructional 2 is all we had for years. These are the moves and the sequence that Teresa used to help many many models and supermodels, cancer patients and athletes. Actually, Instructional 2 sprung from Instructional 1, for more core activation, a longer workout (as some people really like to work out for a long long time).

    If you have good mind to body connections and you have mild muscle imbalance and some health issues, either Basic and Total will give you all you need. Basic is the Instructional 1 with less talk and less water breaks. Total is Instructional 1 and Instructional 2 combined with less talk and less water breaks.

    You don't have to buy another workout, you just need to know how to keep maximizing and optimizing with the same basic moves. You can come to the forum, we will dish out the torture for you. If you still want to buy, I understand.

    It is easier to group workouts into categories based on health conditions and needs:

    Track 1: The Young and the Restless - Instructional 1 & 2 (Basic and Total) - Never go straight to Basic and Total without going through Instructional 1 and Instructional 2 for 4-6 weeks, you need the reminders and the talk to build the mind to muscles and the forms.

    Track 2: Ouch, something hurts and it won't go away - More. More is the modified Total for people with injuries and maybe a lot of weight related joint issues.

    Track 3: Hormonal Hotties - I am hot, stressed out, hormonal and tired - Menopause Management - It is not just for menopause, it is for all kind of out of whack hormone (female, thyroid, adrenal). Since it helps the adrenal and lymphatic so much, it is also great for autoimmune issues.

    Track 4: I cannot feel my muscles - it is either I never activated my muscles or I forgot when was the last time I activated my muscles - Senior Fit. Senior Fit is a master level mind to muscle rebuilding sequence and it is safe enough for seniors. This is great for all kind of nerve problems, ADHD, mind to muscle blockage and people really cannot feel the muscles activation with Track 1, 2 & 3.

    Track 5: Level the Playing fields - Floor exercise. It is great if you have foot issue that standing is a problem, or if your torso is very short and lying down workout helps to curl your core. Critter Crunch, Hit the Floor, Ladybug, Tempo Lower Body, Hit the Floor Harder, Maxi Maxi Extreme floor.

    Track 6: I am RIPPED - I have big legs, calves, arms, ___ muscles that men envy, but all I wanted to have in Christmas is to fit in regular clothes off the rack. Debulking Sequence, Tempo Hit the Floor, Tempo Series standing workout (after you know how to do regular Total, Hit the Floor. Ladybug in good forms). Debulking is more difficult that fat loss, once the fat is gone and you have been doing T-Tapp in good forms, if the bulk is not leaning out, you need to practice good form and good activation in speed. Dense lean muscles requires good form, good alignments, good strength of continuous activation. DO NOT RELAX your muscles during your move when you want to debulk. If you cannot hold your activation, you are not ready!

    Track 7: Seven Heaven, we got 777 (hit a jackpot!) and we can have it ALL! - Yes, I don't have the NK connection, I have fascial pain, I have hurting back, hurting IT band and hurting periformis; I cannot do that much workout, but I want results and pain relieve with rapid inch loss. It is a tall bill, but Teresa knows how to make it happen. Brain Body Floor, then Brain Body Core Floor, then Brain Body Core Floor 2 (coming in a few months). It builds NK connection like Senior Fit, but you are on the Floor challenging your core. It is not nearly as hard core as Hit the Floor harder, somehow, you get even better results than Hit the Floor harder without workout harder. I cannot explain this phenomena, just buy it and try it yourself. I have not seen my waist this small since I was 16 and I have only done Core Floor 2 five times (twice in Burbank Retreat in May 2014 and three times in Safety Harbor Retreat in August 2014).

    Track 8: I am behind the Eight Ball!:
    a. Chemo or radiation: Senior Fit Floor Warmup (eventually progress to Brain Body Floor when you get better) is great for eliminating side effects and don't stop T-Tapping, More or Menopause Management or any stepping workout will also be great if you are up for it...
    b. Adrenal fatigue: Short Workouts (More Chair first) in More or Menopause Management. Every Other Day or Once Every Three Day. Eventually you will be able to do More, or Menopause Management, then you can decide if you want to go Senior Fit or Basic and Total.
    c. Auto-immune issues: take a pick of a. or b. above.
    d. Fibromyalgia: 8a, 8b or Menopause Management, or Senior Fit or Core Floor, depends on your stamina and pain level. Short workout everyday is better than long workout EOD. Fascial Fit (coming soon) should be the one.

