When You Can’t “Stand” to T-Tapp
This week one of my clients shared that she had a knee injury acting up and she knew she needed to stop doing her T-Tapp workout to let it heal. The problem is, she's so consistent and making such great progress, it was a HUGE disappointment to take time off.
Hey-we all get injured from time to time. Whether it's a knee, an ankle, something torn, sprained or broken, most of us have been there. How do we keep going with our T-Tapp when this unfortunate event happens?
That's what we'll talk about today. These are the modifications I gave her and I'm sharing them here for others who need to know, this is not the end of your fitness progress.
The first thing you need is clearance from your doctor or care provider. Always get advice on what you can and cannot do from your doctor when you are dealing with an injury.
Ideas and options for you when you are healing from a lower body injury include:
A unique workout done sitting in a chair found on the T-Tapp MORE DVD. (10 minutes)
2009's TappCore "Hoe Down Showdown" winners join Teresa to teach a new sit down workout that can be done in the classroom, at home or even at work so everyone can fit in fitness during the day. (12;36 minutes)
Moves you can do sitting in GOOD T-Tapp alignment!
- Shoulders Rolls
- Curl Core/Reach Dive, then Curl back up to sitting tall and shoulder roll. (like standing oil wells shown in Mindful Movements.)
- All Plié Arms
- Seated Reach Scoop
- Seated Claps/Thumbs Away
- Seated T-Tapp Twist (see MORE or Sunray)
- Butterflies (little, mid and full)
To increase the cardio of a seated workout, put a set of butterflies between each move. Adding claps between moves is also a great idea.
I do encourage you to move as much as your doctor says you are able while you are facing a mild injury. Moving actually helps your body to heal. Rest is crucial to repairing some injuries, but moving as much of your body that you are able will help you recover quicker and have less ground loss during this down time.