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    I've been having back issues: the chiropractor says my sacrum and right hip bone are getting "hung up" on each other. I couldn't tell that anything he did was helping me, but I did get out Brain Body Floor Fitness with the 3 sequences. I am getting some real good out of it, especially sequence #1, doing it 3 -4 times a week with sequence #3 thrown in occasionally for "extra thigh help". Life is not perfect, but I can function as long as I am doing this sequence #1. But I haven't been doing standing workouts. I grieve not to be able to do my favorite standing move, T-Tapp-Twist very well anymore without pretty bad pain. (I have noticed how important it is to "press" those hands together, though, and lift up out of the hips. It does help.) Anyway, it occurred to me that maybe the floor workouts aren't weight bearing. Bummer if this is true. What do you know about this?

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    I am curious to see the response. I have the same issues. Are you questioning weight bearing in the sense of bone health or muscle strength?
    Mother and Grandmother to a 7 y.o. grandson and 3 y.o. granddaughter
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    • #3
      Floor workouts aren't going to be as "weight-bearing" as standing, of course. But you are still moving against gravity while on the floor and pressing your body (or parts of it) into the floor often. And for now, it sounds like what you need!

      For T-Tapp Twist, when you can do it in the future, try doing it in a chair to start. It will stabilize your lower body. You also won't twist as far, but still can get good out of it. In fact, MORE Chair helped me so much when I had lower back issues at the beginning of T-Tapp!

      Keep me posted!
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      • AlisaJDrury
        AlisaJDrury commented
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        This info is so helpful for me! Thank you!! Every time I try to get started again, I have issues and it frustrates me so I stop instead of finding other ways to push through.

        BlessedMama, I am going to try More Chair this weekend and see how that goes because I very seldom have issues during the workout so I want to see if my symptoms are lessened by the Chair.
        Last edited by AlisaJDrury; 11-09-2018, 09:26 PM.

    • #4
      You know for the muscles and the size of my leg and body, and also because I am short torso the center of gravity is high than Teresa's, and therefore floor workout is harder on short torso long legs, but way effective also for short torso long legs... I consider my floor workout weight bearing! LOL.

      It depends on if you are slim and slight and long torso or not, our limbs become our own weight as equipment. When we tuck and do the full fiber activation, I consider weight bearing.
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      • ayj67
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        Let's reveal all the horrible floor movements... I am not good with the Pilate V sit, I cannot grab my ankle... I can only grab on my knees or lower thighs. I have given up on the hope of sitting up on sit-up... Nevertheless, Core Floor and BBF gives me my best shape... I get my waist down to 28 inches, that is my 17-18 year old size...

        I look 100 lbs when I was 125. I look 125 lbs when I am 146 lbs... So, you know I won a prize from those circus guy guess weight, LOL.

      • AlisaJDrury
        AlisaJDrury commented
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        With practice, months and months of practice, I can do a V sit and touch my ankles but my back always feel strained later so I would rather not LOL

        I would win on a guess my weight game also. I am 5'3" so the little bit of extra height makes me look leaner, not so stocky, but I have always been thicker between my hips and knees.

        I am encouraged to hear your results with Core Floor and BBF. Who would have thought some stretching workouts would lean you out like that? Oh, Teresa did...and Thank God she did!!

      • ayj67
        ayj67 commented
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        LOL, BBF and Core Floor are not little stretching workouts. Actually, I remember talking to Teresa in Jan 2017, and I told her that BBF, Core Floor and Turn Back Time, Teresa said those workout gave her the best results too. I would credit the fascia stretch in those workouts being very lymphatic and eliminate more inflammation than accumulating... The workouts are just good for sculpting.

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      ayj67 Oh absolutely they are intense. TFFS was challenging Friday. I had to stop 20 min in. I've done Core Floor with Trisch and that's no joke ????
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      • ayj67
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        Nanburr, Nancy, for the Pilate V sit, just focus on keeping the lats tight, abs in from lower, mid, to upper abs and grab on to the knee (behind knee). That is the only spot I can grab on to. When we deal with lower body, everyone's stance and spots are slightly different. It all depends on how long your spine is, how long your femurs are, how long your arms and hands are, how wide your hip is... I read those in my Corrective Exercise class for ISSA, so it is not one side or one stance or one position fits all. Following the advices given by Teresa at Critter Crunch Floor on POP (point of perfection), you will be focusing on the alignment that is not invasive and most natural to you to activate the most muscles. We are not there to look like Teresa, we are there to get the best out of our own physica restriction and potential.

