Saturday, December 8, 2012

T-Tapp With Other Exercise Rotation

This blog gets quite a few hits from people searching for how to mix T-Tapp with other types of exercse. For that reason I decided to post an older rotation I had created that mixes the T-Tapp Tempo Parts dvds with Fluidity barre, yoga AND optional cardio.
 
This is a very full schedule and I wouldn't recommend it for long term. That's not simply because of total length of the workout but also because you're sending you mind and body in a lot of different directions. Short term that can be exilarating - long term it can be exhausting.
 
T-Tapp, Fluidity, Yoga, Rotation

with Cardio Option




Day 1: A.M.: T-Tapp to Tempo Arms, your choice of 30 minutes of cardio
P.M: Restore your mind and body with your choice of Yoga 20-30 minutes


Day 3: A.M.: Fluidity Barre – your choice
P.M.: Restore your mind and body with your choice of Yoga 20-30 minutes
Day 4: A.M.: T-Tapp to Tempo Torso, your choice of 30 minutes of cardio
P.M.: Restore your mind and body with your choice of Yoga 20-30 minutes
Day 5: A.M.: Fluidity Barre – your choice
P.M.: Restore your mind and body with your choice of Yoga 20-30 minutes
Day 6: A.M.: T-Tapp to Tempo Lower body, NO Cardio today
P.M.: Restore your mind and body with your choice of Yoga 20-30 minutes
Day 6: A.M.: Fluidity Barre, your choice of 30 minutes of cardio
P.M.: Restore your mind and body with your choice of Yoga 20-30 minutes
Day 7: Primary back stretch and optional 20-30 minutes of restorative yoga
Additional notes/options:

1. Cardio: walking, running, Step away the inches or other walking tapes, cardio coach, short step tapes, machine cardio – you name it and you can use it but try to remember your linear alignment - ribs up too. You may also opt to simply throw on some music while you're cleaning and dance as you clean.

2. Fluidity: Work at the level you’re most comfortable at. You may also sub in other barre workouts such as Lotte Berk, Calanetics, iBallet, etc. Note: when you are told to put your weight into the center during fluidity DO NOT allow your instep to collapse and your knee to roll inward.

3. Yoga: Restorative in nature. A set or two from an Ana and Ravi Kundalini DVD works really well. A set or two from Cyndi Lee’s audio practices work well. A short Yin practice is also great. One of the shorter sets from Barbara Benagh’s Stress reduction DVD is another great choice. A shorter practice from JJ Gormley’s Yoga for Every Body DVD is yet another option. Trust me when I say that this isn’t the time for power yoga. You want to calm the body, decrease the stress response, encourage restful sleep and encourage the body to rebuild stronger and leaner.

Above all have fun!

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