T-Tapp Together Bootcamp, Day 2

senior-fit-girl-with-waterIt’s Day Two of the T-Tapp Together Bootcamp! Are you feeling the energy of this group? It helps to know that you’re not alone, doesn’t it?

I’m proud of each one of you who have committed to doing this bootcamp even though it’s not the easiest thing in the world. In fact, if you think T-Tapp is easy, you’re doing it wrong!Β At first you may not have the mind-to-muscle connection to activate muscle and *get* the alignment so you may wonder what all the fuss and sweat is about. That’s okay. Keeping doing T-Tapp and you’ll get there. There’s no such thing as perfect form, believe it or not. Form is a progression, not perfection.

There have been some questions about doing a 14-day bootcamp. Hey, L-O-N-G bootcamps were NOT the key to my success! It’s the consistency AFTER the bootcamp. Bootcamps are great for establishing consistency, learning the form, creating mind-to-muscle connections and a bunch of other things. But don’t worry if you’re not able to do a honkin’ long bootcamp. Remember, to be considered a bootcamp, you do a workout on consecutive days. If you skip a day or two, it’s no longer considered a bootcamp. In my nearly seven years of T-Tapp, I’ve only done ONE 12-day bootcamp! At the end I was exhausted and had to take an entire week off! So listen to your body. Push yourself but don’t hurt yourself. And do a reasonable, effective bootcamp of at least 4 days.

Today’s form tip:Β Make sure you’re not leaning back when you hear “shoulders back!” Shoulder to hip alignment is key for lower body inch loss. If you lean back it will make your tummy stick out and you’ll build muscle around it. You might even strain your back. Watching the video it may look like Teresa is slightly leaning back, but that’s because the bent knees create a slight angle. Depending on the workout you do, bending the knees comes at different points. But after you’ve tucked (pressing lower back flat), LIFT RIBS and your shoulders will fall into place. Keep the chest out like a superhero. Many of us collapse our chests so that shoulders come forward. Put on your cape and be Super Tapper–chest out, ribs up, tall and proud!

I love the comments, keep ’em comin’! Last night and this morning I’ve been at a remote campground visiting my husband. The internet service is poor, and we even went to Dairy Queen in town last night to find a hotspot but no dice. Lo and behold, early this morning I got a signal so I’m writing this post for you–quick! All that to say, I’ll go back through comments from yesterday and today when I get home, so hang on if you have a question.

Carry on!

~ Charlotte Siems, Master T-Tapp Trainer


  1. Lori Herr says:

    Day 2- well first let me say I didn’t get my short routine done yesterday afternoon, but that OK. I at least got the 1st one done (BWO+). This morning I did Tapp Core. I have a big day ahead of me and that’s all I had in me early this morning. I do feel energized when I do that one, too, so that is good. I will be home this afternoon in time to do something short. I have found that I must have variety in my routines or I get bored and give up, so this bootcamp will probably be different things throughout, even though I earlier thought I would do BWO+ each day. Hope that still matches a “bootcamp”.
    Have a great day 2!!

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      I’m glad you’re adapting to keep going! It’s helpful to do the SAME routine each day of your bootcamp, since part of the purpose is to build muscle memory and mind-to-muscle connections. Since it’s just four days, hopefully you can stick with a routine that works for you!

      1. Anonymous says:

        I didn’t realize the boot camp should be the same routine each day. Oops! I’ll figure something out to make it work. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. Lorraine Kocher says:

    Yipee another DAY DOWN ! I am doing Total Workout with Instruction should I being doing another small workout during the day also? Hope you are having fun and enjoying your time with your husband! Thank you again!

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      No, a Total Workout is plenty! The only exception would be if you’re doing 2 a day for 2 days instead of 1 day for four days.

  3. Well, my 2-a-day just switched to 4 day. Missed the pm workout… Seems like if I don’t roll out of bed and workout, it just won’t happen. I don’t mind doing it over the weekend though…

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Oh, that’s okay! Do what works, even if it’s a little longer!

  4. Mary Ellen says:

    I love the Super Tapper image!!! I’m going to put on my workout clothes and cape now and do this thing!!!

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Tah-dah! Chest out!!

  5. I did my second day and always feel good after doing the BWplus. I want to do something else later in the day, I feel like it! πŸ™‚

    I sent an email to you Charlotte about Senior Fit on another site. About ordering it ahead of time so I can pick it up in the States when we are there in October. Is that a possibility? 60 for DVD is fine, but 30 for USP I would like to save if I can purchase Senior Fit and pick it up somewhere while we are going through the Oregon Coast which is where we will be traveling.
    I am not a tech person, so my email likely ended up somewhere you don’t go to regularly! πŸ™‚ The date was March and April I sent the email to . Sorry for that. Have a great day!

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Yikes! I don’t remember that far back–sorry about that! I’m sure that won’t be a problem–if you have a place for them to send it to. In the meantime you might even be able to get a sale price if the place you’re sending it to doesn’t mind storing it for you!

  6. Cyndi wilson says:

    Did tempo arms second day! Skin brushed yesterday. Who’ll again after swimming today.