    Track 9: Cloud 9 - Reserving for Fascial Fit - Coming Soon. Unexplained pain that is real from old injuries that does not show up on any X-Ray or MRI, yes, fascial as in myofascial pain. 80% of our metabolism is with the fascial... Various muscle imbalance and inhibition is related to fascial, you have to stretch it to heal. The warm up in Brain Body Floor, Brain Body Core Floor and Tempo Hit the Floor was marvelous, right? That is part of the moves from Fascial Fit. All I can tell you is, save up and BUY the DVD when it comes out.

    For Basic and Total Track: Tempo and Maxi Max is the heirs-apparent the next level, however, I recommend Total Superslow first and then Barefoot Basic before going into Tempo 8/10, Tempo Basic, Tempo Arms, Tempo Torso, Tempo Lower Body. Each Tempo has tweaks to bump the Basic and Total to another level corresponding to the body part that it is named after. After the Tempo, it is either the Ladybugs or the Maxi Max (1,2,3).

    For More, get into More 2 (or More 3 eventually) first before the Broom, then the Menopause Management before Senior Fit. Yes, you can move to Basic and Total, but maybe you don't want to. It is more important to do the workout modified and designed for your need. When done right, you only need one workout. Total will not give you superior result if it causes you more pain and swelling.

    For Menopause Management, when adrenal is healed and you are full of energy, move on to Senior Fit.

    Ladybug Workout, it is great for hormone management.... It is the Advanced modified Total, you have to do well with Total first before you use Ladybug (you don't have to go through Tempos first, but you have to do Total Superslow). Total Superslow is the Instructional for Ladybug Standing, Critter Crunch Floor/2 are the instructionals for Ladybug Floor workout. Maxi Max Extreme is slower than Ladybug but a lot less talk than Total Superslow and Critter Crunch.

    For Senior Fit, I don't see a reason to move on, just wait for the Senior Fit 2, of Sexy over 40, or Turn Back Time (coming soon) if you get bored, get More, More 2, Finger and Foot fitness, the Broom, Critter Crunch Floor.

    Floor Progression, seriously Critter Crunch Floor, then Critter Crunch 2, Maxi Max Extreme, the Hit the Floor Softer, Hit the Floor, Tempo Lower Body, Ladybug, Hit the Floor Harder (or Tempo Hit the Floor for Debulking) and the floor sequence in the Maxi Max. Brain Body Core Floor Track: Critter Crunch Floor, Brain Body Floor, Brain Body Core Floor, Brain Body Core Floor 2, Tempo Hit the Floor.

    Sitting workout: The sitting on the ground portion of the floor workouts can be use when you are in a tight spot (like a airplane seat). TappCore, TappCore 2 and More Chair are great sitting on the chair workout, that will pay dividend if you have a desk job or you commute a lot.
    TappCore is great for the children, and the instructionals are great. It is a great gift.

    Stepping: Stepping in the Tapp Core and More Step Away are both very nice shortened version of Step Away the Inches. Step it to the Max, that is stepping with core and side lifts.

    The Broom is the Clinic for More and for Stepping, it also will correct the trap dominance. Broom 2 is 13 mins, twice as long as More Broom. If there is such things as fun T-Tapp workout, More Broom and Broom 2 are the ones.

    If you need to practice tuck, use Tempo Arms, when you stand the T-Tapp stance for 14 mins, you will have no excuse to lose tuck to burn the belly fat. By the way, Senior Fit and Tempo arms burn back fat and trim the arms in different way, these two are my best back fat trimming and arms toning workouts.

    We have other warmup stretching and Finger and Foot fitness to address other circulatory need.

    Ordered More and TWO on 7/7/2010, Started tapping on 7/30/2010.
    2011 30 Day Challenge Less to Lose 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.
    ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
    T-Tapp Trainer in Training
    Last edited by Forum Angel; 04-06-2016, 12:39 PM.

  • #2
    So did you say the core floor 2 helped your waist the most, as small as when you were 16?

