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  • 2018 60 Day Challenge Support - Techniques and Schedules

    It is the time of the year again, we are kicking off the 60 Day Challenge.

    I don't know about you, I am going to start with a review of the basic stance. https://forum.t-tapp.com/forum/gener...-the-core-tips

    I will make sure I know how to activate my lats and put my lats in high gear. https://forum.t-tapp.com/forum/main-...have-in-common

    I will not forget to breathe. https://forum.t-tapp.com/forum/gener...west-breathing

    I know Trisch is going to add more things as you are asking questions. Let's talk.

    In general, I will kick off with a 4 days of bootcamp (Senior Fit or Tempo Arms... this year, I might kick off with Turn Back Time first. I have a lot of work and am working long hours).

    For New T-Tapper, here is some of the tips to peruse T-Tapp's and pick a DVD to start if you are new.

    www.t-tapp.com/try-before-you-buy

    If you are new, start with one of the beginner DVDs.
    Beginner DVDs are: 1. Basic, 2. Total, 3. More, 4. Senior Fit.

    In theory, the book is a starter program, but seriously, it is difficult to use the book alone.

    Teresa is also featured at T-Tapp Tuesday (a local Tampa TV channel), there are quite a bit of snips and pieces of clips going around. There is also a T-Tapp Central Youtube Channel. However, the best you can do is just to hunker down and use 1 DVD and keep getting back to it and be as consistent as you can. We have a T-Tapp Tuesday Thread that have some links.

    https://forum.t-tapp.com/forum/main-...t-tapp-tuesday

    https://forum.t-tapp.com/forum/gener...wbie-checklist

    https://forum.t-tapp.com/forum/gener...at-to-buy-next
    Last edited by ayj67; 04-16-2018, 04:22 AM. Reason: update links
    ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
    ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
    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

  • #2
    During this my first Challenge, I am starting with the Senior Fit Instructional, and I am wondering if the parts of the whole resetting ritual: the stance, then Mitten hands, Clap Aways, knuckled fingers/straight knuckled/straightthumbs and arms folded are all helping for the lymphatic system. What else? I think that it is, but I would like a confirmation, please. Detox tools, is that right?
    Last edited by Eliana; 04-15-2018, 02:57 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Eliana View Post
      I am wondering if the parts of the whole resetting ritual: the stance, then Mitten hands, Clap Aways, knuckled fingers/straight knuckled/straightthumbs and arms folded are all helping for the lymphatic system. What else? I think that it is, but I would like a confirmation, please. Detox tools, is that right?
      The reset:

      1. Yes, it really was for reset for newbie and oldies. When we are talking about old people who might have balance issue or a lot of flabs and still wobbly, some reset is necessary for them to get back to the correct stance and positioning.
      2. The Mitten hands is for the NK flow, as it goes, you will see some knuckle hand, Glee Hand (Thumb and index finger forms "L"), hang loose (middle 3 finger folded when the pinkie and thumb stretch out), Bear Claw in different versions of DVD... The older DVD is holding a fist or donut hand (index and thumb tip forms a circle), these are all for the NK flow and lats activation. From finger tips to our lats (going from finger to palm, to elbow, to bicep and tricep,shoulder and then lats), there is a meridian and there are definitely lymph line and ligaments, pinch and stretch or point our fingers when using the arms lats will do various things in activating the muscles, firming up, improve strength and flexibility, removing toxins, repair and rebuild, unkick blockage energy, get rid of old injuries, last but not the least, medications store at where the lymph flows the slowest (hand, feet and breast tissues). Normally it is not just Jazz Hand, there will be alternation with Jazz hand, we are actively alternating the activation and position.
      3. Clay away is definitely for toxins and inflammation relieve. However, if you do it well, it will tone your arm muscles and get rid of bat wings (I don't but some people have).

      Don't forget to read the thread above about Pinkie, Thumbs, Sternum and Lats... The next stage is how to activate the lats if you have built NK from finger tips to lats.

      Ok,. which "arm folded" are you talking about? At tricep curl or at TTT?

      ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
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      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.
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      • Eliana
        Eliana commented
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        Thank you, Ayj! By "arms folded" I mean tricep curl. I believe that the mitten hand and straight thumb at TTT are also for the lats.
        You wrote thtat the reset was for newbies (like me the) and older people. Does that mean that you don't do it anymore? What I enjoy a lot about the Senior Fit is the slow tempo and that I can get up my heart rate anyway and feel muscles work. Plus that I can feel brain/body connexions. Yesterday, a couple of minutes after I had finished my workout (SF Instructional), I felt like if there was "an open way" from inside the neck up to the brain. I don't know if it was that I had been so oxygenated or if blood flooded "more easily". Could I have felt the lymph flood there?

    • #4
      Of course I do the reset, it takes time, but I am not going to skip and modify... It is not mandates for us, and it takes a little more time to reset is, but it is good for us to focus and center ourselves too, so I do not deviate. If I don't have the patience, I will do Turn Back Time. I don't like to stop and just play with the remote.

      Tricep curl, it is for the lats and arms muscles activation, of course.. the more important feature is when you point elbow to your waist, your lats is activated and your shoulder blades are pressed into your back, you are opening up some lymphatic portal and the muscles movement will help dump the lymph into the portal for elimination and recycling. That is when detox is happening.

      At PBS. when we clasp our hand behind our back and pump and keep clasping and shoulder blades pressed in to turn our head and stretch our neck, we are draining the cranial fluid into the lymphatic portal too. I have shown one of my friend the T-Tapp stance and gave her a copy of Tapp core, while she was just doing the PBS at the neck stretch and head turn with the arms clasped, she was amazed that her sinus draining and got very excited about it.

      Wow, good job in opening up your channel whether it was energy, meridian, cranial sacral or just sinus.. My sister is an advanced Cranial Sacral therapist, CS believes in lymph and fascia, CS practitioners believe there is another circuitry from the back of the skull to the neck and radiate along the spine then connected to all the tissues and organs, that circuit cycle is like once very 4-5 mins and there is a flood of energy for 50-70 second per cycle. Of course, there is also the Chinese Meridian and the center of all is above the lips to down at the groin, and circle back from the groin up to the back of the skull. When we tuck, we can open up the channel for the healing energy. T-Tapp's tuck is very similar to the Chi Kung tuck. Funny thing, I am teaching a friend T-Tapp to improve his range of motion for an old shoulder injuries. Since he does Chi Kung, the tuck was no problem to him, his problem is with KLT, as Chi Kung stance is duck feet or more or less a narrow Piles stance. Oh, he has problem with lats activation of course, and he was totally loss at TTT.

      We can certainly just call it fascia and lymph flow.

      I think the fascia does go to the brain.

      In fact, I saw an article about a new organ 2 weeks ago... https://www.livescience.com/62128-in...ium-organ.html

      Not a new organ, it is the fascia and the lymph... This is one of the reason fascia fitness and brain body seres work so well.
      ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
      ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
      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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      • Eliana
        Eliana commented
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        First of all, thank you so much, Ayj for all this detailled info! It is so exciting and very interesting! It is so good to know why I do what. I understood that the reset had its function, but it is important for me to know exactly why.

        BTW, you make me want to buy Turn Back Time, but I will not do it -even if it is on the Tuesday Discount tomorrow Honestly, I think that I have DVDs for at least 5 years. I can still remember when I thought that it would be too difficult to order my first DVD from the US (I know that you remember that!)

        Anyway, I feel that I *can* do a better muscle activation when I do the moves slowly and SF helps me to do that. I do enjoy the mindful part of this T-tapp workout!! I must be more concentrated now as I have been 100% off the antideps for 5 weeks today, in fact. I regularly needed to do the SATI in order not to need to concentrate so much. I will of course continue to do that workout now and then, but I am pleased that my concentration has increased so much.

        Interesting about the sinus thing. I haven't really had any sinus headaches since I started to T-tapp, even during a beginning of a cold that has often stopped very quickly. I had my worst one the other week, but the throat infection didn't develop too much.

        A new organ, wow! We are marvellously created.

