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T-Tapp: Step Away The Inches

Teresa Tapp

This one is filmed in Teresa's very pretty living room, and there are no background exercisers. On the DVD is a section for instruction, and she shows you the various moves you'll be doing in the workout, as well as reviews T-Tapp stance. You don't need to go through the instruction to get to the workout - it's a separate chapter - but I would recommend going through it the first time you do the workout.

The workout is about 23 minutes long and is more than just a walking workout. T-Tapp stance is maintained, even when we move. The moves are simple - side to side, arms out and/or over the head, knees up. There is no music for a good reason. You need to CONCENTRATE to keep good form in order to get the full benefits of these workouts.

If you're familiar with T-Tapp you already know form is crucial to the program's success. Shoulders back, butt tucked, stomach in, knee to little toe, no big toe. In four weeks of T-Tapp I lost nineteen and a half inches.

T-Tapp is isometic contraction as opposed to isotonic. The muscle is worked at both insertion sites, resulting in lean muscles as opposed to bulky ones. Because we contract five to seven muscle groups at once (assuming you're paying attention to form), we work harder. It's also designed to be rehabilitative. Your aching joints will improve quickly!

I would recommend using this one before moving onto Step It To The Max. I sweat buckets doing this one! I really like it!!

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