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    • ayj67
      ayj67 commented
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      Yup. Teresa has not released Core Floor 2 yet, we have been trying that in the prior few years' retreat and she is still fine tuning. If you want the best waist line, use the next best. Brain Body Floor or Brain Body Core Floor or Turn Back Time. Actually, last 60 days challenge in 2015, I got my waist down to 28 inches, that has not happened since I was 16. I have short torso (1.5 inches when I started, and now probably 2.5 inches rib to hip) and medium to big bone structure.

  • #3
    Core Floor is around 55 mins straight thru floor. Brain Body Floor has 3 sequence, 20 mins 20 mins 30 mins, very manageable, the best feature is the fascia stretch that fixes all kind of circulation, ache and pain and boost the metabolism (same beginning stretch is on the Core Floor and the Turn Back Time floor portion). Turn Back Time is the faster version of Senior Fit or First Step for the standing (37 mins). The floor portion is very similar to a mini remix of the Core Floor for 25 mins. I used all these 3 in last year's challenge and I won at my category.
    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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    • #4
      This information is AMAZING, now I know where to go from here. Thank you!

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      • #5
        AYJ67,

        I should have read this first before ordering Tuesday, but it is ok because I will have coupon from the book that I never used yet. Just to note, I am like you and a workout videoholic. When I find someone I like I want everything they have available so I can take advantage. However, I see that T-Tapp is special so it takes some thought to decide what works best for each person. It isn't about the workout but working out smarter. Because I have various issues going on at the same time (back/hip & surrounding areas - carpal tunnel or arthritis - menopause) I am not sure where to start and think now that I made a wrong decision Tuesday (out of excitement LOL)

        Tuesday I ordered Senior Fit and More 1 & 2 but in reading through the above, I am not sure if I will be able to do them just yet. I fall into Track 7 above but only because of chronic back and hip pain that causes glut, hip flexor and butt pain during and after exercising. I love to exercise and want to exercise it just causes pain (like cannot walk the next day pain) so I want to work out but smarter not longer/harder. It is better with the little bit of TTapp that I have been doing this week.

        Anyhow, in reading through this and looking at the videos online and seeing what workouts are included with each I think I understand that Total includes Basic, is that right? So I wouldn't get Basic and Total, just Total if I want both because that one includes Instrutional 1 & 2? That may have to wait though because in reading the above info regarding Track 7 and Track 8, I think I would be better off with one of the Brain-Body Fitness (Floor & Turn Back Time) OR Lady Bug Super Set OR Menopause Management OR Total Workout Super Slow? I haven't tried Basic from the book because it isn't written so it is easy to follow and do, but I am going to try and work through it (maybe in pieces).

        Thank you in advance for your thoughts and advice. So much to learn and so many videos to pick from. I have to learn to focus on what is important.

        Alisa
        Mother and Grandmother to a 7 y.o. grandson and 3 y.o. granddaughter
        T-Tapp Beginner 4/15/18
        Nutrition and Natural Health Enthusiast
        Studying Mental Health Counseling

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        • ayj67
          ayj67 commented
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          I don't see adrenal fatigue or stamina issue... you are good using any DVD. More is a great choice, it is adaptable to low adrenal or high adrenal. I started out buying the Total set (yes Basic and Instructional 1 and 2 are included in a set) and More at the same time I can do both competently but I love the More instructional so much more. Definitely fell in love with the short workout in More. I actually did all of them after More or More instructional. I do the short when I am upset at work too. My More DVD was in my computer bag when I was going to work outside of home regularly. For the past 6 years, I work mostly out of my home.

          When you get the DVD, just start using them, you might be completely fine and pain free with Senior Fit or More. Every single T-Tapp DVD are rehabs... Like every contestant in Miss Universe, everyone is a winner, the best is a matter of taste.

          Come talk if you have trouble or hard time or pain with anyone of them, we will walk you thru how to use it better for you condition. If you really need to use something else, we will tell you.

        • AlisaJDrury
          AlisaJDrury commented
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          Awesome Awesome Awesome Thank you so much!!! You ladies are just incredible!! I feel better now and cannot wait to get my DVDs so I can try a whole workout (or part of one in the beginning LOL). I am looking forward to pain free workouts and pain free walking/living. I have had a lot of back pain this week, thought it was me getting used to the exercises, but my period came. Severe back pain with that is a new symptom (last two months).

