Q: Could you share more about what you did that really made those short workouts so effective?
A: There were a combination of things I did to help make short workouts effective. First of all, I actually DID the short workouts. :-) Not just once or twice a week, but pretty much every other day, at least 4-6 times a week (6x week during harder efforts for a season, like the 60-Day Challenge, 4x week during regularly scheduled life, especially during the holidays). I believe that long workouts EOD would give faster results overall, but only if done in good form. In other words, flopping quickly through the Total Workout in an effort to speed up inch loss would *possibly* give less results than a mindful, muscle-activated short workout. I say *possibly* because it would depend on overall form, fitness level, etc.
I became a student of T-Tapp. I am "an inquiring mind who wants to know" so my search for information was probably more intense than the average person. Many people are not the type to read everything they can find on a subject. However, even the most casual learner can scribble a question about form on a post-it note as they work out and look it up on the forum later using the "search" function or study the move in Fit and Fabulous. I read and posted on the forum almost every day, so that knowledge base built up. Of course reading a form tip and applying a form tip are two different things, and you have to DO the workout to apply the form tweak (see above).
I have more to say on this, so there will be a sequel to this question. In the meantime I must cook supper for twelve. On the menu for tonight: refried beans, tortilla chips, salad, taco meat, cheese and sour cream for a Mexican buffet.