    • #5
      Hi Aurora, last 2 links on post #1 are "broken". Usually happens after editing a post, the html codes gets messed up.
      Main thing is to not overdo -Trisch
      Always do each movement to your own personal max ability - Teresa
      Be kind to yourself and listen to your body... Tomorrow is another day! ....This too shall pass...
      *Educate* *Motivate* *Elevate* - Teresa

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      • ayj67
        ayj67 commented
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        I relink, it is blue now.

      • GreenGem
        GreenGem commented
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        Thank you! You've mentioned several times your coming tough days with all the known stressors, I wish you well, especially during the challenge.

    • #6
      Hi AYJ,

      I currently have in my cart (but have not pushed confirm to order yet) Amazing Activation Set (60 Day Challenge special), and Basic Plus w/ Step Away (because I love walking and inside walking workouts). BUT I am really wondering if I should start with SeniorFit or Basic? I have the book, but it is hard to follow since you have to read, then try, read then try etc. I have some rehab issues (chronic back and hip pain), less than 40 to lose (about 20), and am 50. Thank you in advance for your advice. I know you are busy this week so do not feel pressed to respond right away. I will continue through the book, practicing hoe downs, and the stretches under the getting started thread. I figure as long as I am practicing everyday or every other day I should be good for a week or two right? I am so used to exercising everyday it is hard to break that practice.

      Thanks again.

      Alisa
      Mother and Grandmother to a 6 y.o. grandson and 2 y.o. granddaughter
      T-Tapp Beginner 4/15/18
      Nutrition and Natural Health Enthusiast
      Studying Mental Health Counseling

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      • #7
        I'm not ayj but yes, you would be okay to continue what you planned. As for your question, Senior Fit might be a better choice. The slower pace and thorough instruction are excellent and the modifications will help rehab your back and hip. I have split it up so if the length is daunting just ask and I'll link you to a blog post about it.

        The floor warm-up in Senior Fit is also great for helping relieve back tightness and pain.

        I'm in a major catch-up mode but I'll be in and out to try to help answer questions!
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        From a 22W to an 8!

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        • ayj67
          ayj67 commented
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          If you have no balance issue, no nerve issue, has been active and has done some sport eons ago, you will be fine not using Senior Fit, but Senior Fit is our new gold standard, and so therefore why not?

          Regarding the DVD, pick the deepest discount... There is this discount kiting thing, it used to, when we order a beginner DVD, 6-8 weeks later, we get a 50% discount on 1 DVD (not a set, just 1)... So, you order then. If you don't see these special discount, just watch for the monthly bonus pack sales or the Deep Discount Tuesday.. So, set your priority straight and pace yourself, understand your priority list for what you can do now and first and what are the progression workout for the category you are in. Discounts will come again, and in fact, sooner than you realize our Black Friday discount is here.

          My deciding factor for you is how much time you want to spend on doing workout a day and will you be able to be consistent with that DVD. If you only want to spend 20 mins a day, then don't pick Senior Fit, as you will be hating it for how long it is when you are going to do it everyday.. You will be better off by getting the best out of Basic and take Trisch's class.

          Every T-Tapp workout rehabs... So how horrible is your condition? If it is just minor old injuries, Basic will do. My little sister used Tempo Basic to rehab and lost 4+size within 1 year. She was consistent, like 5-6 days out of a week on Tempo Basic (as that is her attention span) and T-Tapp stops the pain. She was not able to stand up straight and lift her elbow above waist, she was bend and slanted after a shower. T-Tapp fixed what her vocational therapist cannot (for a year). I have all the DVDs and I gave a whole set to my sisters, all she does for the last 7 years is Tempo Basic.

        • Eliana
          Eliana commented
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          Ayj, I joined the links to our discussions about SF somewhere where I was conversing with Alisa. There is a lot to learn in that DVD Full muscle activation even if it can take time to build up the stamina to do a whole SF workout. Won't it be a good start for Alisa? Then adding the Basic Plus with Step Away is perfect to start, isn't it?

        • ayj67
          ayj67 commented
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          Eliana, there are so many good things, it all depends on how much time we have and what kind of stamina we have. I know my sister cannot handle Senior Fit, 16-18 mins is what she wants. You will tolerate HHMM for how lymphatic it is, that she said she can sleep 2 hours and be fine if she spend another 10 mins doing HHMM. Still, with the whole collection of DVD (I bought everything at the store x 2) for her, she does Tempo Basic 95% of the time.