          And no I don't think I have adrenal fatigue (but I don't really know a lot about adrenal fatigue, just what I'm reading here) or stamina issues. With perimenopause I am experiencing heart palpitations (beating in my ears) when I exercise, going up stairs and sometimes random, but it passes pretty quickly. The *P* has given me fatigue in general, some SOB, chest pain (minimal), and the heart palpitations, but I think T-Tapp is helping that (and eat right).

          I do have some thyroid nodules that I see an endocrinologist for once to twice a year, but they aren't growing (I read your post about nodules and fibroids and will look for those supplements). And I know I have a cyst on the right ovary, possibly the left and severe scarring on my uterus that stumped the GYN. I feel like most of my issues besides the functional back/hip/groin pain are menopause related. I believe even my joint pain is menopause.

          Ok, I am sorry for being winded, but if I can understand what is going on with my body, I can work it out better and alleviate these symptoms. I am a mover and a shaker. Even when I feel down I try really hard to keep moving.

          TIA Alisa

      • #6
        Originally posted by AlisaJDrury View Post
        AYJ67,

        I should have read this first before ordering Tuesday, but it is ok because I will have coupon from the book that I never used yet. Just to note, I am like you and a workout videoholic. When I find someone I like I want everything they have available so I can take advantage. However, I see that T-Tapp is special so it takes some thought to decide what works best for each person. It isn't about the workout but working out smarter. Because I have various issues going on at the same time (back/hip & surrounding areas - carpal tunnel or arthritis - menopause) I am not sure where to start and think now that I made a wrong decision Tuesday (out of excitement LOL)

        Tuesday I ordered Senior Fit and More 1 & 2 but in reading through the above, I am not sure if I will be able to do them just yet. I fall into Track 7 above but only because of chronic back and hip pain that causes glut, hip flexor and butt pain during and after exercising. I love to exercise and want to exercise it just causes pain (like cannot walk the next day pain) so I want to work out but smarter not longer/harder. It is better with the little bit of TTapp that I have been doing this week.

        Anyhow, in reading through this and looking at the videos online and seeing what workouts are included with each I think I understand that Total includes Basic, is that right? So I wouldn't get Basic and Total, just Total if I want both because that one includes Instrutional 1 & 2? That may have to wait though because in reading the above info regarding Track 7 and Track 8, I think I would be better off with one of the Brain-Body Fitness (Floor & Turn Back Time) OR Lady Bug Super Set OR Menopause Management OR Total Workout Super Slow? I haven't tried Basic from the book because it isn't written so it is easy to follow and do, but I am going to try and work through it (maybe in pieces).

        Thank you in advance for your thoughts and advice. So much to learn and so many videos to pick from. I have to learn to focus on what is important.

        Alisa
        Alisa, yes, Total includes Basic as it is the first 15 minutes of Total. I would wait to get that one. And wait to get Turn Back Time because Senior Fit is going to be the "instructional" for that one. There are some differences on Turn Back Time but you will want to be familiar with Senior Fit first.

        LadyBug comes after you are familiar with Total. And with your issues, I would wait on Total and/or Total Super Slow.


        When you get your dvds, you can try either Senior Fit or MORE 1. Also be sure to initiate "tuck butt" with the core--belly button up and back to spine THEN tighten glutes, as that will equalize the muscle activation to hopefully reduce or eliminate the glute pain. For hip flexors, you want t arch your tailbone to the ceiling when you do Primary Back Stretch, but at the same time you are keeping your core activated to provide the resistance. You don't tilt your hips just to straighten the leg, you'll turn out the leg from the ankle, knee and hip to activate. If it goes straight, fine, but the ultimate goal is activation. That will make more sense when you watch the dvd.
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        • Debarbie
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          Anna I love the first steps! I sweat a lot and get really good mental clarity. I feel I have some ADD issues since menopause! Never had any of those issues before the hormonal stuff started.

        • AlisaJDrury
          AlisaJDrury commented
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          Debarbie, Yeeessss about the ADD. It is definitely a real symptom of Perimenopause/menopause. Good to know about First Steps.

        • Debarbie
          Debarbie commented
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          Yes the first steps really help me have better mental focus. And I don't feel they are over kill workouts at all. We could write a book on menopause symptoms lol
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