A Progressive Revelation: Why You Never Outgrow T-Tapp
by Kayla Howard
This month marks my 5 year anniversary of being a T-Tapp Trainer. And, I’m going on 7 years of actually doing the workout. I hear that this is a marvel in the world of fitness and exercise. Most people would have needed to change up their workout quite a bit during six-and-a-half years' time.
The progressive power of the T-Tapp workout never ceases to amaze me.
Last week I spent 4 days with Teresa Tapp in Florida learning a new T-Tapp workout — which is really just tweaks to what already exists. The workout is called “Senior Fit” and will be available to you very soon. As a Master Trainer, I was attempting to learn this new workout and get certified to teach it. Basically that means… working-out several hours per day, then spending the rest of the time taking notes and trying to keep my brain from catching fire.
In the past, I would spend the entire time at the retreat totally exhausted and horribly sore. Then it would take several days at home to recover fully. But that was not the case this year.
We learned a new secret.
The words “muscle activation” are not new to any T-Tappers in the audience. I talk it, Teresa talks it and many of the other trainers talk it. We all know that muscle activation is the secret to success with your T-Tapp workout. What we don’t always know is how to achieve it, or what is feels like when we do.
Think of T-Tapp like an "onion" for a few moments. The first time you use your DVD, you’ll feel things you’ve never felt in any workout before. Most likely your thighs will scream at you, and you’ll wonder how long you have to “hold this position.” As you follow your DVD for a few months, results start to come and you get stronger. You begin to peel back the layers as you learn more about T-Tapp. Working with a trainer peels back more layers. Personal revelation produces even more results.
As you get stronger and stronger, you learn more about the nuances of T-Tapp,— but all along the way it works! Never worry that what you are doing isn’t working, because it IS working. It’s progressively reshaping your body.
What I learned this weekend is getting very near to the heart of T-Tapp. I thought I had excellent form (and truly I do), however, even I found some weak spots in my form. Senior Fit is a workout that allows no cheating.
My Revelation #1
I was failing to fully activate along a small section of my spine. This was in my thoracic spine, specifically between my shoulder blades. No, I didn’t need to squeeze my shoulder blades together, I needed to activate along the spine in a different way. It helped when Teresa touched the area I needed to tighten. WOW. What a difference this has made in my workout!
My Revelation #2
Curling the core is supportive of the adrenal glands. I mean very, very supportive. For example, I slept no more than 5 hours each night, felt fabulous, and never had jet lag EITHER direction. As far as specifics on how I changed my curl, I’m afraid that will be reserved for my live coaching sessions. Due to copyrights and ownership of intellectual property, I can’t elaborate here.
Your take away: Never stress about where you are in your T-Tapp journey. Always know that every workout is a progressive step forward to a better body and healthier life!