      • #8
        Hey ho sixers. Still hanging in here...by my fingernails! Trisch, I need to ask you about this little beauty. It seems that this came out as a Beta digital workout and believe me, that cured me of digital workouts. But I remember that Teresa mentioned that it was coming out "in March" on DVD. First Step Fascia Fitness is on sale now but there's a caveat. Good idea to be familiar with FSFF #1, 2, 3 & 4. Huh? And how does FSFF differ from Turn Back Time? Thanks!
        Penny Nelson
        Pure Northern Michigan

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        • #9
          Penny, if you mean when the First Step first came out on digital, that was a different platform than she has now. AND since last fall there have been more glitches solved on the digital store. Not all T-Tapp's fault. Took a bit of digging to find the issue--Brian's a genius!

          FSFF is like level 5 of the First Step series, although I personally feel it's like level 15! LOL! I do like it though! It will have some similarities to TBT, but is a tad slower paced AND it has new moves in it. Have you seen the preview on YouTube?

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUkKbgapdmE&t=54s
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          Master T-Tapp Trainer in Indiana, certified in all workouts!

          From a 22W to an 8!

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          • GreenGem
            GreenGem commented
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            Is the Bone Density Lat Pull from this series as well? TIA.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oY6_04nMhk

          • BlessedMama
            BlessedMama commented
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            Those are on Senior Fit and all the First Step Workouts, but First Step Fascia Fitness is closest to that variation.

          • GreenGem
            GreenGem commented
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            Thanks Trisch. I'm really loving all the Berei Videos... can't wait to be in More 2.

        • #10
          Thanks for the explanation. I've decided that the best workout is the one I'll do and heaven knows, I have quite a collection. So I'm doing TBT this morning and then get on with my day. Make sense? I just do not trust the digital ones being reliable. Spent my money once and to do that again would be foolish in my book. Sorry about that Ms. T, but that's what happened. How I wish these were on dvds.
          Penny Nelson
          Pure Northern Michigan

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          • BlessedMama
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            I understand, Penny! You could always "rent" one for 5 days ( I know First Step 1&2 you can rent for $4.99) to see if it would work or not. I don't know if there is an option to upgrade to purchase or not as I've not done it, but just as an FYI for the future. To be honest, it has worked well now, there is a UScreentv app and the only time it doesn't work is when your internet is slow. I live in a bit more rural area with Broadband and I never even have choppy streaming anymore unless my internet is an issue.

        • #11
          Hi all, I've started by using Basic Workout Tempo. I really like it. I will probably want more eventually, but this is good for me at the moment. I've had a ton of stress in the last year and am just now "coming out of the mire" so am being very careful to not stress myself as I recover emotionally and physically. Is there another program I should be looking at? Is BWOT okay for the challenge? I'm so glad to be here and doing this!

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          • BlessedMama
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            Yes, that's correct. You can walk and use the elliptical as well, but workout-wise, only T-Tapp.

          • Dawnee62
            Dawnee62 commented
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            Thanks, Ayj! I'll try to find your sister in the success stories. I wish there were more workouts available digitally. I really like opening my tablet wherever I am and doing a workout. :/

          • ayj67
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            Dawn, Basic Super Set is tweaked with fascia fit adaptation, more or less like Basic Superslow, you can get that on digital. In fact, I order that for my sister, and she will try it. Oh, her name is Ruby (Asian woman). There is another Ruby from time to time.

        • #12
          Awesome...thanks for the tips Ayj!

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          • #13
            I have soon been doing my four fav moves every morning for a whole week. They became my fav ones in December when I started on a regular basis (only with the book and some Youtube videos). During mid-Feb until the end of March, I didn't really do them all four, and on lighter days (no workout) a PBS wasn't enough to relieve the arthrosis in my neck.Somehow, I think that I need this just like I need to brush my teeth. Taking care of my neck by moving instead of painkillers (but I haven't taken painkillers for my neck for years now).

            Last edited by Eliana; 04-18-2018, 02:25 PM.

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