        Funny, the Corrective Exercise Textbook talks about alignments, fascia and muscles activation, not as much as Teresa did, and the book dishes out corrective movement exercise like child's play when I compare them to T-Tapp moves. I was laughing so hard on all those movements suggested. Well, now I know the key terms and I also know how to spot bad alignments with just a picture where people stand and sit still.

      • BlessedMama
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        Are you doing the Corrective Exercise course from ISSA ayj? I did that last January. I kept thinking, "Yep, Teresa said that. Yep, that's what Teresa says" LOL!

      • ayj67
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        Yup, Trisch, trying keep my ISSA trainer status up until I can certify for T-Tapp. I don't really want to take the class, but then I don't want to take the personal trainer class over again either. So, taking another certificate class.

    • #6
      The BBFF is helping me a lot with lower back pain. I just did it again tonight after 2 days off. I was really sorry about being away from it for 2 days. So sore, so stiff, nearly crying when trying to climb stairs, can't put my pants on while standing up...that workout is really helping me to live more normally. I'm not sure I like it that I'm getting bigger across the back of my waist, but it is from building muscle back there. One other benefit: I suffer from swelling in the legs, and if I do this workout at night, my legs are so much thinner in the morning. I can tell I am already draining by the time I get to the third "little waterbug" move. Yahoo!

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      • AlisaJDrury
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        Oohhh this sounds like something I need to open and try. I would imagine once you build muscle in other areas, the fat will burn faster and you won't have that "inch gain" feeling in the back area. I having been trying TFFS and I like this, but I am always sore afterward, which I am hoping if I could JUST be consistent it will pass after my body and muscle strength improves.

      • ayj67
        ayj67 commented
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        Nan, are you taking alfalfa? You have water retention issue and your kidney is impacted. Please make sure you take on enough magnesium and the sour stuff like ACV and real lemons. Parsley and parsley root tea, etc. Alfalfa is a kidney herb and it helps with water retention issue. So, even if you are not doing a full fledge workout, please try to step 10 mins everyday by minimum, or do a set of Awesome Legs from Target Pop or whatever you have (even from the old CRT DVD). Pumping the calves are important to get rid of the water retention. Of course, drink enough water to balance the pH... dehydration lead to water retention, funny but true.

    • #7
      This thread has been helpful. I'm starting BBFF this week. Oh boy, I know I'm not looking forward to the Pilates V ... but it will be a good challenge.
      As I always say, T-Tapp is God-Given and God Guided. I am honored to have the opportunity to share what's been gifted to me. There is so much more woven within each of the T-Tapp exercise and special sequences within the workouts than just a means to lose inches and look good......So good luck....just do your personal best and you WILL continue to repair/rebuild from the inside out and your body will continue to look, feel and FUNCTION better too. - Teresa (April 12, 2018)

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      • #8
        Thanks, everybody. Ayj, I'm told the leg swelling is due to venous insufficiency, and I know that moving the calves (and everywhere, really) is very important. I have done alfalfa, including Teresa's, and I don't notice much difference, even though I know it's great for most people. I seem to respond best to avoiding certain foods (especially dairy).I'm also a big fan of lemon, vegetable juices and smoothies, bitter herbal teas. You can imagine the good I get out of that sequence #1. It's the best thing I know for draining the legs, even better than Awesome Legs (probably because you are at it longer!) This is serious piano season, and I am spending a lot of time sitting on that bench practicing like mad. I try to get up every hour or so, but I'm sure that is taking a toll.

        I have another comment, but I think I will put it on another thread. Thanks, all!

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        • ayj67
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          Mmmm, I am going to dish out enzyme and cayenne for you to try and see if they will do some good...
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