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  • Why T-Tapp Works -- Real Results

    Originally posted by Sherry 12-28-2003, 05:26 AM
    I was so surprised to see that WW is already in the hands of subscribers so I know there will be several different threads welcoming all who wish to try T-Tapp. Welcome aboard!

    This is a thread about why T-Tapp works in general terms. There will be another thread where you can post your results. And, feel free to jump in and post why T-Tapp has worked for you.

    As for me, I lost 34 to 36 inches in about 18 months. I've now been doing T-Tapp exclusively for 3 years and find it far more challenging today than when I started. That is good news!

    So, why does it work? There are many reasons but the simplest can be summarized in a few key points.

    1. It is about muscle density, not dieting. Dieting does not change metabolism. In this context, diet means cutting calories or some food group with the objective of losing. A diet will not change your metabolism. It takes building muscle density to change how MUCH fuel your body burns versus stores as fat. T-Tapp builds muscle density faster than any other exercise regime I've experienced, including weight training. Muscles burn far more calories which lets you enjoy food more.

    Teresa does recommend an approach to nutrition that she calls "God Made/ Man Made". You don't eliminate or count anything. I'm sure others will be posting lots of info about this approach to eating. In general, you eat what ever you want that is naturally occuring in nature for 2 or 3 days and then enjoy 1 day that includes man made foods. This is an extremely effective way to improve your nutrition, feel better and accelerate your inch loss. You can have all the protein, carbs, veggies, meat you want on GM days -- just eliminate processed foods such as breads, pastries, pastas. You can have the latter on MM days.

    2. T-Tapp uses compound muscle groups comprehensively. Lots of words there ... so what do they mean? Seems to me that nearly every muscle of the body is used in virtually each and every T-Tapp move. By using multiple muscles in a single exercise, that means compound muscles.

    Better yet, targeted muscles for a particular exercise are worked comprehensively -- from attachment to attachment. This means that muscles are worked the full length literally from insertion on the bone to the other end. In comparison, weight training works only the belly of the muscle. By working the full muscle length, we can build bone density without weights and build long, lean, dense muscles without bulk.

    3. T-Tapp rebuilds fat-and-calorie-buring-inner-core muscles. You may have heard of the 'inner core'. So what does it mean? The inner core typically means all the muscles everything between the belly button and the spine. T-Tapp works all these super strength building, slenderizing and fat-burning muscles.

    4. T-Tapp maximizes the lower-end of the fat-burning "target heart rate zone". You may have seen target heart rate charts on your fitness center walls or read about this along the way. T-Tapp works to keep your heart rate in the super-fat-burning range of this zone. Teresa incorporates the equivalent of brief 'wind sprints' through the workout. Examples include plies and hoe downs, moves which quickly elevate the heart rate and then bring it back down to the more sustainable fat burning zone.

    5. You can do it anywhere. It takes no equipment and maybe 4 square feet of space at most. BUT, most people must do the workout 3 to 4 times a week to lose. Many can drop to 2 times once on maintenance. I personally find that I need 3 times a week to maintain. With 4 workouts a week, I continue to tone and trim.

    6. NO IMPACT, NO EXCUSES. T-Tapp involves no dancing, no equipment, no weights and no impact. YES, no impact. Any one of any size can do this workout. Your range of motion may vary but as long as you go to your personal max, you will reap the benefits. This is also true of limited range due to illness or injury. This is also why the workout is rehabilitative.

    7. Tips to succeed are easy to remember. They are:

    a. Go to your personal max
    b. Workout every other day or 3 to 4 times per week
    c. REACH as far as possible in all moves.. this ensures muscle engagement
    d. Alignment is key. That means toes to feet, feet to knees, knees to hips and hips to shoulders. It also means shoulders to elbows to wrists or hands.
    e. Torque to maximize pulling both ends of the muscle against the bone. More on torque later. This last tip to successs may sound like the most mysterious but it isn't really.

    More later on how to succeed with T-Tapp!


    Sherry
    "Retired" T-Tapp Trainer



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    pww818
    12-28-2003, 10:18 PM


    Well, DUH!! Just had an AHA moment! After all these months, I didn't quite get the connection between plies and hoe downs being equivalent to wind sprints. That makes so much sense...and of course when you do your max on those, you are breathing heavily!!

    Thanks for the insight and welcome to all the WW folks.

    Pam


    boo23
    03-04-2004, 02:50 PM

    Sherry, thanks for the real results as to why TTAPP works. I have been away from tapping about a year and a half, I guess you may call it discouraged because I didn't feel as if I was succeeding. However, now as I look back there is nothing that toned my body or made me feel as good as TTAPP and I was even much smaller than I am now. Of course now I have to start from the beginning again, I am on day 10 of a 14 day BC and I truly feel great. It takes a hard head to realize that there is nothing better than TTAPP. My oldest son told me that I looked great when I was tapping and should do it again. He is right. No losers or slow losers eventually you will reach your goal, your body is going through changes
    and it will reflect on the outside. I'm sorry I had to learn the hard way. Keep tapping.

    Kimberly in Mia, Fl.


    Heather73
    01-01-2007, 05:15 PM

    Hi, I really appreciate your post, Sherry!

    Thank you.

    quote:1. It is about muscle density, not dieting. Dieting does not change metabolism. In this context, diet means cutting calories or some food group with the objective of losing. A diet will not change your metabolism. It takes building muscle density to change how MUCH fuel your body burns versus stores as fat. T-Tapp builds muscle density faster than any other exercise regime I've experienced, including weight training. Muscles burn far more calories which lets you enjoy food more.

    I did want to comment on this point--if it is okay.

    Dieting CAN change your metabolism. Usually for the worse. Cutting calories appears to cause a metabolism shut down. I am not an expert, but my suspicion is that this happens because much of the weight loss on a low calorie diet is muscle--and less muscle means fewer calories burned. Anyway, just wanted to point that out because I have noticed that many people seem to report having to cut calories repeatedly after starting on a lower calorie way of eating...

    ~ A Happy Tapper! ~

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