T-Tapp Mythbuster

T-Tapp Mythbuster
by Charlotte Siems
As seen on TV.  The scientists and engineers choose an urban legend  to prove or disprove by a carefully controlled experiment.  They construct a dynamite-rigged test and don their safety glasses and helmets behind a steel-reinforced hut.  Press the button and **BAM!**  The truth comes out and the proof is in the results.    
T-Tapp has a few urban legends of its own–common misperceptions or mistaken impressions.  You may have heard or thought some of these.  In the interest of public awareness, here a few:
MYTH:  Tucking butt = Tightening buns.  It is actually much more comprehensive.  A good explanation of curling the core is on the T-Tapp forum.  Try out the search function and learn more.
MYTH:  Bootcamps = All of your results.  Bootcamps are great to start out and can jumpstart inch loss when it has slowed or stopped, but it’s the consistency after the bootcamp that gives the long-term results.  During my inch loss journey I started out with my version of a bootcamp—5 days of Instructional  #1, then 7 more days of Basic Workout Plus.  At another point I did a 12-day bootcamp of the Total Workout, with 4 reps of the second half of the workout.  By the end of that bootcamp I was so tired and sore I had to take a full week off!  Every “body” is different, so someone else would probably have a different experience.  But from then on, my rare bootcamps were 4-5 days.   
MYTH:  Shoulders back = Leaning back.  Shoulder to hip alignment is a key principle for inch loss, and leaning back gets shoulders behind hips.  Once again, the T-Tapp forum has your answer.
MYTH:  T-Tapp is easy.  It’s been said that if you think it’s easy, you’re not doing it right.  T-Tapp has been many things to me, but easy isn’t one of them.
MYTH:  Everybody can get to a single-digit size.  Think about this:  you can’t get smaller than your skeleton.   If you are big-boned, size 12 or 14 (or more) may be your final goal, minus the back fat and muffin-top. 
There you have it, folks—the truth about some T-Tapp urban legends, no dynamite required.    
Charlotte Siems spent over 25 years avoiding the mirror while managing a busy household and homeschooling her 12 children.  Gaining more weight as the years passed, she ended up exhausted, stressed and 110+ pounds overweight.  After finding the T-Tapp workout system, she went from a tired size 22W to an energetic size 6, which she has maintained for years.  With a heart to help women struggling to regain their figures and their energy, she became a certified fitness trainer.  She was personally certified by Teresa Tapp as a T-Tapp Trainer.




  1. Jeannette says:

    Charlotte, as always great tips to encourage our success. Thanks!!

  2. Being on my second day of instructional tape 2, preparing for my first bootcamp after doing 4 months of fairly consistent basic plus workout makes me a total believer in this article. i was a fitness instructor for 7 years, and this workout is the hardest because you have to learn how to feel and position your muscles for optimal results! There is not a single workout that I am not paying attention to position, and am always learning something. I thought I would get bored with T-tapp, but it is anything but boring. Thanks for the good article:)

  3. Charlotte,
    Thanks for Mythbusting! My goal is to focus on consistency. I know it’s true that consistency after bootcamp will give me the long-term results I want. Even during the bootcamp that I am doing now, I have noticed that when I don’t do my workout early and around the same time every day it becomes a draining nagging thought that I need to get it done all day long. When I wake up and get it done right away, there is emotional peace and satisfaction knowing that it’s done. Love your posts. Thanks!

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