Sunday, January 24, 2010

Making Short Workouts Effective, Part 1a p.s.

In case you didn't read Casey's comment, here is part of it:

"Taking the less is more approach with T-Tapp you can focus on pushing your form as best you can for a 15-20 minute routine in order to get the most out of the workout. Rushing through a longer workout with sloppy form doesn't benefit you much. It's best to focus on doing the best you can with your form on each exercise, even if that means less repetitions at your own pace. Taking that route will get your body stronger faster so that you can do more each time you exercise."

My thoughts exactly!  No "break moves," no spaghetti arms, no straight knees--you get the picture.  Sure, it's a lot to think about, it's hard, it makes me huff and puff, I feel uncoordinated, waaaahhh! :-)  But in what other workout system do you get so much for so little investment of time?  I stand amazed when I read about people going to a gym two hours a day, six days a week.  Power to ya.  But it wouldn't work for me, period.  I'll spare you the details of what I've got to do this week, but suffice it to say, uh, I'm busy.  So I'll take 15 minutes of isometric, comprehensive compound muscle movement and go on my merry way.

5 comments:

  1. I needed to see this! I sometimes get frustrated because my body just won't do as much as I want. (I've finaly got BWO+ to pace, but am still trying to work my way through TW Instruction 2.) The reminder to focus on form rather than getting through it all is encouraging to me. That and feeling those abs get nice and tight under all my fluff! Wow, I do have muscles there!

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  2. Charlotte, I think you and I must be twins! ;)

    I had figured out that 80% of my workouts over my 3 year T-Tapp journey have been shorter ones...and 40% of them MORE 4 in 1!

    So yes, short workouts WORK!

    Thanks for sharing!

    HUGS!

    Trisch

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  3. Guess I should have mentioned in the above, in case someone doesn't know my story (can you edit these things?!) that I have lost 150 inches to date! :)

    Again--short workouts WORK!


    Trisch

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  4. I'm so happy to find that you have a blog. I found it via the t-tapp forum where you kindly responded to my post! I look forward to more good information here and at your website.

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