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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?
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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!

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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, 10:26 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
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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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      • nanburr
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        Thank you. I was asking because we are always told we need to be doing weight-bearing exercise for our spines and general bone strength. I thought maybe the isometric component would help, but wasn't sure - they say that swimming and even biking are not weight bearing.

        I have been doing sequence #1 (mostly) from BBFF. It is not as hard as Core Floor (It took me awhile to figure out which was which since I bought them at the same time and they look similar, sound similar), but let me tell you (and I'm interested that you say, ayj, that it is harder for short torso/long leg), IT IS PRETTY HARD FOR ME! And I am a short spine with long - and heavy - legs. (ALL of the figure "concerns"!) It is hard to get those legs up off the ground! But as of two days ago, I am getting something new happening. It is something to do with the sacrum being more solidly flat on the floor, I think. This is a change. It makes me stronger when it comes to those Pilates and legs-in-the-air moves. I still have trouble with the hip stretch on my right leg (the one with the bent knee, foot resting on other knee). I just keep doing it because I know it is doing me good (and as a bonus, I can wear pants I haven't worn for awhile - yippee!) By the way, I don't know if I will EVER be able to grab my ankles in a V-seat without falling over! Maybe after the progress I've made, I should try it again. I just got the new Fascia Fitness CD, but I am so addicted to BBFF that I haven't even opened it yet.

      • AlisaJDrury
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        @nanburr

        Remember AYJ67 said it was harder for her being short torso long leg, but that it gave her the best shape since she was 18.

        Also, Berei improves on her bone density scans every year. Pumping the lymph regularly helps to move hormones and produce hormones properly. When we do this we produce the hormones that help us build bone and muscle. Improving the muscle helps build and protect our bones. With T-Tapp we are doing all of that.

        Don't be worried because we aren't lifting weights, T-Tapp is a whole different, awesome and wonderful non-impact exercise that does the same as lifting weights.

        When you improve your abdominal muscles you will be able to sit in a V-sit without falling over...grabbing your ankles I am not sure LOL As your abdominal muscles improve it gives you stability for pilates moves like a V-sit.

        I cannot wait to get BBFF in the mail. I should have it by Friday I hope. I will let you know what I think.
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