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1 Body Needed - your body is your gym
Natural Resources; Your Body is Your Gym 
The pile of reddish colored, flexible branches on my floor inspired me to start thinking about using the resources we’ve been given wisely.  They are destined to become a chandelier for our annual Valentines banquet when I find the time to wire and fashion them together.   I also have a tree-like bush, heavily wrapped with lights in my corner adding a new, one of a kind lamp to my living room.  It was so easy for my friend and I to go out on our property and turn these otherwise ugly bushes into something wonderfully attractive.  They did not even cost us anything unless you count the lights we used from our Christmas boxes. 
Did you know you’ve been given many incredible resources? One of those amazing resources is your body.  Just like you can decorate with natural, inexpensive items, you also don’t need lots of expensive equipment to achieve a wonderfully attractive figure!
T-Tapp incorporates something called, “is  ometric muscle contractions”.  Are you wondering what that means?  Here is a little explanation by By Marcia Veach, eHow Contributor At www.ehow.com  
“There are two basic types of muscle contractions: Isotonic and isometric.   
In isotonic contractions, the muscle length changes–it may either get shorter or get longer. An isotonic muscle contraction that causes the muscle length to get shorter is called a concentric contraction. If the muscle is lengthening in a controlled manner, the contraction is called eccentric.
In isometric contractions, on the other hand, the muscle is being activated, but its length doesn't change. Imagine yourself holding a bag of groceries. You can feel your arm muscles working, even though your arms aren't changing position. That's an isometric contraction.
# Isometric exercises help build muscle mass through their slow, sustained contractions. Most trainers recommend using some type of resistance with this exercise. For example, you could press your feet against a wall or you could hold weights out away from your trunk with your arms.
Muscles burn more calories than fat, so like most exercises that help build muscle, isometric exercises are fat burners.
Another advantage of isometric exercises is that they are simple and can be adjusted so that most anyone at any age and in any physical condition can do them.”
Did you know that T-Tapp is primarily isometric?   You'll be working 5-7+ muscles at one time using your own body weight.  That’s what I call using the resources you’ve been given to develop a better body! 
Oh! And I did find time to make those branches into something fun…



Kayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves to teach the T-Tapp method of staying fit in 15 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home.  She is a  Biblical Health Coach and Senior T-Tapp  Trainer, certified to teach all forms of T-Tapp.  If you'd like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions!  Send an email to: kayla@t-tapp.com


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