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lets get physical, physical...{free tracy anderson!}

Posted Jul 31 2010 8:57am

Over the last few months, since I've stated my love and adoration for Tracy Anderson, I've received a TON of emails with questions and needed advice.

And while Tracy has yet to hire me on as a TA Mentor, I'm still here happy to help.

It's been about a year, off an on, that I've been doing the method, so I am still learning what works and how to make it work for me.  I'm not the end all expert, fyi.  =)

I think you should start by going  here , since that page has ALL the workouts and webisodes that you can find for free online.  Every time another one is released I always update it, as I know a lot of you guys use it for your workouts.

As for her DVD's, I have almost all, with the exception of Perfect Design I .  
Honestly, I think that if you start with the stuff online and get used to her method, only then should you need to start purchasing the DVD's.  The great thing with her stuff, is that there is SO much content out there, that you can always keep your muscles guessing so they never plateau.

Now to be completely honest, I don't always stick exclusively to Tracy, although her stuff is always mixed into my workout week.

Sometimes when I get bored, I add Physique 57 in there a few days a week.  And when my shins feel like death, I switch to Kenpo or Plyometrics from the P90X series....
Tracy's main thing with her method regarding cardio is to do stuff that doesn't have you doing repetitive stuff...which causes muscles to bulk.  If you choose something other than her dance cardio, just make sure you're mixing it up!

I do tend to work out 5-6 days a week, always taking a rest on Sunday's.  But there are some days I just don't have it in me to do both strength AND cardio, and on those days I just make sure I do at least one of the two.

Last, but not least, you guys have asked which video you should start with should you just choose one.

My advice is the Mat Workout .  
It's definitely my favorite in that it has a perfect blend of all body parts, and it's one that will take some time to be able to get all the way through without a rest.

If you need an emphasis on Abs though, Post Pregnancy is amazing for that.  She still has a pretty good legs and arm section, but the ab section is what will really kick your butt.  If you need more of a challenge for the other parts, you can always add on ankle weights for the legs and do the arm section twice.

The Perfect Design Series is also pretty good, but I am so not a fan of the arm section in any of them.  I still do it though just to mix things up...since she really kicks things up in the leg section, and if that's a trouble spot, these videos will work wonders.  
A little tip for the arm section: I play it in slow motion so not only am I making sure to do it correctly, but it also makes it take twice as long which seems to give a way better burn!

As for her dance cardio DVD's, I am still a fan of her first one , but would suggest getting the second one once you've been doing the first for a time.  Remember, it's all about mixing it up!!!

So, there you have it.  
I did my best to answer all the questions you guys had, but if you have anything else on your mind, you know I'm here!!!


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