  7. Yesterday (the 11th) was the first day I was able to do an entire BWO+HD. Hooray! I fully intended on doing it again in the evening, but we ended up going to a friend’s house instead. So I will do the workout again this evening, and twice tomorrow. Thank you so much for all the encouragement you give, not just to me, but to everyone!

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      I love this! It’s okay if it takes a while to be able to do all of it! Then there may come a day when it’s hard again and that’s okay, too. Good job!

  8. Comment and Question: I am looking forward to keeping this commitment to myself today. I will be doing BWO+ at lunch and after work and I’ll add awesome legs and OIP/half frogs OR jog rocks. This workout really energizes me and leaves me feeling strong, Love what T-Tapping does for me.
    Here is my question: After I am done with my bootcamp. How long do you suggest that I wait before getting into a routine? I have bitten off too much in the past and end up dropping out. You speak a lot about consistency so I wondered if you reached your goal by working out every othe day?
    I look forward to hearing from you when you have time. (I will be busy this weekend being a Ninja Mom!) Thank you for leading me on this part of my journey, You are an answer to my prayers.

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      So glad to encourage you, Bette! After your bootcamp, take two days off. Then find a rhythm that works for you and your life: every other day or 4 times per week or Monday through Friday with weekends off, etc. For me, 3x week was enough to maintain and 4x week for inch loss. Carry on!

  9. Day 5 of 67 min. Sr. Fit DONE! Still undecided if I will extend my BC through the weekend, but I am proud of myself for keeping my commitment to a 5 day BC. I did it!

    Charlotte, thank you for hosting this shindig; I discovered it by “accident” and am so grateful to to be a part of this community. There really is a kind of energy generated from knowing other T-Tappers are joining together to work a boot camp at the same time. Happy Tappin’! πŸ™‚

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Very cool, Susan! Five days is a very respectable bootcamp! I can’t wait to see what good things happen as a result!

  10. Thanks for the great tips Charlotte, I was leaning back a little, I thought Teresa Was leaning back like you said.
    I have been doing T Tapp everyday for 2 weeks and walking 2 miles (Instructional for a week) after this boot camp I will rest every other day.
    Mom to 10 ages 24-3 (3 today).

    I have been trying to lose 50 Lbs for 3 years. Im a serial dieter/workout-a-holic.
    Thyroid/adrealal problems.

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Congratulations on your family, Helen! Less is More with T-Tapp, especially with adrenal issues. Have you read my adrenal articles here on the blog? You might find that your body releases inches when you take more time off!

  11. Day 2 of the Total Workout Instructionals done!
    I have a tendency to roll out my ankles when I push knee to little toe, so I have been trying to concentrate on keeping big ball joint down…but then I don’t feel like I am pushing my knees out πŸ˜› Any tips for me?

    1. Oh, and I even made it through Lawnmowers!!

    2. Charlotte Siems says:

      Try weight in heels to stabilize. Weight off the ball joint helps you curl the core. By the way, a shorter stance (with feet closer together) makes it easier to push knees out and activate abs.

  12. Day 2 of “More’, Done! Added in Diva DerriΓ¨re today. :-).

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Kay, DD is a goodie but a toughie! Great job!

  13. I just finished the second BWO of the day! I did BWO+HD this morning, and the BWO only this evening. My legs are half-set jello! I can hardly type! But I DID IT!!!!

    My husband has been wanting to get started with T-Tapp, so he sat and watched the whole BWO while I did it. I told him that tomorrow I would do the BWO+ again in the morning and evening. Then starting next week, I’ll do the BWO+HD for myself in the morning, and we’ll start working on doing the MORE with him in the evening. We’ll get him measured and weighed over the weekend. He’s excited to begin!

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      That is awesome about your husband. MORE is a great one to start with because it’s a little slower and it helps you get the form. Men usually lose faster, too, so it’s motivating! Be sure he measures before he begins–it’s so nice to have a record of progress!

  14. Hi Again Charlotte, I will be reading more about adrenal issues on your blog, Im new to your blog but I visit it a LOT πŸ™‚
    Today I reached my limit and need to rest, I would be interested to know what happens when your Lymph system starts working properly because of T Tapp.

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Flushing out the toxins carried in lymph can give you more energy and clearer skin. Teresa Tapp said that T-Tapp helps your body process chemical carbs (junk food)!

  15. Was sick day 1 and missed the first day so did two BWO today shooting for a total tomorrow

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      LIsten to your body as you recover from illness–a Total Workout tomorrow *might* be too much at this point…

  16. I did it! It was a hugely busy day, i was still in my pjs and had to leave the house in one hour. I never would have exercised without the accountability! But I actually went in and tapped!

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Wahoo!! Good for you, Jenny! I’m glad you got your workout in, and I KNOW your body is glad!

  17. Day 2 of 2-a-Days COMPLETE!… Morning BWO+ was great, but due to a migraine, I procrastinated the 2nd WO until almost 10pm!… But I DID IT! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for this encouragement, Charlotte!… What’s next???

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Beverly, that is awesome that you persevered and DID it!! Now that your bootcamp is finished, take off two days before you measure. Then go to every other day or 4x week or M-F, whatever works for you and keeps you consistent!

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